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    FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/330708825616 <-- Re-listed 3-26-2012 for $9,495 / OBO.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/330960488727 <-- Re-listed 7-18-2013 for $8,495 / OBO.

    Looks wrong in lots of places.
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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    Sheesh . . . for what they allegedly paid to do that, they coulda had one helluva 500e . . .

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    Re: 400E morfed to 500E

    Looks like Swordfish's previous car on the move again.


    Nope...on closer review, it's not morphed enough to be that car.
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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    Schweet! A very rare Arctic White 500E (grill), or it it an E 5 0 0 (trunk)?

    It looks suspiciously like a genuine Factory AMG to me, with all of those AMG logos everywhere.

    Did this car not pop up a few years ago, though? I seem to remember it....

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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    Yep, that's Swordfish's old car. There was more info in the classified ad by the previous owner (before Swordfish) on Benzworld or MBWorld (forget which forum it was posted on). I think it might have the 2.82 gears from the 500E, but it DOES NOT have ASR, despite the warning triangle in the speedometer. Looks clean overall, only major flaw I spotted was the sagging headliner. It still has the wrong rocker panel on the driver side - bummer:


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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    I believe the owner before Mike was a doctor...supposedly all the 500E fenders and bumper covers, etc were bought brand new! He spent big money on creating this 'tribute'. God bless his wallet.

    I've seen it in person a few times too (w/o the white grill). I 'll post of pic of it next to mine, at first glance it'sa '500E'. I like the lack of ASR on it big time ! But it does need the 500E hubs and a few other key parts to complete the transformation. Jeff's full black 500E interior that's for sale would go a long way over the stock 400E interior....although I'm a fan of the white/tan combo myself.
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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    Is an E500 "tribute" sort of like an Elvis "tribute" ?


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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    LOL, right on G, it may look like the real deal...but...at the end of the day... it's not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Schweet! A very rare Arctic White 500E (grill), or it it an E 5 0 0 (trunk)?

    It looks suspiciously like a genuine Factory AMG to me, with all of those AMG logos everywhere.

    Did this car not pop up a few years ago, though? I seem to remember it....
    It was also on eBay earlier this winter.

    Like this one alot, but still waiting to afford a real white 500E.

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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    What a waste of $, just to say this is not a true 036.

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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    It was priced correctly when Swordfish bought it, somewhere around $6k, IIRC.... not worth the current asking price though.


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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    Yes thats my former conversion.

    Yikes ! someone went nuts with all those AMG badges and trunk ornaments ! I debadged that car when I got it. Talk about markup. IIRC, I sold it for 7800.00. Less than what I had into it after purchase, shipping, repairs and wheels.

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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    Something about those white 500s!

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    Re: 400E morphed to 500E

    Re-listed 3-26-2012 for $9,495 / OBO:

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    FS: 1993 MERCEDES BENZ E500


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    Re: FS: 1993 MERCEDES BENZ E500

    Hey isn't this the 400e turned 500e car from awhile back?

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    Re: FS: 1993 MERCEDES BENZ E500

    Quote Originally Posted by Vame808 View Post
    Hey isn't this the 400e turned 500e car from awhile back?
    Yes. Merged threads to keep this all in one place...

    Asking price is still $9495.


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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $9,495 (Bronx, NY)

    A perfect example of badge engineering gone real bad. Someone remind me what part 'AMG' had in this car? Doh !

    I believe there are key pieces missing from inside the rear bumper, hence the waviness at the bottom. I did see most all the receipts when Mike owned it and it showed the bumper covers were bought as new OE items.
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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    Relisted again. New photos.

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    1993 MERCEDES BENZ 500E TRIBUTE SPORTS SEDAN THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE! BY THE EARLY 1990'S, THE FAMOUS THREE POINTED STAR WAS BEGINNING TO LOSE ITS LUSTER. BUT THEN ALONG CAME THE FERRARI-EATING 500E, WHICH REVITALIZED MERCEDES IMAGE, BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD. LOOK UP THE TERM "SLEEPER" IN THE DICTIONARY AND THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL FIND.

    THE 500E CAN OUT PERFORM MOST SUPERCARS AND REALLY GOES FAST! IT DIFFERS LITTLE FROM THE STANDARD W124 SEDAN, BUT UNDER THE HOOD IS A DIFFERENT ANIAMAL ALL TOGETHER. SIMPLY PRESS THE ACCELERATOR AND YOU WILL BE ASTOUNDED WITH THE 0-60 IN JUST SECONDS! AND THE CAR IS CAPABLE OF TOPPING 155MPH.

    *** THIS VEHICLE BEGAN LIFE AS A FACTORY 400E AND WAS GIVEN A 500E TRANSFORMATION, THIS CAR HAS OVER $28,000 IN PAID RECIEPTS FROM THE PREVIOUS OWNER TO MAKE THIS EXACT TRANSFORMATION FROM A 400E TO WHAT YOU NOW SEE AN IMPRESSIVE 500E TRANSFORMATION PERFORMED IN SARASOTA FLORIDA. ALL THE PARTS THAT WERE USED TO TRANSFORM THIS VEHICLE ARE GENUINE MERCEDES BENZ 500E PARTS.

    THIS IS NOT JUST A COSMETIC FACE LIFT WITH FLARED FENDERS AND FANCY WHEELS, BUT A COMPLETE 500E ENGINE, 500E SUSPENSION, 500E EXHAUST, 500E BRAKEING SYSTEM OVER HAUL AS WELL. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS OF RECEIPTS AND RECEIPT DETAILS.

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    THIS IS ONE VERY QUICK BENZ THAT IS A VERY AGGRESSIVE MACHINE AND PERFORMS AND HANDLES EXACTLY LIKE A 500E SHOULD.

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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    Maybe a Guido will buy this car.

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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    Ahh yes, the hybrid 124.035 ( ), I remember this example. Looks a bit better with the wheels in silver, though they did nothing to fix that gnarly rear bumper warp. If all else fails it could be a future track rat candidate.
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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    Is it just me or it does have wrong passenger headlamp now ? Also gaps between bumper and front grille looks weird ?
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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    I think both headlights are 400E type, not 500E, but it's not entirely clear from the photos. There are a few oddities all around. It would be a fun car for the right price. At least the asking price is within reason.


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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    The whole car is kinda wry, though I should admit it is very clean (at least appears very clean on photos). It is kinda weird that one rocker panel is proper 124036 but the other is just a regular 124 which does not make any sense .

    White color looks really nice .
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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    Does this car have the old 2.24 or 2.82 rear end?
    I would think it would fly, on top end speed, if it retained the 2.24.
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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    From memory, I believe it has the 2.24 diff, but I'm not positive. The car doesn't have ASR (despite the warning triangle in the speed) so they couldn't swap the 500E diff and keep ABS functional. Sure hope they had a VDO shop adjust the odometer when they did the speedometer swap. See the links in post #5 for more background.


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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    They switched to a 2.82.
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    Re: FS: 1993 400E morphed to 500E, White/Cream, 116kmi, $8,495 (Bronx, NY)

    Quote Originally Posted by Trae View Post
    They switched to a 2.82.
    Thanks for the update, Trae. Hope they sourced a proper 2.82 ABS diff (from 400SE) to keep the ABS functional! The ASR diff no workee with ABS cars, and vice-versa. Different sensor locations.


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