1994 MERCEDES-BENZ E 500 LIMITED:
--Special order Black Sapphire metallic, Black and Grey abstract leather interior, Black carpeting, Rare Limited model, 1 of 951 produced, 85,000 Kilometers/53,000 miles, 5.0 Liter V8 engine, Automatic Transmission, Special assembly by Porsche, Previous celebrity collector ownership, Excellent throughout.
The Mercedes 500E was a limited production saloon car built on the W124 platform in collaboration with Porsche in the early 1990s. Originally called the 500E for the 1992 and 1993 model years, Mercedes changed their nomenclature to the E 500 for 1994. All E 500s were hand-built by Porsche, being transported back and forth between the Mercedes plant and Porsche's Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Each E 500 took a full 18 days to complete. The E 500 had a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 making 325hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, which propelled it to 60 mph under 6 seconds. All E 500s came fully equipped and included four Recaro seats (heated in front). Differences noted between the E 500 and the standard W124 sedan is a reworked body kit, shorter springs that lowered the car by an inch, flared front and rear wheel arches, Jetronics ignition system, larger brakes and brake calipers, and bespoke headlights.
This E 500 is the Limited Edition with just 951 produced and only available for the 1994/1995 model year. Trim upgrades included the patterned leather seat inserts, two-tone steering wheel and gear shift lever, exclusive Bird’s-Eye Maple wood trim, 17-inch EVO-II wheels, slightly lowered suspension and a leather owner’s manual pouch in matching interior leather.
This 1994 E 500 was originally delivered in Europe. After several years, it was then sold to a Japanese collection where it was used sparingly and meticulously cared for. With the US 25-year importation rule, this E 500 was imported to the US upon first eligibility in 2019. Since, it has resided in celebrity collector ownership and always maintained and cared for regardless of use.
With just 53,000 miles from new, this rare E 500 Limited is excellent throughout. A recent road test attests to the car performing flawlessly in every way and it is ready for immediate use and enjoyment. The rare, Porsche built E 500 is already considered a classic, even within Mercedes-Benz, due to its look, limited numbers, hand-built construction and with unique pedigree. This E 500 includes its original owner’s manual and maintenance books as well as previous service records.