View Full Version : OWNER - Fudgitive

09-02-2011, 08:38 AM
Rebuilding this thread as it was accidentally deleted

Firstly my old E500, 1994 model that I purchased in Dubai late 2008. The car was a limited (although the interior had been converted to all black). This car was sold to a new owner in 2010, after I imported it into Western Australia and registered it - only one state in Australia allows LHD cars less than 25 years old to be registered, import approval requires special permission also, in this case I had to provide documented proof that I had owned and used the vehicle outside of Australia for at least 12 months, and was a returning resident.

I believe it is still the only legally registered 124.036 in Australia, WDB1240361C189100.

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09-02-2011, 08:54 AM
Thanks for doing this, Fudge. Some new piccies too, I see!

09-02-2011, 09:02 AM
This is my latest car, a Nautik Blue 500E that I purchased from a French gentleman in October 2010. The previous owner loved that car but unfortunately had to leave the country so was forced to let it go... to me! Despite him spending a small fortune on upkeep over the 7 years he had owned it (he provided a file containing over $30K in maintenance receipts), the old girl still needed a bit of TLC, as 7 years of being parked out on the street in Abu Dhabi had taken a toll.

I now have a considerable amount of my time and money invested in the car, with some more to be spent on suspension and a few interior bits before I am happy with it, they certainly are a challenging machine to get sorted once they have been let go a bit, but its all part of the fun right?

Deviations from stock include a 3" custom stainless cat free exhaust system, ASR defeat switch, 18" R230 'Avior' Rims, an Alpine head unit with a combo of ESX and Fosgate speakers, remote locking, and a 500E badge on the back (which I may remove at any moment because I think I'm over the badge). Apart from that it is all standard 500E.


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09-02-2011, 09:32 AM
Thanks for doing this, Fudge. Some new piccies too, I see!

Yes I found some more piccies Mr Gerry.

10-01-2011, 05:21 AM

12-09-2011, 12:01 PM
I believe it is still the only legally registered 124.036 in Australia, WDB1240361C189100.

Leather was originally black- green, pitty someone change it...

12-12-2011, 09:43 PM
Leather was originally black- green, pitty someone change it...

Yes, the only bit of green leather left to be seen was the service handbook binder, unfortunately.

01-25-2012, 12:38 PM
RIP, WDB1240361B776729.

Less than a week after I sold it, written off.

New owner had taken the car to an upholstery shop to repair the drivers seat bolster. Shop proprietor is claiming that one of his employees took the vehicle out for a 'test drive' without permission and met with an accident. The car is currently in a police compound as the driver has absconded.

I know it's not my problem anymore, but still a bit heart wrenching after all the TLC I put into it.

01-25-2012, 12:51 PM
Awwww, nuts. What a shame - and such a rare color, too! Can it be repaired? What did the driver do?


01-25-2012, 01:04 PM
What did the driver do? He ran away !

Owner has not seen the car yet but his cop friend told him airbag deployed front end totaled and engine damaged. Probably not a viable repair.

01-25-2012, 01:05 PM
Bummer dude. I've noted and updated the database on this.

01-25-2012, 01:12 PM
Sounds like the driver better vanish quickly before his face ends up damaged or totaled, lol. Idiot!! Any chance you'll get to post some photos of the carnage?


01-26-2012, 03:10 AM
Oh I bet the driver was trashing it, enjoying the power til

01-26-2012, 03:23 AM
Fudge, Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an absolute bummer. Remind me to avoid that upholster shop when the 'Limited' leather arrives from Uli for installation.

As you mentioned to me last year when I bought mine, you might be able to pick it up cheap and part it out...................unless that would be too heart wrenching a job.

01-26-2012, 04:41 AM
Well it's not my car anymore, best if I don't see it me thinks! I have no idea which upholstery shop it was, somewhere in Sharjah they told me. It seems that the driver was also not licensed, which throws the ball back into the proprietors court, the guy shouldn't have been behind the wheel of any customers car in the first place.

02-07-2012, 02:40 AM


02-07-2012, 02:46 AM
Damn sad.....was one of my favourite cars here in forum...

02-07-2012, 04:44 AM
What a tragic view!! :-(

However, it seems that the car can be saved. If the frame at front isn't damaged it can be repaired.


(I hope that asshole really get punished as deserved.)

02-07-2012, 05:18 AM
Yes it really depends on what is going on with that passenger side front rail - it looks like he clipped something front drivers side at pace and spun the car around.

02-07-2012, 06:28 AM

How fast was he going?!

02-07-2012, 08:40 AM
Damn sad.....was one of my favourite cars here in forum...

Yes it is. I hope someone can repair it.


02-08-2012, 08:33 AM
For everyone here its a total loss. all the 500E specific parts (Both bumpers, 2-3 fenders, headlights) and tons of other body and suspension parts.

BUT somebody would probably get it running with like a $1000 in patch-ups.

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02-13-2012, 03:03 PM
Jesus Mike so sorry to see this and your old car wrecked, that's another well looked after 500E in Dubai gone.
What did you replace the car with and what are you driving now?

02-14-2012, 11:04 AM
I did hear a rumour that it was being repaired Ossie, but I don't have any more detail as yet. I'm driving this http://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?2143-Trade-Off&p=18028#post18028

02-14-2012, 11:11 PM
By the way, I seem to remember a 500E owner in the past (I think on Scott's board as well as the ORIGINAL 500Eboard from late 2008/early 2009) going by the name of "Fudger"

Is he somehow related to you?

02-15-2012, 01:14 AM
I guess that would have been me Gerry, I bought the Limited back in 2008 so would have joined at that time. Did I do bad?

02-15-2012, 08:31 AM
LOL No !!!! I was just curious about the similarities in name from Fudger and Fudgitive.

Fudgitive sounds more like a sinister outlaw / bad boy type of name ;)
Fudger sounds like someone who maybe saw a 6.5-liter W124 drove by and unfortunately soiled their underwear.... :spitter:

02-15-2012, 12:49 PM
Oh I get all the variations Gerry, Fudgepacker, Fudgicle, Fudge-o-matic, Fudgedumpling.... etc. Nothing to do with my sexual preferences or personal hygiene standards either, my surname is actually Fudge !

02-15-2012, 03:12 PM
So what does your "Fudgeometer" do when you stomp on the pedal of your new rig?

02-16-2012, 05:18 AM
The Fudgeometer probably needs recalibration, because I had been so used to the muffled roar of the 500E and the grunty feel of the 119. This car is a totally different experience, the cocooned serenity is so deceptive, it's quicker than it feels. At anything less than full throttle it drives like a bit of a slug under 3000 rpm, at which point there is a hint of induction snarl and you're in the power. Full throttle at any legal speed provides instant kick down, a chirp of the back tyres, and you had better be pointing it somewhere already!

Haven't timed anything yet, but I did have an encounter with a late model convertible Maserati last weekend, I tailed him around a series of roundabouts in an industrial area and he wasn't about to lose me anytime soon (and he was trying).

I pity the transmission in this thing.