The auction hammer fell at $123.00 for this 1995 Mercedes-Benz E500 Limited: Well Bought
The 500E/E500 has enjoyed cult-like status among Mercedes aficionados since the day it was new. Twenty five years later the fire has only grown stronger. Most 500E’s were the first-generation car manufactured from 1991 to 1993. This subject car is not a plain 1992-1993 500E—nor is it the more desirable 1994 model which enjoys upgraded brakes and updated bodywork. No….this is one of only 120 ultra-rare 1995 E500 Limited models.
From Bring a Trailer: This 1995 Mercedes-Benz E500 Limited was built in November 1994 and is one of 120 examples produced for the model year. The car spent time in Japan before being imported in 2012 to Canada, where it was acquired by the selling dealer in 2020. Power comes from a 5.0-liter V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, and the car is finished in Sapphire Black over a black-and-gray leather interior. Equipment includes an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, heated power-adjustable front seats with memory, a cassette stereo, and 17″ Evo wheels. Modifications include a Wiechers strut brace and an alarm system. This final-year W124 E500 shows just under 87k kilometers (~54k miles) and is now offered at no reserve with a tool roll, service records from 2012 to 2017, a clean Carfax report, and a clean British Columbia registration.
Final-year E500 models were hand-assembled alongside the Audi RS2 Avant at Porsche’s Rossle Bau facility in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Sapphire Black (009) paint was offered exclusively on Limited models, and features include clear turn signal lenses and side marker lamps, a power antenna, and a power tilting and sliding steel sunroof.
History will judge this sale kindly. Although $123,000 is a lot of dough for a W124 E-class Mercedes, this is no ordinary E-class. This car will go down in history as one of the most unique and special post-war Mercedes. This particular example has a lot going for it—its a 1995 Limited, it has Porsche assembly (all 500E/E500’s have this) and its got a pretty well documented history. Well bought!