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A first-class Mercedes-Benz 190E (W201) Auto with 29 service stamps.
Monocoque body shell, rigid torsion resistant passenger compartment, front and rear impact absorbing sections, heat insulating safety glass, laminated windscreen, high grade plastic bumpers in body colour, halogen headlamps, pneumatic headlamp range adjuster, parking lamps, heated washer nozzles, panoramic windscreen wiper with eccentric sweep, reading lamp, electric sliding sunroof, rear folding armrest, independent heating control zones, heated door mirrors, seat belt warning light, quartz crystal clock, exterior temperature gauge, first aid kit. Factory Options; Four speed automatic transmission, leather upholstery, multi-point central locking. Dealer Accessories; Blaupunkt Verona CR31 radio/cassette, Kenwood 104B speakers, cassette storage system, Mercedes-Benz over-mats.
This stunning cosseted example is finished in factory original Mercedes Benz Light Ivory, (Code 623), a truly iconic colour. The paintwork boasts a stunning high gloss uniform finish and perfect linear gaps to the factory panels thanks to garage storage from new. The original body panels and paintwork have been meticulously preserved to an exceptional level and the only imperfections worthy of mention are a few tiny touched in paint chips to the lower edge of the driver’s door. All trim, glass, lights and badges are damage free and the original supplying dealer number plates remain fitted to the vehicle. A wonderful example of an iconic Mercedes-Benz saloon from the heyday of the marques build quality.
The envy of its competitors both ergonomically and in the quality of materials is the Mercedes-Benz W201. The highest-grade materials and first-class workmanship can be felt in every feature from the positively contoured seats trimmed in factory optional Light Tan full leather, (Code 174), to the precision made and fully functional switchgear. The spotless upholstery to the seats and door cards remains in pristine condition and all carpeting has been immaculately protected with Mercedes-Benz over mats from new. The dashboard and switchgear are totally unworn and the gauge needles are bright orange thanks to indoor storage and protection from UV rays. The boot area is clean with the original tool roll, jack and warning triangle correctly stored. The unopened first aid kit and genuine MB paintwork touch-up pen are stored in the rear parcel shelf compartment. The dealer fitted Blaupunkt Verona CR31 radio/cassette operates well. An impeccable and well-preserved interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary four-cylinder overhead camshaft Mercedes-Benz engine is renowned for uncompromising refinement and reliability, with this impeccably maintained example being the embodiment of that reputation! Displacing 1996cc and producing 122bhp, a top speed of 119mph and 0-62mph time of 11.5 seconds is quietly and comfortably achieved. The engine bay is beautifully clean and displays factory labels, VIN tag and build data plate. The optional four-speed automatic transmission is effortless and delivers a beautifully smooth and relaxed driving manner.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard 15” light alloy wheels with the eight-hole design are in near perfect condition with no curb damage and only tiny scratches around some of the wheel stud holes, barely visible. The Mercedes three-pointed star centre caps are perfect. Quality matching Barum (by Continental) 185/65 R15 tyres have ample tread remaining and the spare wheel remains shod in the factory fitted Michelin MXV rubber which has never been used. Dual-circuit power brakes with anti-lock (ABS) assistance bring the car up to a straight and steady halt.
Full Mercedes-Benz Main dealer and marque specialist service history and only 79,699 miles from new with two owners, this example has been beautifully kept in every aspect. First registered on the 19th August 1992 by Mercedes-Benz Main Agent Robinsons, Dick Lovett of Swindon, the vehicle returned to them for annual servicing seven times until 1999 with corresponding stamped entries in the service booklet. Thereafter, a further 22 stamped entries for servicing are by Mercedes-Benz specialist Keys Bexleyheath who have looked after the car to date, a total of 29 service entries! The most recent service in 2022 has seen approximately 300 miles covered since. A separate large folder holds paperwork pertaining to servicing including a detailed maintenance log and previous MOT certificates. There are two sets of keys, the spare still in the leather MB fob, and an original 190 range brochure, specification sheet and price list.
A meticulously maintained, unmolested and cosseted example.
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