BaT Auction: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E Brabus 6.0

This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E was reportedly modified by Brabus when new, later spending most of its life in Japan before importation to the US by its current owner in 2016. Power is from an enlarged 6.0-liter V8, andand other Brabus modifications include lowered suspension, performance exhaust, Alcon front brake calipers, and 18″ three-spoke wheels. The car features body-colored bumper covers and other cladding over a black interior with heated Recaro-designed leather front seats. Additional features include a four-speed automatic transmission, automatic climate control, and front seat position memory. This W124 is offered on dealer consignment with a clean Carfax report and a clean Pennsylvania title.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E Brabus 6.0

Body-colored trim includes the bumper inserts, lower cladding, grille, and badges. The car is equipped with fog lights, headlight wipers, a sunroof, and an automatic antenna. Brabus badging has been added to the hood, front doors, and trunk.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E Brabus 6.0

The car has been lowered over three-spoke Brabus wheels, which measure 18″x9″ at all four corners and are mounted with 245/40 Cooper Zeon RS3-S tires. Braking is handled by four-wheel discs with Brabus-branded Alcon multi-piston front calipers and standard rear versions.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E Brabus 6.0

The cabin is upholstered in black leather (271) with burl wood on the dashboard, center stack, and door panels. Equipment includes Recaro-designed heated and power-adjustable front sport seats with position memory, automatic climate control, cruise control, and a factory stereo system. The selling dealer reports that the air conditioning system was recharged in 2018.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E Brabus 6.0

Instrumentation includes a Brabus-branded 300 km/h speedometer, a tachometer with a 6k-rpm redline, and a clock as well as gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, and oil pressure. Approximately 132k kilometers (~82k miles) are shown on the six-digit odometer.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E Brabus 6.0

Brabus enlarged the M119 V8 from 5.0 to 6.0 liters, and other modifications included a solid lifter conversion as well as headers, an exhaust system, and ECU tuning. This example was fitted with 21 new valve springs in 2018 according to an invoice from Brabus in the gallery below. A Brabus data plate is affixed to the radiator support.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E Brabus 6.0

Additional photos of the underside are provided in the gallery to show the floors, suspension components, and Brabus-branded muffler. An oil change was performed in preparation for sale.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E Brabus 6.0

The September 2020 Carfax report shows a single entry reflecting when the car was first titled in the US in 2016.

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