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Old 05-18-2008, 04:12 AM   #1
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30hrs 1650 Miles later, we are finally home ....

Finally afre more then 5 years of searching i have purcaased on of my favourite cars a Mercedes 500E, Less then 1500 were ever imported in the States, and im sure half of them are already gone, so finding one of these it's not and easy task. A car so special like this makes it the only Mercedes to be made in conjuction with Porsche, a 5.0L V8 Engine which produces 330HP and 360 Torque, this monsted was a killer in it's time (1992-1994), Anyways let me get back to how it all started as a trip from Miami to NYC which lasted 30 Hrs on NON-STOP driving, an experiance i wish to forget but probably never will. It all started Monday afternoon when we arived to Miami via Air, at around 7:45 we landed at Miami International Airport at which point we were picked up by the ex-owner of the soon to be my baby. After a good check up and test drive, I decided to buy it and head on home to NYC. At this point it was almost 10 p.m. and our trip back home had officially begun.

It was all nice and smooth untill 3 hrs into driving on 95N we were forced to exit the highway at which point we learned that it had been closed due to Forest fires, and we had no where to go except head on 50 miles west to the Florida TPK, but before that we decided to make a short stop for some grub and Gas and we had a chance to take some pics

After getting back on the higway we had to stop becuase of a car accident near Orlando which delayed us for an additional hour,

After continuing we by mistake forgot to get off the TRPK in Orlando and take HGWY4 . Now we found ourselfs driving on the lonely Florida Trpk for hours, untill it finally turned into 75 at which point we could take RT10 and go straight into Jacksonville a road that delayed us for a good 2-3 additional hrs.
Around 6 A.M we got into Georgia,

were we stopped of for some brekfast and decided to continue with our trip

Speeding was def not an option even tough we were so tempted to step on the Gas

Exiting Georgial and entering South Carolina (which was the most boring part of the drive for 4 hrs it was nothing but trees on both sides

After getting into Norht Carolina we decided to stop for some lunch and give the old lady a nice cold bath

Down and Out that's the way to go...
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:13 AM   #2
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At this point we continued with the trip and had to stop by in North Carolina for some Fuel, and check on up on all the fluids to make sure we would have no problems

The trip was shortly continued as we slowly awaited to arrive home, this was a bad attempt at snapping some pics in Virginia

It was all smooth untill we hit D.C. were traffic was un-avoidable so we had to relax for a bit and go slow, but we got a chance to get close to this MONSTER

i dont know if the driver was from mexico or that sticker indicated that the car was, either way this was funny

the New E-Class came a long way, this is def not an Old-Man's car

And just as we cleared D.C. we hit some major traffic in Maryland

Frustration was kicking at this point so we decided to stop by for one last break at the end of Maryland. But as soon as we left the rest stop we enountered another delay, the "so called" construction zone delayed us for almost 2 hrs

But thank god that was the last delay of the night as we cruised from NJ straight into NYC and arrived home on a Wednsday morning at 3 A.M.

At this point we were so glad we got home we could not wait to hit the sack and get a well deserved rest
Down and Out that's the way to go...
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:05 AM   #3
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Very putting the benz wheels from the audi on this of course right?

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Old 05-18-2008, 05:31 AM   #4
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Congrats man. That sounds like a roadtrip you will NEVER forget.
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:05 AM   #5
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this should be interesting. Curious to see how this car turns out.

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Old 05-18-2008, 10:11 AM   #6
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very nice ride, looks great on those SL rims, but from what you have done to your last cars, I am sure they won't be riding on them for long
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:14 AM   #7
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:33 AM   #8
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nice story and great car, i love those!!
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:19 PM   #9
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Wow, awesome find on the infamous 500E! Amazing car...Thanks for sharing in this nice little thread too with the cool road pictures.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:58 PM   #10
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The 500E is a monster. I've only seen one in person and it wasn't in the greatest condition. The benz is looking sick and the SL rims suit it but i'm sure you will throw something crazier on there.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:43 AM   #11
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Awsome car. But are you keeping the audi?
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:47 AM   #12
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very nice homie, that ride is mint!
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:17 PM   #13
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Like a Drug...

That's how Automobile Magazine described the 1992 Mercedes 500E- and it had the ugly grille. Nice find. Wicked, wicked car. You're a lucky bastard.

PS- If you ever want to sell that puppy, I'll knock over a liquor store to buy it from you. Congrats.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:26 PM   #14
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Can't wait to see what you do to this one!! It looks awesome already the only down side is the slushbox
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:42 PM   #15
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Looks Sick Bro
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