Lot 269 - 1993 12987 190E Saloon
|Odometer reading||77,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,240|
The W201 was something of a landmark model for Mercedes-Benz when launched in 1982, featuring patented rear five-link suspension, front and rear anti-roll bars, anti-dive and anti-squat geometry, ABS Brakes and seatbelt pre-tensioners plus a turning circle virtually unbeatable within i's class. Mercedes-Benz spent over £600 million researching and developing the 190E model and subsequently reported it to be "massively over-engineered". Dubbed the 'baby C-Class', it enjoyed significant success especially in Europe registering over 1.8 million sales by the time production finished in April 1983.
This two litre petrol example in Navy Blue is a late registered car (January, 1993) and benefits from a variety of desirable options such as electric windows all round, sunroof, automatic gearbox with 'sports' mode, central locking and virtually unmarked cream fabric upholstery. The history file shows the cherished registration number K3 TMC allocated in 1994 and remains on the car today for this sale.
The 190E was vulnerable to rust, especially on arches and sills, warping door cards and cracks to the dashboards. This car is rust free, water-tight and the contrasting light upholstery is in very good order throughout, including door cards, unmarked roof lining and carpets. The low mileage of 77,000 miles is supported in the history file with 17 previous MoT test certificates, the last of which boasts no advisories. In addition, the car will be presented with a fresh certificate immediately prior to the auction. The V5C shows two previous keepers and it is apparent that this car has been in cherished ownership throughout its life.
The vendor describes the car as entirely reliable and a joy to drive. Equally fitting as a show vehicle, it would also provide engaging and stylish daily classic transport.
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