I'm brand new to the forum and as of today am the proud owner of a 1994 E500. I bought it here in Dubai from Bill (aka @E500.org) who was an absolute gentleman to deal withand the exact sort of person you want to buy from. This came after 18 months of continuous deliberation and banter with my good pal Osie aka 500DXB who introduced me to the incredible world of E500's and together we must have checked out a few dozen in UAE.
Bill did a great walk around of the car from when he first bought it https://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11768
It's my first ever project car so I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. Bill did some of the mechanical work to the car before I bought it, but I plan to bring it back to as original as possible over the coming year. I'll do the mechanical stuff first then the interior (needs it's original black leather seats and door cards), then a full bodywork respray (fair bit of surface rust that needs fixing) in its original 040.
I plan to document as much as the restoration to the forum.
I absolutely welcome any comments or advice and look forward to getting to know you guys.