|1989 Mercedes-Benz (W201) 190E 2.0 5sp Manual|
Only 50,000 Miles - 2 Previous Owners - In Immaculate Condition
Rare & Stunning 040 Black with Grey Cloth Interior
Date of Registration: 1st December 1989
MOT Expiry: January 2017 (No Advisories)
Mileage: 50,800 Miles
Service History: All Old MOT's + File of Invoices
Last Service: August 2015 @ 50,000 Miles (Major Service)
Keys: Two Keys
Previous Keepers on V5: 2 (One For 23 Years)
HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included)
Electric Windows x 4
Electric Tilt/Slide Sunroof
Load Adjustable Headlamps
Front Fog Lamps
Period Blaupunkt Tape/Tuner
Period (and very expensive at the time) Zender Rear Spoiler (bootlid not drilled!)
Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
Newly Refurbished 15-Hole Alloys with Recent Tyres (x5)
Finished in gleaming, and quite rare 040 Gloss Black with grey check interior, and a rare manual variant too. Despite the criticisms that some (who usually haven't driven them) aim at the manual transmission in these cars, I've found this to be one of the nicest (and quickest) 190E 2.0's I've driven in quite some time. It's also noticeably more economical than the automatic version, thanks to that very useful extra gear, which also makes motorway cruising very relaxed indeed; 70mph is well under 3000rpm, and a result very economical too.
This particular 190E was owned by the same gentleman for almost 23 years, and who has clearly cosseted this car to a extremely high standard. It was subsequently bought in 2013 by a doctor who covered around 10,000 mile during his tenure, servicing it regularly, and from whom I bought it from in September, after asking him on several occasions if he wanted to part with it.
Sadly the owner of 23 years suffered from dementia in his latter years, and as a result, the service booklet was misplaced, I do however have extensive documentation which includes every single old mot certificate, and I'm in no doubt whatsoever the mileage is correct, especially given the condition of the car. In addition to this I also have a report from The National Mileage Register, confirming the mileage is indeed correct. This is also backed up by various observations I've made whilst I've been working on the car. For example I recently replaced a seeping rocker cover gasket, and inside the rocker cover was the cleanest I've seen, which is the direct result of very regular the oil changes, and also directly reflects the quality of the oils used. I also flushed and changed the coolant, and again the old coolant was extremely clean, with absolutely none of the impurities, that you'd normally associate with that of a neglected vehicle. Also as part of the preparation process all the brake pads have been replaced as have the propshaft coupling and centre bearing too, which are both areas to watch on the W201, and in fact all Mercedes of this era. At the end of the day, one must consider that you could have all the service history in the world, but you can't drive around in that service history, if the car itself is no good, and the proof is in the pudding one might say!. Ideally, I always aim to get as much provenance as possible, but as the W201 ages, condition always has to be the primary concern.
Bodywork is beautiful, and incredibly well preserved, and its clear that the vehicle has been regularly garaged. This is clearly demonstrated by the unfaded nature of the instrument dial needles, which are still a deep orange colour, and not faded to yellow. The vehicle has also recently been waxoyled by the Mercedes Specialist who recently carried out a major service.
As I keep saying, good W201 190 are becoming ever difficult to find, especially since interest in the model range has been recently bolstered recently by what is being currently written in the motoring and general press, extolling their virtue as probably the best engineered vehicle ever made; that's some accolade, but one that is entirely deserved in my opinion; I certainly can't think of a more "complete" car ever made. I'm sure in the not so distant future we'll look back and wish we'd got one, while we still could.
In summary, a beautiful, incredibly well preserved and extremely well maintained example in undoubtedly the best colour for any Mercedes of this era, and one that really belies its 25 years.
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