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1985 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth /// Manual /// 44k Miles! SOLD

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  • £44,995 As stated
  • 1985
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Price £44,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 190
  190 Series
Year 1985
Mileage 44,535 miles
Country UK
Region Hampshire
Telephone 01420 479909
Status Trade
Date 27-May-2020
Ref C1215197
FOR SALE: A manual example with just 44k miles from new, in Blue-Black Metallic with full black leather.

Blue-Black Metallic paintwork, Black leather upholstery, Five-speed manual transmission, 15-inch alloy wheels, Electric tilt and slide sunroof, Electric windows front and rear, Electrically operated passenger door mirror, Fire extinguisher, Headlamp wash/wipe, Leather covered steering wheel and gearshift, Lockable glove box, Central locking, Power assisted steering, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Rear centre armrest, Rear head restraints, Heat-insulating green glass, Blaupunkt Grand Prix CD player, Electric aerial, First aid kit, Spare wheel, Jack, Mercedes tool roll, Spare keys.

This early 190E Cosworth is finished in glossy Blue-Black Metallic – a superb, understated colour well suited to the car’s boxy physique. Under the glare of our studio lighting the bodywork shows a lovely deep shine, with no unsightly blemishes to speak of aside from some expected light stone chips at the front end. Looking closer, all the panels are straight and there is no damage to any of the trims, bumpers, or bodykit – all in all, a highly impressive and very collectable low mileage example.

The interior space is particularly sharp. Spec’d with the rare option of full black leather the cabin is a great place to be, the upholstery still notably fresh throughout – even to the driver’s bolster. Cast an eye over the dashboard and you'll notice a deep texture remains, with no cracks or sun damage to be found. Finer details, such as the console switchgear and lacquered wood trim, are in perfect condition; the leather steering wheel and gearknob are also pristine. At the rear, the seats show few signs of use and the boot area is very tidy, free from damp, and still housing the spare wheel, jack, and Mercedes tool roll. The only non-original item to report is a later style Becker Grand Prix CD player – the Grand Prix cassette player was a factory option for the 190E, making this a very sensible and in-keeping upgrade.

Often these cars suffer from cold start issues but with this example the 2.3-litre engine fires into life first turn of the key and ticks over smoothly. Equipped with the desirable five-speed ‘dogleg’ manual the car is a real joy to drive, and perhaps one of the finest we’ve driven here at 4 Star. The engine pulls extremely well through the gears, and inside the cabin there are no annoying squeaks, rattles or knocks to be heard.

The Mercedes has been serviced at the following mileages: 879, 4k, 5k, 12k, 20k, 24k, 33k, 39k, and most recently at 43k miles in February 2019. Upon arrival at 4 Star the car was fully inspected and given a clean bill of health. The MOT is valid until July 2020.

Filling those boxy arches are the original 15-inch Mercedes alloys, all in perfect condition having been fully refurbished to the highest standard. The wheels are shod in a matching set of Goodyear tyres with plenty of tread remaining. On test the brakes feel capable and strong, pulling the car up smoothly and in a straight line.

This low mileage 2.3-16 Cosworth was first registered in November 1985. Within the History File you’ll find the original Mercedes document pack complete with all manuals, the stamped service booklet, factory data card, and two spare keys; a raft of invoices and MOT certificates is also present.

Although the V5C shows three former keepers, the car is essentially a two-owner example. The first owner, Mr Geoff Hughes, collected it directly from Stuttgart in November 1985. In 1993 it was registered to his wife when he setup a new business and wished to protect his assets from the risks of business failure; two years later it was registered back to him. The current owner, a collector of rare and low mileage Mercedes-Benz, purchased the car from Mr Hughes back in July 2018.

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