The 500 E was developed in cooperation with Porsche, where the necessary redesigns were made to accommodate the 5l V8 engine from the SL (M 119 E 50), and partially assembled at Porsche Werk 1 in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The main reason for this was a problem with the production line for the W 124 in Sindelfingen: The body of the 500 E, which was 5.6 cm wider than the other W 124 models, did not fit through in three places. It was therefore agreed with Porsche that assembly would also be carried out in Zuffenhausen. Porsche produced the front fenders, for example, which were created from production fenders into which the extensions were welded. Same as Porsche did, back then, with the 911 Turbos in the `70s. The completed body was then sent by truck to Sindelfingen, where it was painted. Final assembly and engine fitting again took place in Zuffenhausen. Finally, the finished vehicles were again transported to Sindelfingen for final inspection and acceptance.
Production of a 500 E took 18 days.
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This Mercedes comes in top original condition and complete history.
It was recently imported from Japan. It has a complete Servicebook and recently had a big Service. During that Service, it received new Brakes. The technical components are fully functional. The 500E still wears its first paint and was never involved in an accident.