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RicardoD
09-06-2011, 08:56 PM
Again, no affiliation, I have some kinda of sickness punishing myself searching for these cars. They are all over the place.

VIN: WDBEA36E0PB847797


http://columbus.craigslist.org/ctd/2544746800.html




If you're looking at this ad, then you already know about this rare car. Own this piece of modern history, an automobile jointly built by Mercedes Benz and Porsche. There are not that many of these rare classics left in the world. You can keep and preserve this car for years as a car collector and watch its resale value retain itself or drive it everyday and be admired by passers-by. What you see is what you get, a silver metallilc with black leather Auto-Bahn storming 322 horsepower/354 lb ft of torque V8 German sedan that still runs like a champ! All service done, including upper and lower wiring harneses and cooling system. New quality paint job, ultra rare 2 piece SL //AMG 18" wheels, H&R sport springs and new 3" stainless steel exhaust. Call 614-725-5008 for more info. Thanks!


Car has blacked out grill.

MDA
09-06-2011, 10:23 PM
That grill situation looks ridiculous...probably would look better without a grill at all.

gerryvz
09-06-2011, 10:26 PM
That grill situation looks ridiculous...probably would look better without a grill at all.Exactly what I was thinking. Someone F'd up the front of that poor car something fierce !

RicardoD
09-06-2011, 10:42 PM
Car is a bit too slammed for my taste. If I ever buy one of these things I am looking for zero or close to zero cosmetic mods, suspension work I understand, but trunk spoilers etc can turn into a real deal breaker for me. To each his own.

gerryvz
09-06-2011, 10:51 PM
Hey .. at least the tires are not STREEETTTTCHED onto the rims :)

elbeik
09-07-2011, 02:23 AM
The rear lights are not authentic it seems.

gsxr
09-07-2011, 10:04 AM
Hey .. at least the tires are not STREEETTTTCHED onto the rims :)
No, but the right rear tyre is flat!

:D

gerryvz
09-07-2011, 10:09 AM
Interesting that the car is in Ohio. I'd have thought the Guido that modded out that car would have been in New Jersey.....

mistermiata
09-07-2011, 11:19 AM
Mileage = 200k....its in the ad.

ohiohammer
09-07-2011, 10:13 PM
Not Italian, just a black guy :-) I, myself love the look of the grille.......to each his own. I dont get to drive it much any more. Awsome car and all the service is up to date. When did wheels and H&R springs with 1 pads become to modded out? Anybody need any info on car give me a txt......614-588-4564. Thanks!

ohiohammer
09-07-2011, 10:17 PM
BTW......wheels are for sale if anyone is interested........$1500 obo.

AMGTesTDriverNJ
09-08-2011, 08:53 AM
Again, no affiliation, I have some kinda of sickness punishing myself searching for these cars. They are all over the place.

Good I thought I was the only one w/ this disease

szvook
09-08-2011, 11:56 PM
Poor car...chrome wheels with a blacked out grill over silver.

RicardoD
09-09-2011, 12:58 AM
I love the color combo and the mods can be easily changed I think unless the front grille is some super expensive item to revert back to original. I have refinished wheels before but never started out with a chromed version.

RicardoD
09-09-2011, 01:35 AM
Ohiohammer,

How about sharing the VIN to add it to the forum database?

MDA
09-09-2011, 11:35 AM
I have refinished wheels before but never started out with a chromed version.

Personally, I wouldn't attempt to de-chrome a previously chromed wheel. Removing the chrome is a complete PITA with no simple method to strip it. Then, once you're down to a "bare" wheel, it's very apparent the chroming process altered the base metal itself. As such, this tends to rule out the possibility of a simple polished metal/clearcoat finish since you can end up with a blotchy looking appearance. If you choose to go the route of a painted finish, you may discover less than consistent surface adhesion issues because of the effects of the prior chroming process.

In the long run, it's probably cheaper to start out with a wheel that's never been assaulted by the gods of shiny bling. In the eternal words of GSXR... don't ask me how I know this... :spend:

gerryvz
09-09-2011, 12:06 PM
In the eternal words of GSXR... don't ask me how I know this... :spend:Indeed, that phrase has become his middle name ;)

DerFuror
09-09-2011, 07:04 PM
Ohiohammer,

How about sharing the VIN to add it to the forum database?

Share??...After having group-shat all over the man's car?

Dream On.
:stormy:

126v8
09-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Share??...After having group-shat all over the man's car?

Dream On.
:stormy:
LOL

szvook
09-09-2011, 08:30 PM
The fact is, the car is of a rare color combo and that is the most important part. The rest can be debated and changed if one wishes. A new stock grill is not cheap but not too expensive. If the car has no rust and is sound all around, its all good, but might be priced to high based on the mileage. Now if the height of the car comes into play for a new buyer, that can lower the price of the car as well.

You wanna talk about a grill truly killing the look of a Benz...:shock:

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2011/09/40.jpg

RicardoD
09-09-2011, 08:46 PM
Szvook,

My point exactly, if the car is in good condition with good records, then the aspects of the car the new owner may not like can be updated, and be part of any negotiations. Silver with black interior would be on the top of my list in terms of color combos.

szvook
09-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Silver with black interior would be on the top of my list in terms of color combos.
Yep, same with me. When I was looking to buy my 036, the silver/black combo was first on my list followed by a black/black car. Since those two were/are so scarce, I was more concerned with finding a car in great condition vs. which exterior color it was. When I did find my car, the silver/black and black/black cars were no where to be seen, but I did end up getting a car in excellent condition with only one owner in Santa Barbara, CA (in his twilight years) who hardly drove the car and that was exactly what I was looking for.

ohiohammer
09-09-2011, 10:04 PM
Fella's it's just a grill. I have a factory one to replace it. It came with some spares for the car. AMG did this back in the day and it cost me $80 to do it not that big of a deal. I had no clue the color combo was rare, lucky me. The grill actually matches a set of MAE wheels I have for the car wich have deep lips that are powder coated black. I actually get alot of complements on it, and yes the valet always parks it up front :-). I'm still trying to figure out how my 500 looks pimped out? Can someone please explain?? I will post VIN tomorrow since it's at my warehouse.

Glen
09-09-2011, 10:55 PM
Just a few comments...

Visually, I think it looks great at that ride height but the limited suspension travel may be an issue depending on your driving environment. The grill is just a grill, not my cup of tea but no big deal either way. Lastly, silver on black is my favorite combo as well and I was lucky to find mine when I was looking but it's not a rare combo.

gsxr
09-10-2011, 09:02 AM
I agree... the mods on the car can be easily changed if desired, no big deal. Color combo is great. Price is high for the mileage though, unless it's mechanically flawless with a lot of documented major repairs. There was a thread on this car years ago on the old Ecstasy forum as well, I think...?

:grouphug:

ohiohammer
09-10-2011, 10:43 PM
Here's the VIN wdbea36e0pb847797, BTW price is always nego. I drove it today, I wonder why I'm selling.....

gerryvz
09-11-2011, 04:15 PM
I have record of this car from November 28, 2009 when it was active on eBay. At the time, it had 241K miles.

My notes on the car are as follows:

Seller says: "High milage car that runs great. I bought this car with the intention of keeping it for a long time, unfortunately due to personal reason I need to sell this car.

I had brought this car to a euro car specialist and told him to fix anything that needed to be fixed. I got the car back from the shop after $4200.00 of work was performed(I was planning on keeping the car)
Work included: New Radiator mounts, new radiator with all new hoses
-New control box
-New Fan Shroud
-New front wiring harness(MB not aftermarket)
-New Reference sensor
-New Belts
-New Thermostat Kit
-New Shifter Bushing

Some parts still needed for car are blower for heat and aircondiditoning and controll switch for drivers seat.

Car runs great shifts smooth and the only thing left to be done is very little body work and paint. The wheels pictured in the add on car are Not included in sale of car, Stock wheels will come with car. If the wheels which are on car in photos are desired then we can work something out."

My own personal assessment of the car (from the auction). Take it for what it is worth:

Aftermarket star wheels, aftermarket grill insert, major dents in passenger front fender, lots of evidence of unfinished rust repair, surface rust on headlight wipers, cracked leather steering wheel cover, leather seats rough, interior totally unclean; grill and taillight parts in trunk, damage to driver's side lower wheel well/cladding area. Overall a VERY ROUGH car.

gsxr
09-12-2011, 08:48 AM
The new owner must have done a pretty good restoration, as it looks much nicer now that it did in the auction! Miles are higher than I though however.

:deniro:

Jimbo
10-03-2011, 01:14 PM
Why do people think silver over black is so rare?...its prolly the second most common color combo on a E500E behind pearl black over black.

Its not pimped out, its his personal taste...but in truth, returning the car to the stock items with the OE wheels and grill would prolly get more interested parties.

gerryvz
10-03-2011, 01:29 PM
Why do people think silver over black is so rare?...its prolly the second most common color combo on a E500E behind pearl black over black.Jimbo,

Actually this "silver over black" color combination **IS** extremely rare ... if you're talking silver exterior over black grill !!:lolhit:

Jimbo
10-03-2011, 01:44 PM
Doh'...my bad. I see my error.

Please, someone, buy it now as it sits !