Guess what ive bought?!

talbir

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I sold this car with a very heavy heart....and i doubt i would have sold it to anyone....Jay is a true gent, a smart chap and a true enthusiast ! So although it pain'd me to sell it, i know it's gone to a good home.

Reason for selling was and is, i need to make some space for the Gemballa, which is arriving soon. I also need to cut down the fleet which is now at 13 cars ! I have garage accomodation for 11 so i need to get down to that number !

I gave Jay the choice of buying either of my 500E's and i was secretly hoping he'd buy my black 040 500E....since i have a Black 040 Hammer 560E, i want my 500E to be a different colour...i'm essentially trying not to have two cars the same colour in my fleet.

But Jay wanted facelift and the silver E has covered approx 55k less miles. Otherwise little to choose between the cars.

Only 2 500E's were sold through UK dealerships in 1993 and Jay's E is one of them !

As some of you may know, i have had a Renntech M119 6.3 litre engine constructed, producing 520+ bhp. My tech and I have started work on developing the 6 speed manual to mate to the Renntech block, which is a bespoke solution, there is no off the shelf product.

I want my 500E to be :

- a different colour to my Hammer
- one that i can modify / refurbish to be a true Renntech 500E...i have all the Renntech parts...engine, roll bars, exhaust, air filter housing, and wheels

Jay suggested that rather than do a whole modification to the glorious black 500E, buy a high mileage or 'kaput' 500E from Germany and start fresh. Makes absolute sense ! The installation of the Renntech engine/transmission will require a complete rebuild of the drivetain, electronics and clutch/pedal assembly. Doesn;t make sense to do that to a car which currently stands as one of the best 500E's available and one of a handful of black 040 with black leather cars !

So with that now the aim, i will sell my black 500E and begin the search for a fresh project to become a Renntech 500E.

I'll do a new post about that but anyone interested in the black 500E, don't hesitate to email me at talbir.bains@uk.qbe.com. The car is superb, I took Jay for a drive in it, so he can tell you how glorious it is...although he'll probably also tell you the silver one he now has i better :rolleyes: ...both have qualities but fundamentally both are in the top tier of 500E's.

Enjoy the silver E Jay....it's a legend and be prepared for some serious attention on the road...people love that car ! Oh, and you know my thoughts on this...the black multi-piece Brabus Monoblock III wheels MAKE that car !


speak later
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Congrats to both Jay and Talbir here; it's always nice when a car goes to a good home especially when the car is something special.

Jay, I look forward to seeing it around town sometime although I will probably hear it first! - if you get tailgated by a silver C220 around Nuneaton, do not get suspicious, I will just be admiring the motor!
 

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Jay's silver 500E is one to be heard as well as seen....i set up the exhaust system to maximise the Brabus rear box.....and good God, it sounds AWESOME !

Line up along the street and ask Jay to pull awa full throttle from a standing start....the sound and speed and total spectale at that point will be simply sensational !

Nav will also testify to the glorious sound of that E !

talbir
 

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Nice photos.. lovely looking motor. I'd love to hear what it sounds like!

Cheers,

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Absolutely fantastic pictures !

I see you upgraded the stereo ! And added the Brabus door pins ! Look great...with all those genuine Brabus pieces on the car, they don't look tacky at all, look like the car came with them !

I had tears in my eyes looking at those pics...why on earth did i sell it !

Had to remind myself by looking at pics of the Gemballa !

take care buddy, give that car a hug from me !

oh, and update your signature !

cheers
talbir
 

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Thanks for the pics... congratulations on an amazing example of a legendary car! i'm sure you're still shaking with excitement about it all... :)
 

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Missed this thread before Jay and have to say a congratulations on this whopper of a car. A true credit to Talbir also who has no doubt spent a lot of time getting the car to the condition it is now. What an interior also never EVER seen that many switches !
 

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lovely mota jay,those recaros are my favs
 

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Congrats on such an awesome car....furthermore being Talbirs can you can be confident the vehicle is running 100% and everything that needs replacing has been.

Ontop of all this,you surely have a 1 off E500...which is rare enough as the E500 is a rare car itself!
 
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Thanks all, not much else to say...

The car is fantastic.. I love it to bits... Ive spent the weekend checking all the levels, changing some of the fluids and doing some small changes such as the stereo etc...

Its a great car and im certainly going to enjoy this one - If i dont lose my licence first!
 

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I was on holliday so I missed the build up to this one, that is a well kept car and you must try harder on the MPG!!!
 

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I think you have a wonderful car there, very nice indeed. :D :D

But. :devil:

I don't like the wheels, the telephone, the steering wheel or the fact that it's a left hooker.

Other than that I guess I could just about live with her if you ever decided to let her go ;)

Edit: or the stereo, a mon avis, a Becka woulda been betta !!
 
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