Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth 16V

Price: - Item location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 190-Series
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 2.3-16
  • Year:1986
  • Mileage:109,000
  • VIN:WDBDA34D5GF215361
  • Color:Black
  • Engine size:2.3L 16V
  • Number of cylinders:4
  • Power options:Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series 2.3-16

I am selling my 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth with 109,XXX original miles in Blue-Black Metallic (199)/Black leather color combination. This car has the Getrag dogleg five speed manual transmission. This car has zero rust and is in immaculate condition.
HistoryI purchased the car in September 2016 from Portland, Oregon with 107,XXX miles. This car was originally sold new in Hawaii. I am selling because I am looking to consolidate some of my cars into just three cars. I collect modern classics and this car is sharing a garage space with my three aircooled 911s, and a 97' Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe, hence the low miles since I owned it. This car has never been wrecked, stolen, and has clean title.
Maintenance and RepairAfter I purchased the car, I had it dropped off at German Car Service, a Mercedes-Benz specialist in Salt Lake City. The reason why I chose this shop was because Melvin, the owner/lead mechanic is a long-term 16V Cosworth owner and knows them very well. I asked the shop to completely overhaul the fuel system, which is a weak point on Mercedes' of that era. I approached this with the mentality of keeping this car for a very long time and wanted everything to be perfect or very close to it.
Here is what was done to the car since I took ownership:- Fuel system rebuild (injectors, spark plugs, wires, fuel pump, fuel filter, ignition coil, etc) $1,433- Fuel Distributor rebuild $595- New tires on all corners $850- Clutch slave and master cylinder $360
ExteriorThe car had a very high quality oem-like repaint in the same factory color. There are no faded area/run off anywhere on the body. All of the body panels are straight, true and never damaged. The only issue I noticed was a cracked paint on the rear spoiler.
InteriorThe black leather interior is not perfect but is still very presentable. There are three minor cracks on the dashboard and driver's ac vent. There are also tears on the upper portion of the rear seats (common among 16V). The driver's and passenger's front seats are free from tear. The sunroof does not work. AC has been converted by Mercedes dealership to R134, but it currently only blows hot air. Power Windows works, Power Seats works, Power Door Mirror works.
MechanicalThe car runs well and starts right up. Temperature is consistently at 85 Celsius at the hottest even in summer stop and go traffic. Recently, idle became slightly higher than normal at 1100 rpm, but I have not had it looked at yet. It still runs very smooth and the clutch and gear engagement are silky without any synchro issue.
ModificationsThe Self Leveling Suspension has been deleted and it is slightly lowered at -1 inch for more aggressive looks. The car is also running 16X8 190E Evo 1 wheels with Mercedes Laurel center caps. The wheels are in perfect shape with no curb rash on all corners. Tires are new with less than 2000 miles them. Spotless Bosch OEM glass Euro headlights have been installed to replace the US market sealed beams. Muffler has been replaced with Magnaflow.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.Clean title on hand.