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1989 Diesel Mercedes Benz 190d W201 2.5 on 2040-cars

Year:1989 Mileage:171534
Location:

Melbourne, Florida, United States

Melbourne, Florida, United States

Offered for sale is our 1989 Mercedes 190D.  These cars are known for their great fuel economy and of course the reliable 5-cylinder diesel engine.  These cars are rarely seen for sale and are even harder to find in this nice condition.

Condition

The good- There is no rust.  Everything works, including the cruise control, AC, electric sunroof and windows as well as the original Becker Radio.  It starts easy and runs well.  It hums perfectly at 75 mph on the interstate.  It shifts smoothly and stops quickly. I would not hesitate to drive it anywhere.  It is a small and economical car.

The bad- It is almost 24 years old.  It has minor wear and is neither new nor a perfect show car.  It is a clean well-preserved German masterpiece but has a few nicks rubs and dings, both inside and out from 2 decades of use.   The outside air temperature is very difficult to read in most lights.   Everything is working right now, but it is not a new car.   It is a small and economical car, (I am 6’3 and nobody wants to sit behind me in it) 

History

I was told that the original owners summered in Rhode Island and stored the car when they traveled to Utah for the remainder of the year.  I was also told that the car was always stored in a climate-controlled garage and never saw snowy or salted roads.  The rust free condition of the car would support this.  Their middle age nephew inherited the vehicle and had it for a short time in upstate New York.  We purchased it from him 2 years ago and drove it to Florida.

This car has been an extra car for us, used mostly for occasional trips of an hour or more.  Since my wife has often driven the car while I am away for work, I have been exceedingly careful about keeping it in excellent mechanical condition.  It has been maintained by the local Mercedes specialist. 

The car had little recent use before we brought it to Florida and needed some work.  We had the front end aligned, installed new ball joints, spindles and a battery.  We repaired 2 of the electric window regulators, replaced the worn out speakers and rebuilt the Hirschman electric antenna.  We installed new glow plugs and relay.  Of course we did new fuel and oil filters and brakes.

Last year we replaced the alternator and tinkered with a shifting issue.  Shortly after that the transmission filled with engine coolant.  A leak in the radiator had allowed coolant to enter via the transmission cooler line.  A testament to the durability of these cars; the transmission did not fail, even though we drove it for months with the shifting issue.  Our Mercedes specialist installed a new radiator and lines and rebuilt the transmission.  The new transmission is one of the strongest features of this car; it shifts so strong and steady.

This summer, in anticipation of several trips, we had new seals installed on the injector pump and the Air Conditioning system was overhauled to include a new Denzo compressor.  The Air is Ice Cold!

We have recently driven the car on several trips of 4-5 hours each way.  The car is comfortable and reliable.

The car has 4 new Pirelli all-season tires for its trip to a new home.

 

Details

You can see videos of the car at: 

Walk Around      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV9sesi4Sww     

Inside & Driving   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNy-wDZGvyI

A/C & Drive       
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR3efzqcQXo


I will gladly answer any questions to the best of my ability.  I work strange hours, so if you miss me, leave a message with an acceptable time to call you back. 

My number is 321-345-6458.  No texts please.

 

The car is available for preview and inspection near Melbourne, Florida.  I would encourage you to view or have someone inspect the car before the auction ends. 

The car was also for sale locally and I reserve the option to end the auction early.

The car is sold as is.  Local pickup is expected. 

Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

I have shipped cars before and will assist in any way I can, but it is the buyer’s responsibility.

With prior arrangement I can meet you at the Melbourne or Orlando Airports or the Sanford Amtrak station.  

With prior co-ordination, I MAY be able to deliver the car for expenses.



Mercedes Benz Data
(FIN) WDB2011261F556607
VIN WDBDB26DXKF556607
Sales name 190 D 2.5
Order number 0 8 704 03266
PAINT1 623 HELLELFINBEIN (LIGHT IVORY)
Interior color 174 MBTEX PALOMINO
Engine 602911 12 014059   5 cylinder diesel
Gearbox 722414 02 638854  4 speed automatic
Lights units BOSCH    Wipers BOSCH
Options and codes
174A PALOMINO MBTEX UPHOLSTERY
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
286 STORAGE PACKAGE
412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
444 CRUISE CONTROL, DRIVER AIRBAG, PASSENGER BELT TENSIONER
467 ELECTRONIC LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL
470 ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
491 U.S. VERSION
506 ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE AND HEATED MIRROR PASSENGER SIDE AND HEATED PASSENGER MIRROR
519 REAR AUDIO SYSTEM
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
543 SUN VISOR WITH MAKE-UP MIRROR L. AND R., BE-
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
575 CENTER CONSOLE FOR 2ND SEAT ROW
586 AIR CONDITIONER AND POWER WINDOWS
593 ALL-ROUND WD-GREEN GLASS,HEATED REAR WINDOW-ESG,BF
623 REAR PANEL OVERLAYS
639 LOSS AID KIT AND WARNING TRIANGLE ELIMINATION
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
673 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY
809 AEJ 06/1/M/X MODEL YEAR 1989
876 INTERIOR LIGHT ASSEMBLY

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