I'm proud to announce that I have added a second 1994 E500 to my stable. It's Black Pearl (199) with black interior and came to me with just shy of 580,000 miles! Yes, that's right, 580,000 miles. If the high mileage sounds familiar to you, you deduced correctly that this is the DrP car.
DrP decided it was time to pass the car on and I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I have not mapped out a complete plan for the car yet and for the immediate future, I will simply be dusting it off, repairing a few things, and driving it. Sadly, I won't be able to accumulate miles as quickly as DrP.
For a car with this many miles, it runs remarkably well. The engine idles perfectly and pulls very well all the way to redline. It passed California emissions easily with as near as I can tell, the original factory catalytic converter. I haven't had time to do a full assessment but what the car basically needs is to have the suspension refreshed. It also needs some diagnostics for the ASR/ABS system. Cosmetically, the paint is sun faded and as you might expect, the front has a patina that only 580,000 miles can inflict! It is remarkably free of dents with only minor door dings here and there.
Anyway, there you have it. Here's a picture sitting in my driveway.