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    FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Hello,

    I am reluctantly putting up my beautiful 1993 500E up for sale, clean title. If you are looking for a stock car, this is NOT the one. This is a tastefully modified (by previous) bipolar monster. I have owned it for 2+ years and have enjoyed it every bit.

    More photos to come, but here are some highlights:

    1. Engine starts, Idles & runs super-smooth
    2. Full Transmission Rebuild ~10k miles ago (before my purchase)
    3. 9/10 Bright Silver Exterior
    4. Rare Duck-Tail Trunk Lid and Rear quarter panels blended
    5. Rare Brabus Exhaust, with nice low pitch sporty growl
    6. 9/10 Black Interior, Complete & True Carbon-Fiber Trim, 2-Tone door cards
    7. Brand New Music System $1200
    8. 17" AMG Non-Staggered Rims with ~6k on Tires
    9. Beautiful White-Face Gages
    10. Suspension:new Bilstein HD shocks in front
    11. Recent full tune-up performed

    I will try to take additional photos as soon as it stops raining. Please email or text 510-358-5414.
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    Re: 1993 500E Silver/Black 148,xxx: $25,000

    Quick update:

    The car currently sits on new H&Rs but I am planning to revert to stock springs soon as I don't believe it helped the ride.
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    Re: 1993 500E Silver/Black 148,xxx: $25,000

    510 is california area code is that where you located? Post location for others.
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    Re: 1993 500E Silver/Black 148,xxx: $25,000

    Good thing you have more!

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    Re: 1993 500E Silver/Black 148,xxx: $25,000

    Sorry, I am located in East Bay Area zip code 94536
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25,000

    This looks like the former Scott M. Shell car!

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25,000

    Speedy,

    Did the ducktail give it away?

    Is the "Cockatoo" is back from the dead?

    It disappeared along with Scott and 500Ectasy.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25,000

    Quote Originally Posted by speedy300dturbo View Post
    This looks like the former Scott M. Shell car!
    Aaron, you are right! I believe it is Scott's old car!!

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25,000

    Unfortunately I don't know the provenance of this car except that "Scott" is not the previous owner. Here's the VIN if someone wants to confirm: WDBEA36E5PB871190.

    I was told that the car likely has a Renntech chip but I have not independently confirmed it. To anyone familiar with the car, any insight is appreciated!
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    From the few photos, and VIN showing the original paint was 702 Smoke Silver, I am 99.44% certain this car belonged to Scott Shell until late 2010 or Jan 2011, at which point he sold it to his mechanic/tech Benny Lui. I'm assuming you bought it from Benny a couple of years ago, if not, it must have changed hands again prior to your purchase. Several of the mods Scott had on the car are missing (Recaro Classic seats, Porsche big brake kit, probably some other bits) but 7 years is a long time, Scott or Benny could have swapped parts around years ago.

    For those unaware, Scott (aka "runexe") was the owner/proprietor of the original 124.036 forum in the early 2000's, 500Ecstasy. Around the time that Scott sold his 500E the website & forum also went down permanently (circa Nov-2010) along with the wealth of information it contained. That is what prompted our current benefactor (Gerry) to create 500Eboard, which filled the vacuum left by the loss of 500Ecstasy.


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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    GSXR: All factual, but the car did not have the mods you mention unfortunately when I purchased except for the Brabus Exhaust and Carbon Fiber interior. The car came with pitted 8-hole chrome wheels, which i thought was odd for such a beauty, it may have had Brabus wheels on before.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Klink View Post
    Yup, that would be Scott! Wonder what he's up to these days.


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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    The current wheels pictured go well with this car.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    It is extremely likely that this car has a performance (RENNtech clone) type of chip, as Scott used to sell those chips to others "back in the day."

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Yup, that would be Scott! Wonder what he's up to these days.

    I had dinner with him and Benny a number of years ago (say around 2011-2012) and then again with Scott about 3 years ago. I think I posted a photo of Scott and I from our dinner. He told me at the time he was living in San Mateo, down the peninsula from his former home base of San Francisco.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    It is extremely likely that this car has a performance (RENNtech clone) type of chip, as Scott used to sell those chips to others "back in the day."
    Somewhat off topic... but the RENNtech chip that Scott had was quite the disappointment. At that time, I did not have the ability to read LH EPROM code nor understand any of it. Now I can understand a little bit, enough to have figured out that the RENNtech chip for 93-94 modules only removed the top speed limiter. There were no other changes to the code! (!!?) Which explains why my dragstrip & dyno testing of the chip showed zero power gains. The more amazing part is how much RT charged for that chip back in the day...


    Back on topic: This car has some very cool mods, especially the blended ducktail and lots of custom carbon fiber. I wonder if all the engine compartment carbon fiber bits are still present? Oh, and it has Jehnert doorboards too!


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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    The Engine compartment mods are absent but the exterior still has CF trim pieces. The Jehnert doorboards are present but I haven't mounted any speakers.

    WRT Renntech (or knock-off) chip, I noticed that the take-off and top range pull is much smoother compared to my 92' & 94'. Either it's the chip, or a placebo effect. Nevertheless the Brabus exhaust, relative to the Remus & Stock breathes magnificently, there's something about the combination of free-flow and the vibration that is so satisfying about it at speeds.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Some more details about this car, back in 2007 when Scott was the owner.

    http://web.archive.org/web/200707030...w.nemonis.net/

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    That's great stuff. Brings back many memories. I'll spend some time going through all the content. Thanks!

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by speedy300dturbo View Post
    Some more details about this car, back in 2007 when Scott was the owner.

    http://web.archive.org/web/200707030...w.nemonis.net/
    Thanks for the link! I was not aware of this car's history and the archive makes for some unique viewing ..... all in what seems to be my backyard. 2007 feels like yesterday.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by speedy300dturbo View Post
    Some more details about this car, back in 2007 when Scott was the owner.

    http://web.archive.org/web/200707030...w.nemonis.net/
    Those seats look familiar... didn't we see a different 500E for sale not long ago with a two-tone treatment like this? i can't quite tell from the photo in the first post on this thread, but I think the current seats are all black.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    didn't we see a different 500E for sale not long ago with a two-tone treatment like this?
    I think you're thinking of Louie's "Spruce Goose", eh?



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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    I think you're thinking of Louie's "Spruce Goose", eh?
    No, I thought there was one with gray/black interior.

    The Spruce Goose of Houston is in-famous!


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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Silver/Black, 148kmi, $25k (San Francisco, CA)

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