This was in the same ownership from 1984 to 2007 when I purchased it, so 1 previous owner. I have every receipt from new, including the original purchase order.
It needed a full brake overhaul but apart from that the rest of the car had been pretty well looked after. The paintwork was original, and still is, the interior had full covers on the seats and Mercedes original mats and rubber overmats from new and is in VGC. The only change I made was to add Mercedes alloys. I used the car regularly until 2010 when the barn the car was stored in collapsed with over a meter of snow on the roof. There were 6 classic cars in the building and all suffered damage, 3 were totally destroyed. The 190 and a G Wagen were successfully retrieved and stored both have been sitting in a new barn ever since. I have worked abroad for the last umpteen years and have never made time to repair either Mercedes. The 190 starts and runs as well as it ever did, however, the bodywork in now showing signs of neglect. The original damage to the roof has not been repaired, despite it being a relatively easy job for a body shop. I'm attaching before, during, and after pictures of the car.
This is a rare 190 2.0 4 cylinder diesel which is well worth restoring. I have listed the price at £1000 but please note this is the minimum price I will accept.
Car to be restored, in good condition; with all its original parts.
Engine M102E20 (matching) to be revised: 4 cylinders 1997 cm³ 122 Cv; Bosch K-Jtronic injection
Original paint with the signs of time; .....
After a few years of ownership (when it stayed in storage) I have decided to part with my 2.6.
Now, I can honestly say that I have NEVER seen a 190 with this level of Spec. It has more extras than .....