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    Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, parted out in El Paso, TX

    I have a feeling this guy is about to be deluged with eBay messages requesting almost every nut + bolt from the car. Shame the front bumper is butchered. If anyone contacts him, see if you can get the VIN for Gerry's database.

    VIN = WDBEA36EXPB865157

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/202560060361

    Note that you CAN NOT exchange email addresses via eBay messaging, this violates their policy. I'm assuming the seller is not a forum member, and he appears to be a Bimmer guy.

    Mercedes W124 500e Sway Bars

    1993 500e dry sway bar from Texas car. Parting car email for details


    Seller ID is: pcibmw
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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E being parted out in El Paso, TX

    If you look at his other items he has some of the 500E parts also listed at healthy (high IMO) prices. All described as "AMG" too

    That's a strange listing - it looks like the car is in a parts yard - is he the owner of the car or a customer of the yard?... odd

    Be careful when dealing with strange listings such as this

    Mercedes Benz 500e Engine AMG W 124

    1993 500e motor 180k. Includes intake wire harness, intake etc.

    also offering complete engine, trans, and subframe for conversions for 4500
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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E being parted out in El Paso, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by JC220 View Post
    That's a strange listing - it looks like the car is in a parts yard - is he the owner of the car or a customer of the yard?... odd
    I agree, it's odd. Looks like a self-service yard to me. There isn't usually that much dirt at the top of the engine, hope it wasn't a flood victim.

    $1k for the differential? $1.5k for the transmission? I don't think he knows the 500E very well... he's listing all the wrong stuff, at all the wrong prices.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odk...ibmw&_nkw=500E


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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 180kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    Agreed. Parts yard, likely specializing in German only, which by default is mostly BMW. And probably self-serve, as GSXR says.

    It's almost like he thinks all the parts are worth double because they're from a 500E -- to GSXR's point of not knowing the car is special not because of those components. Like most parts yards, he'll probably consider the windshields (F+R) to be trash. SMDH. He should be selling that Black Interior, which I don't see listed. If he prices that like a normal W124 interior... he's on my Watch list. I track of few of these on eBay, but most have way more than 36 items listed. One is in Sarasota and specializes in BMW, which has come in handy for the E46M.

    My buddy owns a yard like this (German Only), except he actually knows his cars -- like Rain Man, which is probably why we get along so well.

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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 180kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    What's even stranger is if you look at his feedback and completed listings, most show Miami Florida as the location. ????

    https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...ab=AllFeedback

    And, his current BMW listings are in Miami.


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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 180kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    Could be two yards with one eBay account. eBay is how these guys make most of their money, at least for parts. My guy also has a repair and dealer's license, which completely changes the game. He bought a totaled Audi S6 for basically nothing, tripled his money on the engine, transmission and modules, then gave me whatever else I wanted off the car, which included an Alcantara headliner. That's just one example. These guys don't seem to be in that category, but maybe. Could also be good old fashioned money laundering.

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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 180kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    VIN number as per request

    [Admin edit: AutoCheck report attached. Over 200kmi reported in 2010 at last emissions test.]
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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 180kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    Im 10 hours away, I will not be checking it out.
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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 180kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Im 10 hours away, I will not be checking it out.
    WIMP!

    LOL...


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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    HAHA
    1994 E500
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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    Sounds like a good reason for a road trip in the Spruce E500 with your fancy 85mph TX speed limits. With a good fuzzbuster, 7 hours tops.


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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post

    Note that you CAN NOT exchange email addresses via eBay messaging, this violates their policy.

    At one point in time, EBay's auto scan would detect and remove email addresses, so you had to get creative. I have noticed that lately, this auto scan has not been removing email addresses from their messaging system.
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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    The key with ebay is to attach a pic with a hand written email or phone number with something crossed out. Then you can communicate direct. I've got a call into a friend of a friend in El Paso.

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    Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    I’ll check history of this car in my database when I get home tomorrow.

    El Paso is around 12 hours’ (and 800 miles) drive from Houston.

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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    I heard the car is totally stripped... all that's left is what is on eBay (powertrain, headlight, steering wheel) and possibly the suspension. Still don't know the whole story, but it's toast.


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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, parted out in El Paso, TX

    Id love to build a franken 500 wagon


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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, being parted out in El Paso, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    I’ll check history of this car in my database when I get home tomorrow.

    El Paso is around 12 hours’ (and 800 miles) drive from Houston.
    I have no prior record of this car in my detailed database, so I have added it as a wrecked and decommissioned car. Perhaps our member EPTXCarLover can purchase it out of the wrecking yard and part it out for the benefit of our group here. It's exceedingly rare to see an .036 in a pick-n-pull wrecking yard; I think this is perhaps the third time I've seen one in a yard in at least 15 years.

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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, parted out in El Paso, TX

    I’ve contacted the seller and he replied that it is sold.


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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, parted out in El Paso, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by makemann View Post
    I’ve contacted the seller and he replied that it is sold.
    Sold or crushed? Hmmm. They'll be sitting on the powertrain a very long time at those prices. I hope none of the rare / NLA stuff went to the crusher.


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    Re: Silver/Black 1993 500E, 205kmi, parted out in El Paso, TX

    Wish I had seen this sooner. I'm in El Paso so no need for the other Texas guys to drive 10-15 hours lol if you want a board member to take a look.

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