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An outstanding Mercedes 190E 2.5-16v Cosworth with an impeccable history file.
Self-levelling suspension, integrated rear spoiler, front air dam, side skirts, heated exterior mirrors, heated washer nozzles, headlamp range adjustment, headlamp wash, leather covered steering wheel, analogue gauge for engine temperature, digital stopwatch, voltmeter, reading lamp, panoramic wiper, air conditioning, electric windows, electric sunroof, automatic locking differential, rear armrest, seat belt warning light, sun visor with illuminated mirror, economy gauge, oil pressure gauge. Factory options: Fire extinguisher, Alpine 7190 stereo, electric aerial.
This stunning unmolested example is finished in factory original Smoke Silver (Code 702) which boasts a bright uniform finish and polished shine throughout. The subtle sportiness of this cars pronounced angular shape is beautifully enhanced with the integrated rear spoiler, front air dam and side skirts all undamaged. All further trim sections, number plate etched glass, lights and badges are superb. The panels are original and the vehicle has been preserved beautifully. Stone chips to the front and a very faint small blemish to the offside wing are insignificant and have remained untreated in order uphold originality. A spotlessly clean engine compartment remains factory standard with all stickers and plates intact. This Mercedes represents a prime unabused and unmolested example presented in exemplary order.
Clean functional driver control is found in every detail with a welcome absence of superfluous lights and acoustic signals. High grade materials and first class workmanship can be felt in every feature from the positively contoured seats to the leather covered steering wheel. The Mercedes Black upholstery (code 071) with leather trimmed side bolsters and high grade black-grey checked centre sections remain pristine. All carpeting has been protected by Mercedes tailored over mats from new with a brand new expensive set currently fitted, the original rubber front items kept with the car as spares. The headlining is tight and spotless. All functions, controls and gauges operate perfectly including the original Alpine 7190 stereo and often inoperable LCD stopwatch. The unused first aid kit remains in the rear parcel shelf compartment. The boot area is perfect with complete tool roll, spare wheel, warning triangle and factory stickers remaining. An incredible, preserved and very elegant interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
With a displacement of 2498cc, four valve technology in a light alloy cylinder head and precisely controlled fuel injection, (thanks to two independently operating microprocessors), fantastic but reliable performance is available. A top speed of 146mph and 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds are quoted with 204bhp and 240Nm of torque. The manual five speed ‘dog leg’ style gearbox incorporating direct fifth gear is an absolute must for the complete Mercedes Cosworth experience!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard 16” light alloy wheels are in pristine undamaged condition and shod in quality Dunlop SP Sport 9000 225/45 ZR16 tyres with masses of tread. With large brake discs, ventilated at the front and ABS brakes, assured stopping power is guaranteed.
Supplied by Mercedes-Benz Main Dealers, Hughes of Beaconsfield Limited and registered new on 1st March 1991, the hugely comprehensive history file is nothing short of incredible. A new car sales invoice in the file confirms a purchase price of £33,865.15. The original Mercedes maintenance booklet displays no less than 18 stamped entries, 17 of which are Mercedes Benz and 15 being the supplying main dealer! Furthermore, the colossal history file is beautifully presented in chronological order with all supporting Mercedes invoices, specialist receipts and previous MOT certificates. The most recent service entry being less than 1000 miles ago at a Mercedes Main Dealer
Completing the amazing history file is the original plastic wallet housing all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature. A Thatcham Approved Clifford alarm system has been fitted and two sets of keys with alarm fobs are present as well as the third master key housed in the ultra-rare Mercedes leather pouch.
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