Fantastic opportunity for the true collector to acquire a rare low mileage 500e w124 Mercedes, built at the Porsche factory. The Mercedes 500 E was developed by Porsche who were also given the job of assembling the car in Zuffenhausen, as Mercedes did not have the capacity available in Stuttgart. The bodies were painted in Sindelfingen, the engines, gearboxes and suspensions were built in Untertürkheim and the whole was assembled at Porsche in Zuffenhausen, where Porsche had spare capacity at the time. Designed as the top of the range performance version of the E-class, it was fitted with the V8 from the 500SL and given 326 hp and a limited top speed of 250 km/h. Its performance was breath-taking: 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds.
Our car was imported to the UK over 10 years ago from Europe not Japan like so many others on the market. It has covered a mere 78k miles. It was dry stored for the last 5 years and only became available due to the unfortunate passing of the previous owner (apparently an ex Porsche racing driver ).
The car has just had a no expense spared “once over” to bring it out of storage . All of the usual wear and tear items replaced including , all sensors inc crank and camshaft, distributor caps , rotor arms, plugs , serviced , new battery, both fuel pumps replaced, new top engine wiring loom (typical part that always deteriorates with age) , new bespoke stainless steel exhaust system, recent MOT. The Metallic Black with satin silver side mouldings are in exceptional condition all around with no dings or dents on the panels. Mint half leather interior with very trendy hounds tooth fabric inset. Original mint 16 inch 8 hole alloys, excellent Michelin tyres all round. 7 previous owners but last 3 were within the family , when the father passed away the car was transferred to his son. We believe the car was with the previous family for well over 10 Years.