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    Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Hi all,

    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.

    Ed

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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Welcome to the joint!
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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Congratulations! We look forward to your efforts. The 040 rarity is special.

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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    On video it looks like new paint has pearls in it. Like its now 199 color
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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Congrats,
    I test drove this car in Abu Dhabi a few years ago before Bill purchased it.
    Have patience, step at a time and slow restoration.


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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Congrats on the purchase, Ed! And welcome to the forum! Post some photos when you have time...

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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Congratulations Ed,

    Welcome to the forum, I also have an 040. Love that BLACK x 3. It's hard to keep the dust off but shines like a diamond when it's clean.

    I guess this means Bill sold his latest acquisition. He was looking for a black interior a while back.

    Anyway Welcome Again. Look forward to your new project updates.

    Take Care
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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Congrats! And welcome to this fantastic place for us 036 nerds. You’ll have a great time bringing that nice 500 back to former glory! Looking forward to future updates.
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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Welcome! I’ll be your direction next week and will be on the lookout for you on the roads. Congrats!


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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Ed,

    First and foremost, it was a pleasure doing business with you and I hope you are happy with the E500 - you are exactly the sort of buyer I was looking for. Secondly, welcome to one of the best MB forums out there. You'll find all the information you need to restore the E500 and of course I am at your disposal should you need anything else for the car.

    I am very much looking forward to following this thread and seeing the car during it's restoration.

    Cheers

    Bill

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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Here's another thread on the same car:
    https://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10843

    Datacard here for WDB1240361C181915:
    http://www.datamb.com/vin/4xDw1lNd5mdRkqy9O


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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Congratulatins for your project and Welcome to the forum !

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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Here's another thread on the same car:
    https://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10843
    Thanks for this, can you check the first link as it's not working for me.


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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Quote Originally Posted by esurgeon View Post
    Thanks for this, can you check the first link as it's not working for me.
    That thread is in a subforum which has some restrictions... I tweaked your settings, try again and see if you can access it now. There isn't anything special in the thread, mostly just the datacard info.


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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Thanks Terry,

    You might know the answer to this. My car came out of the factory on 040 (as per datacard) but how do I know if it was full black or just black on the upper and grey on the lower?

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    Re: Just bought my first MB: 1994 E500 in 040 black

    Quote Originally Posted by esurgeon View Post
    Thanks Terry,

    You might know the answer to this. My car came out of the factory on 040 (as per datacard) but how do I know if it was full black or just black on the upper and grey on the lower?
    I'm not Terry (or Gerry) nor do I play them on TV, but all 199 and 040 cars came with Alto Gray bumpers & side mouldings. Any car with black bumpers/moluding had those items painted after delivery.


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