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Mercedes-Benz 500E - The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing.; 'HandBuilt' by Porsche and Mercedes, 199, Black Leather
Topic Started: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:32 pm (1,070 Views)
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So as some of you may know, TYW recently moved on to a new owner after 15 years in my ownership (the new owner should be along on the forum soon) anyway... here's the replacement, a 1992 500E for those of you who don't know much about these, see this article on Mercedes Website, but it was basically shipped & Handbuilt between Porsche and Mercedes when they were built, and it is one of around 39 in the country, including those on Sorn B) 5.0-32v, V8, M119, 326bhp, Recaro 2+2 Full Leather Interior with wooden storage compartment.

https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/classic/museum/mercedes-benz-500-e/

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and as always the plans have escalated from a little service to a front suspension overhaul

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New Battery, although the old one was Bosch it wasn't the best.
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also gave it a quick oil and filter drop and changed the plugs
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Haven't had a chance to get any good pictures of it but I will next week! rockon
Edited by rhysmangatmotorsport, Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:49 pm.
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looking good robbie
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very very nice motor car B)

looking at the picture of the glovebox there seems to be something missing - an inhaler for the passenger ! :lol:
Edited by mika, Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:08 pm.
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Very impressive indeed. The 500E is a mature car. On the face of it, quite similar to a W201 16v but a quite different prospect. Good luck.
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:59 pm
Very impressive indeed. The 500E is a mature car. On the face of it, quite similar to a W201 16v but a quite different prospect. Good luck.
Thanks everyone, thanks Mika & Pari, definately :help: totally agree James, although it has some similarities it is a totally different animal! Noticeably more comfortable, more powerful and more spacious, but it still handles really well! It is dare I say it the complete package (well it will be once we're done with it) I think it'd be as at home on twisty roads as it is on the motorways - capable of just under 180MPH once derestricted! :o and still nice and discrete too, a real 'in the know' car.. so far I love it! It is a pretty tidy example, very solid too which always helps.. looking forward to getting it out next year! rockon :driver:
Edited by rhysmangatmotorsport, Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:40 am.
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Beautifull, stuning car!!!!
Congratulations my friend! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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At last, Robbie, a car with a bit of grunt.
Can't wait to see more.
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That's lovely Robbie. :D
I suppose that brute of a battery lives in the boot. :D
Is the rear number plate recess different, or is it just the square plate that makes it look different?
Edited by Michael, Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:37 pm.
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On yes. Very bleedin nice indeed B)

I'm guessing from the rear lid, it's a jap import?
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Na bloody love it mate I would love one, but I have to inform you your mercedes-190 account will now be deleted due to non ownership of a 190 ;)
Edited by Paulossie, Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:10 pm.
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:09 pm
It's ok I suppose,

Na bloody love it mate I would love one, but I have to inform you your mercedes-190 account will now be deleted due to non ownership of a 190 ;)
Still got the black one lmao Yeah Stu it's a Heckblende panel, I'll be removing it and fitting a full plate when I get a chanc, yes Michael the slab battery lives in the boot, thanks Stormer.
Edited by rhysmangatmotorsport, Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:46 pm.
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"Rolling in my 5 point o" :)


Nice one - Whats going on with the rear boot lid - Jap import ?
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Top class. Best of luck with it. I'd absolutely love one of these :wub:
Interior looks like new
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Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:33 pm
"Rolling in my 5 point o" :)


Nice one - Whats going on with the rear boot lid - Jap import ?
Cheers guys originally yes. Majority of them in the country I'm sure are actually imports
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Very nice, by coincidence just watched a 500E on jay lenos garage yesterday!
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Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:31 am
Very nice, by coincidence just watched a 500E on jay lenos garage yesterday!
Thanks, is that the silver one? Lovely car if so..

A few more updates, I've had the black window tints removed leaving the original green tinted glass, looks much better in my opinion. I've also changed the facelift smoked lights for some original ambers and fitted a pair of K&N's.. :driver:

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So much better. I'm happy to see you're taking it back to a standard look. That has already added value in my opinion B) rockon
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That's a lovely car Robbie, congrats on the purchase.
I agree with Stu; bringing it back to standard (well, as 'standard' as a 500E could ever be!) is a good move.

Best Regards,
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:14 pm
So much better. I'm happy to see you're taking it back to a standard look. That has already added value in my opinion B) rockon
Thank You all, cheers Stu & Connor, it looks much better with its Amber light set up rather than clear pack fronts & smoked rear lights, there is a few things on the cards for this, once all fluids and filters have been tackled, new suspension parts will be fitted, this will see the 'Wolf' performing better and feeling even more tighter than it does.

The Avantgarde insert has been removed & replaced with a New Genuine Mercedes one complete with new strips, will get Rhys to post an update pic of it.

Robbie
Edited by rhysmangatmotorsport, Thu Oct 5, 2017 8:57 am.
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I finally went and got some proper pictures, also changed the gearbox oil and filter and the front grille back to original

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Not bad for an E Class

Looking good
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I really enjoy looking at photos of this car
please keep them coming B)
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Back to standard looks great. And definitely adds value immediately.

Good job
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Cheers guys, I'm really liking the original vibe, I think for now anyway I'm going to keep it that way, but just further tidy it up! Will be leaving the H&Rs etc stored away, Will be keeping it stock! :help:
Edited by rhysmangatmotorsport, Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:27 pm.
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Bag of Sh!t !!

You know what that means Robbie.
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Bag of Sh!t !!

You know what that means Robbie.
It certainly is Toff lmao :help: lmao

Robbie
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Cheers guys, I'm really liking the original vibe, I think for now anyway I'm going to keep it that way, but just further tidy it up! Will be leaving the H&Rs etc stored away, Will be keeping it stock! :help:
Beautiful car. A good move to keep it stock as stock is worth more. 500E's are going up in value. Enjoy!
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Stunning Car indeed.
looks very clean and well kept.
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thanks gents, not really keeping it stock due to values, more so because I like the look, may still modify it eventually!

Changed the kick-down sensor today, apparently quite a common thing and as its cheap/easy to do thought I mayaswell, also took it out for a bit

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