ADMIN EDIT: Price reduced to $55k, thread title updated.
This car will be familiar to some of you. More on that below. Up for sale is my 1993 500E in 040 Black.
This car has had a significant amount of work done to it for both upgrades and maintenance. Last year Jono completed the heart transplant with a NOS AMG 6.0L motor which was found in Germany and was documented for sale on this site. Dave sold me an ECU he had for the motor, and the process was underway. Jono can probably tell anyone in more detail what was done to the vehicle and what condition specific items are in, but I will try to give a comprehensive list below.
As you can see through the history on this site, I originally purchased this vehicle, sold it to another board member local to me, and then purchased it back almost 2 years ago. Along the way, the car has seen numerous maintenance and parts upgrades, resulting in where it is now. In the last 12 months, I have only driven the car a handful of times. I love it when I drive it, but it just doesn't get enough use for me to justify keeping it.
I have always hated the "What's it worth?" threads, which often are just ways to bypass the required price listing rules on forums, so I won't break that etiquette here. That being said, I really don't know how to value this car, so I'm taking a stab at it based on what I've seen some other cars sell for, and what I have into this one. I understand that at the end of the day, anything is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it, and what the seller is willing to sell it for.
The biggest item is obviously the NOS AMG motor. But when the motor was swapped, we also did a lot of "while you're in there" work, which includes:
RDM Tech Adjustable Camber Towers (front strut mounts)
AMG OZ 3 Piece Replica Rheels purchased from Thore, a member on this site.
- 8.5 x 17 et 18 front
- 10.0 x 17 et 17 rear
Ceramic Coated Manifolds
New Coolant Reservoir
Pre Facelift Hood
Pre Facelift Grille
New Engine Mounts
New Hood Pad
AMG Shift Knob
New Power Steering Hoses and Insulation
Repaint Lower Cladding along with paint correction throughout body
Rear Bumper Block Off Plates
New SLS Valve
Powder Coated rear calipers
New Front Fender Well Panel
New Steering Damper, Drag Link, and Tie Rod
New Strut Bump Stops
New Radiator Hoses
New Valve Cover Gaskets
New Metal Oiler Tubes
New Rear LCA Bushings
New Intake Tubes
In addition, the following was previously done:
Replace Upper and Lower Wiring Harnesses
Complete New Stereo with all new wiring, and speakers
For reference, see this thread: https://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6734
The car is available next week for PPI's, should someone be interested. The garage it is in is having a new concrete driveway poured tomorrow.
I'm sure I am forgetting things, so please let me know your questions and I will do my best to answer them. Admins, feel free to merge threads if this is improper as a new listing.