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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WDBDA29DXLF717571|
Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: Smoke Silver
Interior Color: Tan
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 6
Trim: 4 Door Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6
Smoke Silver with Tan MB Tex Interior
Nearly Perfect Condition
One Owner (prior to me), Always Dealer Maintained and Serviced
Garaged for the First 20 Years
ABSOLUTELY RUST FREE!
201 Chassis, 103 Engine, 722 Transmission
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message or on my cell at 972.523.1743. I am glad to provide additional pics, answer any questions, and even provide a video tour of the car via FaceTime if you have an iPhone.
This 1990 190E 2.6 is the quintessential
"little old lady" automobile. It was purchased new in April of 1990
from Viti Mercedes in Tiverton, RI for $29,520. The woman who owned it (a
neighbor of mine) drove it until 2000. Then, when she was no longer able to
drive at the age of 90, she kept the car and had others serve as her driver
until 2013 when she was 104 years old! Her son, noticing my obvious enthusiasm
for older Mercedes, approached me one day about the possibility of purchasing
the car, which I did this past summer.
As you would expect from a car owned by an
elderly woman, the car is immaculate and in pristine condition. For the most
part, it looks brand new. To the extent that there are any cosmetic flaws, they
are minor and barely noticeable (one minor thing to note is that it is missing the tow hold cover below the front bumper). For most of its life it was garaged and rarely
if ever driven in the snow.
For the last 23 years the car has been serviced
and maintained by the dealer. Most recent major service (every 30,000 miles)
was performed at 86,000 miles.
The vehicle is performing to extremely high
standards: acceleration, shifting, handling, braking, etc. are all as they
Some are of the opinion that the M103 is one of
the best engines Mercedes ever made. Especially in the smaller 201 chassis, it
makes for a very quick and responsive and powerful engine. . ..which translates
into a fun car to drive! The 722 transmission is extremely reliable. When well
taken care of (which this one has), it can easily go 300,000 miles without
service other than fluid and filter changes every 30,000 miles.
Everything works except for the following: (1)
The power to the left rear window was disconnected by the dealer because it
kept blowing the fuse; the new owner may want to investigate or simply leave as
is. I had no interest in pursuing it. (2) While the original Alpine stereo
works, sound only comes out of the front right speaker, and the quality is not
great. The audio system is, by today's standards, of inferior quality; so I
thought it best to leave it to the new owner decide what kind of audio system
to install. And the antenna mast needs to be replaced (the antenna itself is
fine. . .it needs to be removed and have the broken antenna mast cable removed
from it and have a new mast installed. . .I decided not to deal with it).
Very significantly, the new owner will be
provided with the COMPLETE SET OF MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER SERVICE RECORDS. I
cannot stress enough the importance of having maintenance records in buying an
older Mercedes. Usually best-case scenario is having access to the most recent
few years. In this case, you get EVERYTHING, and this clearly adds
great value to the car.
I have a table of maintenance highlights that I
can send via email. By way of a quick summary, all fluids and filters are
up-to-date and all periodic maintenance has been recently performed. Over the
last 10,000 miles, the following have been replaced: fan clutch, belt and
tensioner, radiator, head gasket, front brake rotors and pads, rear brake
rotors and pads, windshield, spark plugs, exhaust, fuel filter, and fuel
pressure regulator. In short, you have the confidence that there has not been
deferred maintenance. Whenever this car needed ANYTHING, it was addressed.
I want to call particular attention to the fact
that the head gasket and all related seals were replaced at 89,000 miles. This
is an expensive repair; the fact that this car has already had the head gasket
replaced adds to its value and gives the new owner confidence that it will be a
very long time before it needs to be done again.
REASON FOR SELLING
When I purchased this 190E from my neighbor, I
knew I was acquiring an exceptional automobile in near-perfect condition; it's
difficult to imagine finding one of these in better condition with so few
miles. But I also knew that my period of ownership would not be long. I have a
91 300D and a 92 300D that I hope to keep forever. From time to time I acquire
an extra Mercedes to live with and learn about and then pass on to a more
permanent owner; the 190E was my latest additional car, an unusual opportunity,
and something of an investment vehicle. But, as I have no pressing need to sell
it, I'm perfectly content to enjoy driving until the right buyer comes along.
Ideally, I hope to find someone who can enjoy it and care for it as much as its
first owner did, perhaps for another 20+ years.
Comes with three keys and all original
documentation and service records.
Mercedes-Benz 190-Series for Sale
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