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Old 05-21-2001, 09:47 PM
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I found one.

Hi, I have a 400E now and though that is quite exciting I have decided to buy a 500E. Anywhere in the states, must be in good condition any year is ok and any reasonable modifications.

Purchased a 500e from a member. This site rocks. Now I have the 400e for sale. See the listing. Go to:
http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/fred_held/lst?.dir=/Mercedes+Benz+400e&.view=t&.last=1

to see the car and engine.

fred_held@yahoo.com



[Edited by fredheld on 07-08-2001 at 03:46 PM]
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Old 05-21-2001, 09:53 PM
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I wish you Happy Hunting!

There are many fine examples out there, what is your upper range on mileage?

PS - I am not parting with MINE! Hehe

[Edited by roas on 05-22-2001 at 12:27 AM]
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Old 05-21-2001, 10:07 PM
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Buy 500E

Mileage is not as important as condition. A well cared for Mercedes, no rust and kept repaired should run for 250,000 miles or more.

Condition is KING. I don't want to invest thousands of US$ to just bring it to stock good condition.
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Old 05-23-2001, 08:13 PM
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500E in Monte Sereno, CA

Fred,
In the new issue of the Star there is a '92 500E, black pearl, Lorinser exhaust, traction control defeat, 1st gear start, 18" wheels, CD changer, excellent condition, $34,900.
Tony Abiog, 17253 Zena Ave., Monte Sereno, CA 95030. Tel 408/395-1477.
Good luck hunting...
TobiasMB
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Old 07-06-2001, 02:45 PM
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400e for sale, bought the 500e

Excellent white 400e for sale. Bought a 500e from this site.500e is being brought up to my standards of excellence now.

This forume is the best I have found. Very nice and honest people have contacted me.
Contact (fred_held@yahoo.com) or directly at 310-373-4781
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Old 07-06-2001, 03:32 PM
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Congrats Fred!

Have you taken delivery yet? If so, what are your Driving Impressions?
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Old 07-28-2001, 08:26 PM
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Yup took delivery:

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Congrats Fred!

Have you taken delivery yet? If so, what are your Driving Impressions?
Hi, I took delivery and then my main MBZ expert went through it and fixed all to my perfection, which was not much. This is a real car. Porsche and MBZ did more than add 800 ccs to this engine and the suspension is to die for.

The 400e is probably better if you are interested in moderate quickness and great gas milage, but if acceleration lights your fire and handling throw gasoline on it these 500e sleepers are screemers.

I plan to trick it out and I am looking for advice to add 40 to 70 bhp and increase the cornering capability. I am making that my hobby for the next couple of years. There is no reason to get another car, fast, luxury, style and ride. This is hard to beat.
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Old 07-28-2001, 08:54 PM
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In what way do you plan on using your new toy, mostly commuting with a mix of track events?

You will find a TON of info if you use the search button at the top right of this page.

If you want more power you can try the basics such as chip, exhaust, K&N air filters, and larger air box. I am not sure on the HP figures for these mod's individually and as a package as no one here seems to have done any dyno testing. If anyone has, the results would be very much appreciated.

The Suspension and handling seem to improve greatly if you go to 17 inch wheels and as wide a wheel/tire combo as you are comfortable with. Lou has a 500E and may currently have the widest combo to date, front - 255-40-17 on a 9" wheel, and rear - 285-40-17 on a 10" wheel, he has dropped the car a little so I'm not sure if the rears tires will fit at the stock height. His details can be found in the archives.

Brakes seem to respond well to a upgraded of the SL600 calipers and rotors if your car has not already had this done.

The 500E has been discussed in just about every area, except on how to slow it down, and you are very right about the screamer part, I call the 500E experience, "Perma-Grin" . We simply love our 500E even though she won't admit it! .

Any pic's yet?
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