ADMIN UPDATE, SEPT-2012: Car is now on eBay, opening bid $12,727 with no reserve, Buy It Now price is $15,767. Additional details in post #3 below:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/180980866198 <-- Opening bid $11,727 with no reserve, BIN $15,767, ended September 26, 2012 (no bids).
NOTE: Opening bid was later changed to $12,727, and the BIN was reduced to $14,767.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/180983131195 <-- Opening bid $707 with reserve, BIN $12,967, ended Oct-1, 2012. High bid $9,250, reserve not met.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/180987090631 <-- Opening bid $707 with reserve, BIN $11,967, ended Oct-7, 2012. High bid $9,000, reserve not met.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/180991220003 <-- Opening bid $9,727 with no reserve, BIN $12,767, ends Oct-10, 2012
From the auctioneer's site:
Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 18th – 22nd, 2012 at Russo and Steele's 12th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction.
The car up for auction is a California and Arizona car with absolutely no rust. The Interior and Exterior is over 8 out of 10 and it has been mechanically restored in 2011. It is all original withpower and heated front seats, sun roof, rear power shade, and the only available dealer installed options of a remote CD player an analog console cell phone. This is an all original fast and superb handling sports sedan that outperforms most other cars on the road. The 1992-1994 Mercedes 500E is truly special because of its unique involvement with Porsche, something no other Mercedes model can claim, past or present.
Gerry, just curious, any prior record of the car in your VIN database?