This 1992 Mercedes 500 E is in Pearl Black with Grey.
The famously bulletproof W124 Mercedes sedan was a handsome car that radiated a timeless quality. And then Porsche got its hands on it. While Mercedes called the shots on what it wanted the 500 E to be, it was Porsche that made it special. Cars would go back and forth between the two factories. They would leave Mercedes-Benz to go to Porsche, and not just any Porsche factory but the Rossle Bau Factory (the birthplace of the 959) and back and forth this would go. Cars would leave Mercedes to go to Porsche to have the fenders altered to accommodate 16 inch alloy wheels, install an all aluminum 5.0L V8 under the hood and fit a reinforced rear suspension. Then the cars would be sent back to Mercedes-Benz for paint work. Following that, each 500 E would then return back to Zuffenhousen for final assembly. After 18 days of back and forth the cars where ready to be shipped.
About 1500 examples made it to the U.S between 1992 and 1994.
This car began its life in the States where it was sold new at Fletcher Jones Motorcars in Newport Beach, California on October 17, 1992 to its first owner in Corona Del Mar.
It is in excellent condition. No accident history. Clear Carfax posted.
241 left front seat electrically adjustable with memory feature
291 airbag for driver and front passenger
300 storage box in front tray
340 additional 3rd stop lamp
412 electric sliding roof with tilting device
441 steering column electrically adjustable
461 instrument with mileage reading and English lettering
494 California version
524 paintcoat preservation
540 roller blind, electric, for rear window
551 anti-theft warning system
570 front armrest, folding
581 automatic climate control
592 heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (laminated glass), band filter
810 sound package
873 seat heater
Factory paint front to back. All paint meters at 2.4-4.0 mils. Front valence and front headlights have some scratches and rock chips.
Interior shows very minor wear. Some minor cracking in the center console wood. A non smokers car. Factory floor mats. Aftermarket radio head unit. Stock speaker placement. Good headliner, dash and overall feel to the interior.
Early services stamped in the maintenance book up to 40k miles.
Full service at 143,756 miles in March 2015. Cost of $7,992.68
- Oil Service
- Replace Valve Cover Gaskets
- Cam Oil Line Fitting (all 16)
- Spark Plug Wire Set
- Distributor Cap
- Fuel Filter
- Replace both Engine Mounts
- New Power Steering Pump and all accessories (belt, filter, hoses and gaskets)
- New Suspension Accumulators
Smog inspection at 144,194 miles in April 2015.
In June 2015:
- Automatic transmission service including new hoses and seals.
- New exhaust hangers
- New O2 sensors.
Recent service work 2016/2017 includes:
- Full wheel alignment by Borrelli Motorsports in San Jose Ca.
- New Tires installed in February '16 (BF Goodrich G Force)
Smog inspection at 147,523 miles in August 2016.
Oil service at 148,516 miles in March 2017.
A documented, original paint, California car from new.
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