Lot 211 - 1993 12987 190E (Black)
|Odometer reading||117,215 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,680|
The W201 was a revolutionary model for Mercedes-Benz featuring, as it did, a patented rear 5-link suspension, subsequently used in E and C class models, front and rear anti-roll bars, anti-dive and anti-squat geometry as well as available airbags, ABS brakes and seatbelt pre-tensioners.
Mercedes-Benz spent over £600 million researching and developing the 190 and was subsequently quoted as describing it as 'massively over-engineered'; fortunately, with approximately 1.8 million examples built, it proved the huge success it deserved to be.
This example is one of the last registered cars, dated January 1993 (production ceased 13th April, 1993) and is attractively specified with black coachwork, virtually unmarked dove grey fabric upholstery and a two litre petrol engine with five-speed manual gearbox and electric sunroof. There is a modern Kenwood CD Stereo fitted and the desirable heavy duty Mercedes-Benz branded rubber over-mats all remain in place and have preserved the original grey carpets beneath.
This 190E has been a local Weybridge car for the past 20 years, registered to a lady driver. Garaged when not in use, it is in good original condition throughout with no signs of corrosion. 15 stamps can be found in the service booklet, old MOT's and other documents to support the car's good care across the years are also present. It is described by the vendor as providing very comfortable, capable and reliable performance and free of bodywork corrosion. Following the purchase of a brand new Mercedes-Benz nine months ago, this example was declared SORN but will be supplied to the sale with a new MoT test certificate.
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