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    Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Got myself my first classic, and it's a Porsche.... with a twist, a Mercedes-Benz W124 500E. It's a car I'd always admired as a child, having grown up in several W124's it's a bit of nostalgia to me. The specific looks of the 500E with the broad arches and lower ride height have always been a source of admiration for me. 

    I went to check out my example with the previous owner, it appears to be a clean example with an impeccable history, taking the car for a spin sealed the deal for me. Driving a classic car when you're only used to modern cars really feels like a breath of fresh air, it feels light, comfortable and the V8 is so creamy, brilliant. 

    I'm collecting it next week, will drop it off at my workshop for a check-up and maintenance and a quick detail. When given the green light by the mechanic I'll take it to Tuscany and Sardinia in August.

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    Wow, very cool.

    I always loved the 500 E. In its time I testdrove it for a couple of days and was completely convinced.

    The 500 E has nothing to do with the normal 124 in no way. It behaves like a complete other car. Just in early this year I was around to look for a good one but haven't done a decision. I'm sure sooner or later it will complete my stable as my first classic. 

    Many congrats and hope you'll always be happy with it kiss


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    Congrats! Great choice. Always admired this special model. I think this was around the time there were rumors that Porsche might be acquired by MB (late 80's or early 90's?)


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    Awesome, great car! I guess for almost anybody growimg up in the 80ies or 90ies thst car has some significance. Have fun with it!


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    Remember those very well. Still have a few period correct magazine tests somewhere...


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    Nice Frank.  Jay Lenos Garage just did a clip on the soaring values of that car (400% over a short time).  Nice going!


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    Nice one Frank! kiss Congrats! wink


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    Wow, congrats, as a kid I grew up with this car.  Smiley


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    Always loved this model, being similar to w124, it's so much more special with sportier look and the V8 growl! Have lots of fun and keep us posted about your ownership experience with it.


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    Please explain what is special about that W124 ? 

    Congratulations for the purchase .  I know you always choose your cars very well kiss


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    Nice one, Alois Ruf had one as well (he may still have it, it was his and his wife's favorite commuter car).

    Just make sure the car is in perfect shape and has been maintained properly.

    Have fun. Smiley


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    Uber cool car, nice choice kiss


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    Very classic engine and super cool keeper! Enjoy it - it looks like fun. I remember my neighbor had one and it sounded awesome!
     


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    Congrats with the purchase of your new baby Frank. It's a good mark in Mercedes history. There were very nice 500E car chases in the movie Taxi, against Peugeot.

    I'm a very big fan of W124 Mercedes models. We used to have 1990 230E and 1994 E200 (the last facelifted model) which we bought brand new at that time. IMO, it is the best E class in its history.

    I really like young classic Mercedes. I have bought 1997 SL320 (R129) with a friend last month. I'm also big fan of W126/C126 and W140/C140. Those were the times, when Mercedes were over engineered.

     


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    loved that on too. took a ride in one when they were fresh. very cool car at the time.


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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na9neCTfUYA


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    Gnil:

    Please explain what is special about that W124 ? 

    Congratulations for the purchase .  I know you always choose your cars very well kiss

    Took this from Wikipedia:

    From 1990 to 1994 (model years 1991–1994), Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124.036). The 500 E was created in close cooperation with Porsche; each 500 E was hand-built by Porsche, being transported back and forth between the Mercedes plant and Porsche's Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany during assembly — taking a full 18 days to complete each model.

    Mechanically it has the suspension and wider track of the 500SL, this in turn created the need for wider arches front and rear, which frankly look brilliant on an otherwise unassuming car.


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    The 500E is special...just make sure you buy one which has been well maintained with original parts. kiss


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    Very cool car !  Congrats Porker .

    Here is a period picture (source: Porsche AG)413198d1322821781-500e-made-porsche-really-zuffenhausen.jpg

     


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    Great photo!

    thx


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    m4ever:

    Very cool car !  Congrats Porker .

    Here is a period picture (source: Porsche AG)413198d1322821781-500e-made-porsche-really-zuffenhausen.jpg

     

    I like the way the cars were segregated.  Smiley

    Is that Turbo on the left in the pic being jump started?   Smiley


    PS: Just noticed that they managed to get the one 928 which had been built that day into the pic. Smiley

     

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    Very cool picture, thanks!


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    fritz:
    m4ever:

    Very cool car !  Congrats Porker .

    Here is a period picture (source: Porsche AG)413198d1322821781-500e-made-porsche-really-zuffenhausen.jpg

     

    I like the way the cars were segregated.  Smiley

    Is that Turbo on the left in the pic being jump started?   Smiley


    PS: Just noticed that they managed to get the one 928 which had been built that day into the picSmiley

     

    fritz

     

    Actually, this photo shows very well how advanced the 928 was for it's time, the design was revolutionary. I guess the 928 came too early...and should have never been offered as a replacement for the 911. Big mistake.


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    RC:
    fritz:
    m4ever:

    Very cool car !  Congrats Porker .

    Here is a period picture (source: Porsche AG)413198d1322821781-500e-made-porsche-really-zuffenhausen.jpg

     

    I like the way the cars were segregated.  Smiley

    Is that Turbo on the left in the pic being jump started?   Smiley


    PS: Just noticed that they managed to get the one 928 which had been built that day into the picSmiley

     

    fritz

     

    Actually, this photo shows very well how advanced the 928 was for it's time, the design was revolutionary. I guess the 928 came too early...and should have never been offered as a replacement for the 911. Big mistake.

    I think the big mistake was to think that it could survive for 15 years without a major update. 


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    True indeed. kiss


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    RC:

    True indeed. kiss

     

    I think first units came out on 1978 with a 241hp V8 engine. On 86 there was a restyling with the S4 and 320hp. Last units were the GTS with 349hp and some other minor mods. Wonderful car, I remember back on 1986 to sit in one and it was a world differece compared to 911, years in front.  


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    J.Seven:
    RC:

    True indeed. kiss

     

    I think first units came out on 1978 with a 241hp V8 engine. On 86 there was a restyling with the S4 and 320hp. Last units were the GTS with 349hp and some other minor mods. Wonderful car, I remember back on 1986 to sit in one and it was a world differece compared to 911, years in front.  

    Failing to realise that the 911 was the real "backbone" of the company and, as a result also not updating that model sooner, was the other big mistake. 


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    Maybe the 928 "failure" is still sitting deeply rooted in Porsche's model policy and strategy, the reason maybe why there is no Porsche competitor model to the BMW 6 series and the Mercedes S class Coupe yet. yes

     


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    Porker:
    Gnil:

    Please explain what is special about that W124 ? 

    Congratulations for the purchase .  I know you always choose your cars very well kiss

    Took this from Wikipedia:

    From 1990 to 1994 (model years 1991–1994), Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124.036). The 500 E was created in close cooperation with Porsche; each 500 E was hand-built by Porsche, being transported back and forth between the Mercedes plant and Porsche's Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany during assembly — taking a full 18 days to complete each model.

    Mechanically it has the suspension and wider track of the 500SL, this in turn created the need for wider arches front and rear, which frankly look brilliant on an otherwise unassuming car.

    Thanks . Those arches have struck me in the past  Smiley


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    Actually, these wider arches look pretty cool and they are not that easily noticeable on many photos of the 500E but when you see the car live, you know immediately that this is a very special Mercedes, especially when you look at the front. blush The best part is that this is no AMG but a car built with parts from other Mercedes models (500SL...), so it is easy to maintain and to repair. Only issue could be the body parts with the wider arches.


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