Only a few hundred of the E500s were ever imported here.

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Owner: Fred Boyce, Kirkland

Occupation: Retired

Car’s make and model: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E500

“I love my car because… it is unique and rare. Only 374 of the 1994 E500s have ever been imported to the USA. Built by Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The theory was simple: stuff the Mercedes sports model 500SL’s wheels, brakes, racing suspension and big V-8 engine into this vehicle. The build process was less simple. The excessively flared fender body shell was assembled at Porsche’s facility and then shipped to Mercedes for painting. After that, it was sent back to Porsche for final assembly. Together they developed and built a super sedan! My 1994 E500 is a special car to drive with its superb handling, cornering and powerful V-8 engine. It also has a plush leather interior with special built Recaro bucket seats. While having only 56,000 miles on it, the like-new exterior appearance makes it an eye-catcher.”