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    FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $38k (San Marino, CA)

    Admin Update 1: As of 7/2/2018, car is listed on BaT at this URL.

    Admin Update 2: Listed on eBay July 2018, price reduced to $38k. See post #20 for details.


    Nice car.

    VIN = WDBEA36E8PB852360

    Data card attached, and also located here: https://www.datamb.com/vin/9yRLjEL8PLNEgKkBY


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/202307504615 <-- Listing ended May 28, 2018. BIN = $49k.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/202326955940 <-- Listing ended June 6, 2018. BIN = $49k.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/202362682986 <-- Listing ended July 8, 2018. BIN = $39k. ("ended ... because there was an error in the listing.")

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/202381520049 <-- Listing ended July 30, 2018. BIN = $38k / OBO.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/202406783497 <-- Listing ends August 22, 2018. BIN = $38k / OBO.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/202431127913 <-- Listing ends September 15, 2018. BIN = $40k / OBO.


    1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

    One owner from new it's my observation vehicle could win a local or regional show. amazing details from new. vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws. but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. Clear title in hand.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    That car has been massively lowered, and the rear drop looks excessive... makes me wonder if there is an SLS delete. KONI front struts, sagging headliner, engine compartment doesn't show well... price seems optimistic compared to other recent listings/sales in the $50k ballpark. Maybe someone in the Bay area can go take a look in person and see what's up with the suspension.

    Also... it sounds like it is currently in the hands of owner #2, making it a 2-owner car, unless the original owner refers to themselves in the third person.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    That car has been massively lowered, and the rear drop looks excessive... makes me wonder if there is an SLS delete. ...

    Resulting in the broken front spoiler.

    It's also missing one of the spendy 500E decklid model badges
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Maybe someone in the Bay area can go take a look in person and see what's up with the suspension.

    San Marino - this is near LA — about 7 hrs from SF Bay Area.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jlaa View Post
    San Marino - this is near LA — about 7 hrs from SF Bay Area.
    ROAD TRIP!

    (ok, ooops, I may have been thinking of Marin County.)

    Over to the SoCal crew then... Jeff? Glen?


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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    ROAD TRIP!

    (ok, ooops, I may have been thinking of Marin County.)

    Over to the SoCal crew then... Jeff? Glen?

    Er, it's about 100 miles from me. No can do.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    The existence of the aftermarket audio stuff is questionable.
    Further, the amplifier rack is lame.

    1) Unfinished long bolts that stick out with open ended nuts.
    2) messy wiring.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Does look like a 1 Owner car from the Carfax report. See attachment
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    I'm of the opinion that the one which just sold at Rusnak MB was a superior example and the ask was $10K lower.
    Expect another RNM if the reserve is >$40K AND the seller doesn't represent this car to the nth degree. Re: suspension, undercarriage pics, harness, etc, etc....
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    At $49K, this car is approximately $10-15K too high in price. We'll see how it does on BaT.

    Any buyer or potential buyer should expect ~$5+K in deferred maintenance and rubber replacement work. $10K if cosmetics are part of the equation.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jlaa View Post
    San Marino - this is near LA — about 7 hrs from SF Bay Area.
    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    ROAD TRIP!

    (ok, ooops, I may have been thinking of Marin County.)

    Over to the SoCal crew then... Jeff? Glen?



    I think that faux pas should receive a Gelmerian Award. That's kind of like saying the E500E battery is located underhood.


    Quote Originally Posted by ace10 View Post
    I'm of the opinion that the one which just sold at Rusnak MB was a superior example and the ask was $10K lower.
    Expect another RNM if the reserve is >$40K AND the seller doesn't represent this car to the nth degree. Re: suspension, undercarriage pics, harness, etc, etc....
    I really like how this man thinks. Must be because he's Virginian.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    I think that faux pas should receive a Gelmerian Award. That's kind of like saying the E500E battery is located underhood.
    Nah, more like saying the E500E battery is on the left side of the trunk.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Nah, more like saying the E500E battery is on the left side of the trunk.
    Double-Gelmerian awarded for trying to deflect the topic.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 44kmi, BaT (Denver, CO)

    Four days in and the seller remains MIA.

    Commentary has been relatively focused.

    Bidding sits at $12,500.

    I see something approaching a 0.0% chance this car get sold.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    The seller posted the car on ebay last night. Ask is $38,900. Time for BaT to give the boot to this listing and the seller:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/202362682986 <-- Listing ends Friday the 13th, July 2018. No "Make offer" option.

    1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

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    Seller ID = rolex.
    https://www.ebay.com/usr/rolex.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    This listing on BaT appears to be going nowhere. No doubt it will be a no-sale.

    Assault and BaTtery.......

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    RNM at $22,750.

    No surprise there.

    Wrong format for that seller - zero communication.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    This car was poorly presented and represented.

    There was a peanut gallery comment which was called out for possibly being from a shill. I tend to agree.

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    Even though I am highest bidder [at $15,900] (and still have a higher number budgetted) – I will not get the car – I am too far from reserve however now that this listing is coming to a close I feel I can chime in without causing upbidding on myself. I reached out to the owner and got excellent feedback. I was even able to speak with the original “high school grad owner” luckily, he happens to be from a wealthy family and possesses mutiple cars and he treasured that MB as it was a gift from his father – Spoke about the suspension and radiator and general upkeep – the man could afford to and did maintain the car extremely well – and I got to see the car in person. The color is amazing! The pictures (even though they are high quality) actually don’t do it justice! The interior is amazing also! It’s sad to see a potentially great car get squandered by negative comments right off the bat. If you were serious and bidding the owner would of assisted you with questions. I can understand why he refrained from posting in the comments due to the immediate negativeness portraited. If I was in his position I would of taken the listing elsewhere. And I think his patience will net him what the car actually deserves – and I am sad that its too far from my budget.



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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    OK, now it's back on Ebay at $38K.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E Pearl Black/Black, 87kmi, $49k (San Marino, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post

    No takers at $37,800

    Relisted with higher price.

    $39,800

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