Hey, congratulations on the car!
I would suggest that you repost this in the "Hot Rods" section.
That is where the 500E / E500 crowd hangs out.
There is a lot of info in the archives if you play around with the search function.
2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".