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    FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    saw this on hemmings.

    VIN = WDBEA36E9RC033712

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...0/2188093.html

    Seller’s Description: 1994 E500 Built by both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. Original bill of sale and all service records since new. Stayed in one family since new. Garage kept. Includes wheel mounted snows. Email for additional information and pictures.
    Price: $25,000 negotiable

    Location: Fairfax Station, Virginia, 22039
    VIN #: WDBEA36E9RC033712
    Mileage: 94,000
    Transmission: Auto
    Condition: Excellent
    Exterior: Pearl Black Metallic
    Interior: Grey Leather
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    Re: FS: 1994 E500 93k miles $25k

    uh... so what is wrong with it?

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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 93kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    I am wondering what the pictures have to do with the this thread?

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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 93kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    Too good to be true? My garage is full.

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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 93kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    I am wondering what the pictures have to do with the this thread?
    The original photos (of Jag-you-arrrs and Paris) appear to be forum glitches related to attached files. Gerry must have fixed them already, they're gone now.





    Quote Originally Posted by a777fan View Post
    uh... so what is wrong with it?
    The red pinstripe is a dealbreaker, from what I hear.


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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 93kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    The original photos (of Jag-you-arrrs and Paris) appear to be forum glitches related to attached files. Gerry must have fixed them already, they're gone now.
    Agreed, yes, there is some kind of glitch in the forum at times when posting pictures, and he has had to fix this before on other posts. Not sure what the cause/glitch is.

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    FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    I think the “glitch” is related to the script that runs continuously that checks all new posts for externally linked photos and imports them into the forum database.

    I implemented this script some months back so that we can capture all posted/linked images before they disappear forever off of external web sites.

    It appears )and this is the second or third time this has happened) that there is a bug that causes imported images from other posts to be substituted for images attached to certain new posts.

    If/when this happens again, just let me know and I’ll take care of it. Generally, re-attaching the replaces photos or replying to the thread with the images attached should alleviate the problem.

    The forum software is so long in the tooth at this point, along with the rickety add-ons and scripts, that I’m not going to bother debugging it. I will implement similar functionality with the XenForo software when we do the conversion.

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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    Messaged the seller earlier, he sold it this morning. I emailed him again and asked if he got full asking price and he said “no I came way down for a quick sale “. I asked him what but he hasn’t responded. He told me the car was perfect and didn't need anything.

    Seems a little too good to be true.

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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    Quote Originally Posted by benzgarden View Post
    Messaged the seller earlier, he sold it this morning. I emailed him again and asked if he got full asking price and he said “no I came way down for a quick sale “. I asked him what but he hasn’t responded. He told me the car was perfect and didn't need anything.

    Seems a little too good to be true.
    WTF?!


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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    Quote Originally Posted by benzgarden View Post
    Messaged the seller earlier, he sold it this morning. I emailed him again and asked if he got full asking price and he said “no I came way down for a quick sale “. I asked him what but he hasn’t responded. He told me the car was perfect and didn't need anything.

    Seems a little too good to be true.


    Mark this one Sold.
    The Seller confirmed to me that the money is in his account.

    I don't particularly like Hemmings for the simple reason that they act as a go-between when you reach out to a seller. With offerings such as this car, time is obviously of the essence, and we have no idea if Hemmings is prioritizing the messages according to some criteria or otherwise slowing down the process. This was a local sale. And I would have dropped what I was doing and gone over with checkbook in hand.

    I reached out to the Seller very shortly after the listing went live.. It was more than 24 hours before he emailed back. And that was with the message that there was already a pending sale.

    I'm fairly certain that the car was bought sight unseen.

    Hope that this car doesn't fall into the hands of a flipper. Twould be a real shame.
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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    This is they type of car one can buy site unseen... Fairfax, one family, under 100k, $25k, Hemmings (denoting someone who doesn’t need every dollar and doesn’t want the headache)... pick up the phone, wire money, book a flight (just because you want to meet them and drive it home).

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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    Hmmm. If it's true the seller came "way down for quick sale", then I expect this one to re-appear by a flipper, who won't be happy about the information in this thread. Maybe not though, perhaps it's an enthusiast who will create a new OWNER thread. Guess we'll see. Strange about the Hemmings contact thingy, sounds similar to what Craigslist does.

    EDIT: One red flag to me is "Virginia", followed by "wheel mounted snows", with no photos of the undercarriage...


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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    I don’t think they use salt out there. I think it’s sand, it snows so infrequently. But others would know better. Fairfax is basically a toney DC suburb.

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    Re: FS: 1994 E500, Pearl Black/Gray, 94kmi, $25k (Fairfax Station, VA)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Hmmm. If it's true the seller came "way down for quick sale", then I expect this one to re-appear by a flipper, who won't be happy about the information in this thread. Maybe not though, perhaps it's an enthusiast who will create a new OWNER thread. Guess we'll see. Strange about the Hemmings contact thingy, sounds similar to what Craigslist does.

    EDIT: One red flag to me is "Virginia", followed by "wheel mounted snows", with no photos of the undercarriage...

    The snow tires would be a red flag, for sure. The potential for rust was my #1 concern, on a very limited list. Another was the need for upholstery work on the vinyl surfaces.

    The price point would have me overlooking virtually anything other than rust.

    Quote Originally Posted by maw1124 View Post
    I don’t think they use salt out there. I think it’s sand, it snows so infrequently. But others would know better. Fairfax is basically a toney DC suburb.

    maw
    Earlier in this car's life, it could have been exposed to a salt/sand mix.
    We don't see much beet juice treatment any longer, either. That was a short-lived experiment.
    Now we get a steady diet of brine, which is easily to worst of all options for cars. Out where I live, we see a lot of snow, and they put down gravel. Not joking. It's murder on front ends and windshields.
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