Lot 249 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E
|Odometer reading||97,887 km|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,404|
- Low mileage
- Excellent condition
From 1990 to 1995, Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500E. It was created in close co-operation with Porsche; each one being handbuilt by Porsche and transported back and forth between the Mercedes-Benz plant and Porsche's Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany during assembly, with a full 18 days being taken to complete each car. The 500E had a naturally aspirated 5.0 litre V8 engine derived from the 500SL (R129) and braking performance also came from SL components. The 500E was manufactured as a four-seat saloon and in lefthand drive only. The leather seats were supplied by Recaro with the fronts being electrically operated and heated. Called the 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing' by the press, performance tests of the day yielded impressive results with 0-62 mph times of 5.5 to 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 161 mph.
This Mercedes-Benz 500E is finished in Almandine with beige leather interior. The 4973cc engine has the familiar sound of a V8, this is a very versatile car being comfortable at low speeds in traffic, however get her on the open road and she really comes into her own. With a relatively low mileage of 97,887km (60,824 miles) this magnificent vehicle still has plenty of life left in her. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 24th October 2019; Due to its look, limited numbers, handbuilt construction at Porsche and its unique pedigree, the 500E is already considered a 'classic' and therefore represents an ideal opportunity to acquire a very special car at a very reasonable price.
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