2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Sedan
Although the E-Class moniker first appeared in 1993 for the W124 generation, Mercedes-Benz's executive car actually can trace its roots all the way back to 1926. It was then when the newly formed Mercedes-Benz brand launched the type 8/38 PS, (W02), which was named the Stuttgart 200 two years later. The range included the 200, (W21), 230, (W143), and 260 D, (W138), launched in 1933, 1936 and 1936 respectively, with the latter being the world's first passenger car powered by a diesel engine. The E suffix, which was used throughout the Mercedes-Benz lineup, stood for Einspritzmotor or Fuel-injected Engine.
For consignment, a passionate custom jeweler who always wanted a Mercedes Benz, picked this car up because it reminded him of a piece of automotive jewelry. Unfortunately after 10 years of enjoyment, and due to recent declining health, he had his son drive him in it because he enjoyed being in the car so much. Obviously well cared for, and in very good condition, now here for the taking and be worn as your piece of Automotive Jewelry.
Heavy gauge steel bathed in factory Brilliant Silver, (is there any other color for a Mercedes?), shines like a crazy diamond, or a Corum contemporary watch. Inward canted oval headlights and more oval running lights flank the small, chromed grille with the tri-pointed star atop the hood directly above. A silver neoprene bumper has just a sliver of curved chromed accenting on the top edges which rounds the corner to the front quarters. Well minded gaps throughout, 4 doors which align nearly perfectly, and the aero rounded rear quarter make up the simple silver trim speared sides. A nicely raked windshield and roofline penned by a french curve slices through the air, and gently lands in the trunk line. In back, smoothed in tail lights, round the quarters to the rear trunk deck where they are sliced sun a V shape on their inner edges. 17-inch alloy wheels are all around and add some bling to this silver aero shaped streaker!
Beautifully preserved leather seats are throughout the passenger compartment. Up front 2 gray leather buckets with oval headrests reside next to an undulating center console that is sporting some black forest burl accenting. While sitting in back, passengers are treated to a panoramic view of the interior and you'll notice a band of burl encircling the entire interior, through the doors, a band through the dash and even to the back doors where it dies in the first third of the door. Here padded gray leather takes over and the oval black panel for the window toggle sits within the ergonomically designed armrest. Not to be outdone, front door panels have just a bit more burl and the leather inserts. These also have power seat adjustments. Behind the buckets is a comfy bucket and bench rear seat with plenty of room for 3 more, or fold down the armrest and 3 can get very comfy indeed. The band of burl performance is on the dash front, particularly in the center riser where we see a large screen head unit that also supports the stereo and a single CD player, all negotiated through this central screen which includes a full navigation display option. Push button temp fan controls and temp dials reside above this screen, and below is an ash receptacle and lighter station. A gray padded, eyebrow style dash houses the instruments which are simple but effective in their circular sweep needle design. The steering wheel is peppered with plenty of buttons for hands on controls. Gray carpeting covers the floors and it's easily accessible to wiggle your toes within its thick pile.
Under the hood is a fully covered engine which is a 5.0 liter V8 that is EFI and a 5-speed automatic is on back The final drive weighs in at 3.07 and is made for high speed cruising. Germans love plastic coverings...everywhere, and this example is no exception! It does not matter though as if you have the means to afford a car as such, you will probably not be wrenching in it anyway, so leave the plastic covers alone! Step AWAY...
Underneath a very clean well cared for environment, with nary even road dirt accumulated. Black steel floor pans and rockers abound and are all rust and dirt free! More plastic ground effects coverings are here and remember it is a sport sedan so we will take all the aero slipstream as we can get. Independent adjustable on the fly by a button push suspension is all around as is power disc braking. A like new exhaust snakes its way rearward breaking off the center to either side for a rear exit.
I experienced plenty of performance from the 5.0 liter and EFI. The transmission shifted smoothly, and it had a wonderful high speed cruising altitude. All functions were working as they should. It's nice to reside within supple finely aged leather. I noticed a check engine light is lit, and there was a squeak in the left front suspension you may want to have looked at.
A sports sedan for the individual or couple who cares about quality, this one has a medium amount of miles, 81,351 to be exact, and was obviously cared for meticulously. Safety is also there, and the paint is just near perfect as is the entire leather and burl banded interior. If you like buttons and conveniences that take place after pushing them, you'll love this car. For the executive with some class thrown in to be worn like a fine watch.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.