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    NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    A very rare sighting yesterday. While driving South on the 405 Frwy about 4:50 PM in the far right lane I spotted an anthracite (I think) 500E transitioning on to the 710 Frwy South.

    I was in the fast lane (Note: the fast lane at “RUSH HOUR” is a joke) so I couldn’t get close to it before it was gone.

    It looked quite nice from a distance of 4 lanes away. Very clean and shiny and was riding on Monoblocks sporting a brand new CA Black License Plate. That’s what makes me think it’s a new Owner.

    Does anybody here own up to it.
    Terry

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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    Al Gore? Elon Musk?
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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    1993 500E
    1994 E320 cabriolet

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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    BZZZZ wrong guess Dario,

    It did look like the Arcadia car but was not. The one I saw had a new Black CA license plate. The Arcadia car has a white personal plate "500E".

    California license plates have been white for years. Just this year the state went back to issuing the black plates with yellow lettering. So my siting had to be recently registered to get that black plate. That's why I think it's a new Owner.
    Terry

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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryA View Post
    BZZZZ wrong guess Dario,

    It did look like the Arcadia car but was not. The one I saw had a new Black CA license plate. The Arcadia car has a white personal plate "500E".

    California license plates have been white for years. Just this year the state went back to issuing the black plates with yellow lettering. So my siting had to be recently registered to get that black plate. That's why I think it's a new Owner.

    The white plate has been removed once car was sold. It could be new owner with black plate. As you can see white plate was on a car at dealer then it was removed. I mean it is new owner since car was sold recently and white plate has been off when car was sold.
    1993 500E
    1994 E320 cabriolet

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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester 500E View Post
    No Sly, Sorry, It's was a 92 or 93 Pre-Facelift w/ a 500E badge on the trunk and where in the hell is Agua Dulce?
    Terry

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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by Dario View Post
    The white plate has been removed once car was sold. It could be new owner with black plate. As you can see white plate was on a car at dealer then it was removed. I mean it is new owner since car was sold recently and white plate has been off when car was sold.
    Dario,

    I wish that was true and maybe it is but what makes you think the 500E plate was removed? The pics you provided still show the rear plate on the car w/ 2018 tag thru June. Probably never had front plate on the car. I don't have one.

    Personally, I would never give up that personal plate and I doubt that the new Owner would either.

    Just Say'n
    Terry

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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    could be a stealth rattle can user...
    1994 E500
    249/275 - 8F19 or 8F32 or 8320

    1991 560 SEC
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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryA View Post
    Dario,

    I wish that was true and maybe it is but what makes you think the 500E plate was removed? The pics you provided still show the rear plate on the car w/ 2018 tag thru June. Probably never had front plate on the car. I don't have one.

    Personally, I would never give up that personal plate and I doubt that the new Owner would either.

    Just Say'n
    what makes me think plate is removed? Please read bottom of the thread lol
    1993 500E
    1994 E320 cabriolet

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    Plate is gone
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    1993 500E
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    Re: NEWBEE 500E SPOTTED in Long Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by Dario View Post


    Plate is gone
    No argument there but the pics above still had rear plate. My mistake. LOL

    You may be right.
    Terry

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