When looking for a collector car, one thing that’s a huge plus is to find one which not only is in fantastic condition but that also has a documented history. You get all that with this survivor 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E. This low-mileage example is being offered through DriverSource with maintenance records dating back to 1988. If you’re looking to get into collecting German cars from the 1980s, this is a fine way to start.
When the 190 Series was launched by Mercedes-Benz at the end of 1982, the German automaker took the fight to BMW. The compact, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive car offered a sporty driving dynamic most didn’t associate with the brand back then. Sold in the United States for only the 1986 and 1987 model years, the high-performance 190E pushed things to a new level. This car uses a numbers-matching 2.3-liter 16-valve engine developed by Cosworth, enthralling the automotive media and enthusiasts alike.
Assembled in October of 1986, this sedan looks specular with its original Black Pearl Metallic over Black Leather scheme. Some sections of the rear have been professionally repainted, but everything else is what was applied in the factory. You’ll note the exterior and interior are free of major damage and excessive wear, so what you’re getting is an exceptionally clean vehicle.
The original owner certainly went all-out on the factory options, making this car a loaded example. Among the features included are headlight washers and wipers, an electric sliding roof, power-adjustable seats, cruise control, outside temperature display, a Becker Grand Prix radio and cassette deck, anti-theft warning system, illuminated vanity mirrors, air conditioning, heat-insulating glass, and an electronic antenna. Everything has been maintained in working condition, so you get to enjoy the full benefits of these options.
Free from modifications, this car lived most of its life in California, away from rust-inducing elements. The owner’s manual, VIN-matched maintenance and warranty booklets, Becker operating guide, etc. accompany the vehicle.
Finding one of these Mercedes-Benz 190Es in such well-preserved condition is almost unheard of. If you want to talk purchase details, contact DriverSource directly. You can also look over the other cars the company is selling.
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