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1994,April Mercedes-Benz E500 Chassis number:WDB1240361C162922 Originally supplied new in Japan 82,173 Miles(132,217 Kilometers) Grey Metallic 199 OTR Price £SOLD

Detailed description

This is a rare facelift model E500 W124 endowed with a 5.0 litre V8 48 Valve engine producing 322 bhp & 480 N·m (354 lb·ft) of torque. A car developed & built jointly between Mercedes Benz & Porsche to beat BMW's hand-built E34 M5, the E500's build quality was the pinnacle of Mercedes Benz quality.

Colour is Grey Metallic (199), which some say is one of the best colours for W125 500 models. Original 16" wheels have been replaced with 17" Evo II wheels (Fitted with brand new tyres) by ourselves. These are the most desirable original Mercedes wheels for this model.  They have original Silver finish with lacquered diamond cut finish. 

Specification includes: 32 valve quad camshaft, 322 bhp 5 litre V8, with switchable 4 speed automatic. Original options include Steel electric sunroof, Dual SRS front airbags, leather steering wheel, ABS, ASR (Automatic Slip Control), power steering, cruise control, etc. Drivetrain includes powerful no-nonsense large diameter fully vented discs (320 x 30 mm vented front & 300 x 22 mm rear) and large horizontally opposed (4 & 2 Piston) ATE calipers. This example continues to use original diamond polished Evo II alloy wheels (Very desirable) of size: 17 x 8.25 +34 shod with new performance tyres of size 245/40R17 at each corner.

Interior comforts: This car shows on a VIN check to have been specified with a long list of options when new. Both front seats have full electrical adjustment with 2 memory settings. These comprise original Recaro heated seats and microfilament rear window demister. Steering wheel & shift knob are leather trimmed and wood veneers are walnut throughout. As with all E500's there's a large electric sunroof, which works perfectly too. The sound system includes a fully working original Mercedes Benz optional CD changer & head unit as well as uprated original speakers (Woofers are located in door pocket sections on front doors). The original first aid kit is still factory sealed, Spec also includes factory tinted electric windows & electrically operated rear screen blind. Recessed reading lights on each c-pilar (Something only Limited models are equipped with). There are remote controlled door mirrors (For both sides), Climate Controlled air-conditioning, Limited dark wood veneer on door trims, dash and centre console. Rear headrests come down for reversing - at the touch of a button on the centre console. All doors (including the fuel cap & boot lid) lock pneumatically. A remote control with integrated key operates the locking system. Note the inclusion of headlamp wash wipe (Factory fitted) and European sized number plate mounts. The original wheel brace, tool kit and spare wheel are complete. We also noticed the original first aid kit has never been opened or used.

Superb Condition: This particular example was supplied from new by Yanase, MB official importer to Japan. It's never seen salt and always been driven on Japan's beautifully kept roads & has been owned by a mature driver (non-smoker) since new, garaged when not in use, so condition is as perfect as can be. With genuine mileage - it's in amazing condition for it’s age. Note the oil has recently been changed – it’s golden coloured and this car’s evidently been well cared for and maintained since new. In any case, as usual with 500's we'll be giving the car a complete & comprehensive service including all fluids, brakes, ignition service parts, etc. This car also comes with original service books, manual, etc. In keeping with  low original kms there's an absence of any wear to the pedal rubbers, switch gear, etc. Underside has absolutely zero rust. Even the original exhaust is rust free. All electrics are working perfectly and the car drives absolutely without fault. Transmission is smooth with no shunt, which to us confirms this car's been driven sedately. Interior has no significant wear, as to be expected of original mileage. Note as it's always been garaged, the headlining, leather, etc. are all as well preserved as possible. 
The bodywork not having been exposed to UV all of it's life & garaged when not in use is flawless too. When the new owner first sees this car, we know he's not going to be able to believe the amazing condition it's in.

Test Drive: We've driven these before & know them well, this car is perfect in how it drives. Suspension soaks up bumps silently and with a feeling that inspires confidence through solidity and composure. Despite the comfort this car offers, it still handles very well and accelerated indecently rapidly whenever the throttle is depressed, thanks to the large amount of torque this car's engine offers. The transmission is smooth on both slow & high-speed driving, whilst the larger E500 brakes also inspire much confidence. During a hard test drive we had the ABS working and can confirm it all performs just as it should. Make no mistake - This is a very fast GT car with effortless performance. Perfect for sitting on a German Autobahn cruising at 150 mph (240 km/h). This is one of our favourite cars & one we know very well (Which is of vital importance when choosing such cars for stock) not least since we also run a modified W124 series (300D Turbo with E500 body, brakes, suspension & full interior - in Japan) ourselves, plus an E500 in UK of our own. We know just how well built & strongly these W124's are and know this example will easily last for another 2 decades, without breaking a sweat provided it continues to be well looked after as this example has clearly been. These, as all W124's are capable of obscene mileages too, although it would be a waste to make a car as beautiful as this a daily driver in our opinion. This is a collectable Benz built in the same Porsche factory as where the 959's were hand assembled.

When new over 15 years ago - price was around £58,000 in UK, excluding options such as dual SRS airbags,rear centrally mounted subwoofer and some of the other features original factory options this car comes with. As one of the last bullet proof Mercedes Benz, such low genuine mileage examples are naurally becoming fast appreciating assets - being sought after by collectors, when in such well preserved condition. This unique E500 W124 Mercedes represents an amazing opportunity as an appreciating classic - currently on route to the UK, this example is priced at £21,595. Without doubt it is the best example that will be for sale in Europe now.

When it arrives to the Uk it will receive our usual high level of preperation(please see our E500 page) inc a thorough health check & major service.Please contact us for further details on how to reserve or to arrange viewing after arrival to the UK.