@MBTech96ASR light appears to be disabled, ABS light comes on at startup, SRS light is probably disabled as there is no driver airbag.
Quoting from an eBay listing of this car verified by VIN number in 2021: "The mileage is not a typo it really has over 500 thousand miles."
@gsxrProbably because the car has over 500k on the clock based on it's internet sales history?
The big question people are waiting to address is the balance shaft issue. At 18k it's unlikely to be an issue, but how much longer can you drive the car before the engine grenades? Or do you just roll the dice and drive it until it happens, then walk away?
@JdmAutoShopWhy not just post them here so everyone can see them? Thanks!
Better verify those engine specs. The 602.912 is 90 HP @ 114 lb-ft according to factory specifications. Doesn't anyone check this sort of stuff before the auction goes up?
Darn! I was looking for a manual, and this one is an automatic. Oh, well...
Beautiful example, knowledgeable and honest seller. GLWA!
Oops! Was this a no reserve? I didn't see that if it was
Having these come up for auction. "You'd better bid to win on this one, because it won't happen again..."
Guess it might happen again...
One question: Why?
@UI_ClassicsTrue, but much of the value is in the low mileage. If there is a discrepancy in the mileage, this is quite a substantial one, and despite the "restoration" having been done there are many areas where you have no insight into whatsoever that are not only critical but a major part of the car, e.g., engine, transmission, etc.
If the engine and drive train have 160k kilometers on them, well, that's got to affect the value significantly as well. And not to pick nits, but fasteners were not galvanized, they were zinc plated typically.
This is a textbook example of how important it is to employ trusted resources for pre-purchase inspections. Or just have the folks on the 500eboard go over it!
VIN tags as shown are for U.S. spec cars only, and reproductions are readily available for purchase. If this car was originally sold in the EU, it wouldn't have a VIN tag such as the one on a U.S. car. Provenance for the vehicle prior to the November 2021 title in AZ would be a requirement if I was considering this car for purchase.
E500 specific headlights and lenses are NLA, Euro and US spec.
Duplicate comment, sorry.
This car appears to have been restored in the Netherlands prior to shipment to the US based on the following information at the 500E board:
There appears to be a substantial discrepancy in the mileage as a result, too.
@Masondixoncraig- Just to clarify (again):
Was the damage they reported to the guide itself, or were they talking about it needing bushings? For what it's worth, picture #150 is the transverse control arm (front), not the rear suspension. I've been under hundreds of these cars, and from what I can see in the picture (146) without the cover off, nothing is amiss with either rear guide (they're not called "swing arms"). I suspect the suggestion regarding wear pertained to the condition of the bushings.
Can you clarify where the damage is on the right rear swing arm? I don't see it in the pictures, or if it's there, I'm not seeing it. Thanks!
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