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    FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    No affiliation. Very white with some mild cosmetic mods. Incorrect Euro headlights. Reportedly a two-owner car with recent service and no history of collision or rust.

    VIN: WDBEA36E2PB975071

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/ctd...707693201.html

    https://canyonstateclassics.com/vehi...4dr-sedan-500e

    1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 500E SEDAN, 5.0L V8, AUTO, SUNROOF, 2 OWNER ARIZONA CAR, WOW
    FRESH INVENTORY!!! This is a very unique opportunity to buy one of the lowest price 500E sedans around. This is a 2 owner car which recently came out of the local collection of a MB enthusiast. He bought this car from the original elderly owners many years back with around 60k miles. This was his daily driver for many years as he managed an Audi dealership out here. It was always well serviced in his service department and we have just completed a huge service as it had been in storage for the last 3-4 years. Entire front of engine compartment is new from water-pump forward. New fuel pumps and fuel filters were installed. The custom AMG Monobloc style wheels were restored and wrapped in Michelin Pilot tires. Original wheels are still available. Car runs good, sounds great and has never seen collision or salt damage. An excellent, higher mile example with a lot of fun still left in the tank. Call Jon 480-703-2337 to hear more about the car.


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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, White / Gray, 167k mi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Looks like a nice car at a reasonable price. I wish the replica AMG white wheels matched the Polar White paint. Driver’s bolster looks to be in great shape. Engine bay is clean an has new coolant tank.

    I’m sure there must be some deferred maintenance since it sat for a few years.

    I say if you like white get a PPI and go for it.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, White / Gray, 167k mi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Being a pre-facelift, the correct color for this car should be Arctic White. Also, the lowers were most likely Alto Gray, but re-painted to match the body.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, White / Gray, 167k mi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Arctic White when built

    https://www.datamb.com/vin/NmJWG2pzooxdxnkB7


    Hopefully the duck tail is stuck on there with double sided tape. IMO the fitment is poor and the stripes down the flanks interact awkwardly with it.


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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, White / Gray, 167k mi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Quote Originally Posted by ace10 View Post
    Hopefully the duck tail is stuck on there with double sided tape. IMO the fitment is poor and the stripes down the flanks interact awkwardly with it.
    Yes, and the pinstripe along with the black bumpers really create a very "busy" image.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, White / Gray, 167k mi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    I found a few (apparently) decent indy Merc shops in the Phoenix area when I was looking at a car earlier this year. PPI shouldn't be a terribly difficult proposition.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Bummer about the duck tail mis-fit, replica wheels, and the wrong headlights (Euro 500E lights/lenses are NLA). And those taillights gotta go. The gap between front bumper, grille, and headlight trim panels is wonky but that may be an adjustment issue. Shame it didn't get the proper Euro headlight wipers, but that's a straightforward fix if desired.

    100+ photos including over a dozen of oil change records, and not a single picture of the underside?

    Still, the price is reasonable, if it otherwise checks out.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    I think the trunk is the problem more than the tail. And yes, the same stripe applied to make the side panels appear straighter than perhaps they are, had the unintended effect of showing how straight the decklid / tail aren’t. But hey, still a decent example.

    You just have to do your homework to figure out why the trunk sits funny at the passenger side rear window junction. Something about this whole picture just isn’t sitting for me — the way the trunk isn’t flush and the top of the wheel seems caved in. Maybe an optical illusion, maybe not. But I think that’s WHY the tail isn’t working.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Yes, I'll add the jeweled tail lights too. The car looks too busy. All things that could be removed and leave a good looking car in a rare color.

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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    One of the few combinations where I would prefer the original two tone.

    Man, that sucker is WHITE!
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Despite some mods I wouldn't have done, I find this car appealing. If it ends up with a forum member, I hope to see before-and-after photos as it's nursed back towards a more original presentation.

    Fingers crossed...
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Somebody needs to dress up like Sonny Crockett and show up to the next Radwood with this one...... blasting Phil Collins. Or I can see this car as something Tubbs is driving, hauling ass, saving Crockett's bacon (once again) in a deal that's gone south.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Car is listed as sold on the dealer's website.
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    Re: FS: 1993 500E, Arctic White/Gray, 167kmi, $20k (Tempe, AZ)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jlaa View Post
    Somebody needs to dress up like Sonny Crockett and show up to the next Radwood with this one...... blasting Phil Collins. Or I can see this car as something Tubbs is driving, hauling ass, saving Crockett's bacon (once again) in a deal that's gone south.
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