Lot 315 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E Saloon
|Odometer reading||137,177 miles|
|Result||Sold - £784|
Mercedes-Benz spent over half a billion pounds researching and developing the 190 E model (W201) and subsequently reported it to be 'massively over-engineered'. Features included patented rear five-link suspension, subsequently used in the C and E Class ranges, front and rear anti-roll bars, anti-dive and anti-squat geometry, ABS Brakes and seatbelt pre-tensioners, plus the 190 E had a turning circle virtually unbeatable within its class. Introduced in 1982, the last cars were produced in 1993. Today this model is frequently hallowed as being the last of the bullet proof build Mercedes-Benz.
This 2.6 litre example dates from 1991 and benefits from an array of luxury appointments, including metallic paintwork, beige leather/M-Tex upholstery, four headrests, centre armrest, electronic sunroof/windows /passenger wing mirror, air conditioning, ABS brakes, 15" alloy wheels, tinted windows and automatic four speed gearbox with sports mode. There is a modern Pioneer CD stereo fitted and there are three keys plus a glove box key. The desirable heavy duty Mercedes-Benz branded rubber front over-mats, remain in place and have preserved the original floor carpets very well.
This 190 E has been a London car from new and the bodywork is free of any visible signs of rust usually found in the front wings, door seams and wheel arches. The dashboard is free from any cracks and the interior in general is both comfortable and smart. The mileage of 137,177 is supported by a substantial history including, 14 Mercedes-Benz main dealer service stamps, two non-dealer stamps and many receipts from 'MercServices' London, SW17 and 'Steve Redfearn' a Mercedes-Benz Specialist workshop in London, which includes a bill to the sum of £1,113 for fuel filter, divider, plugs and tuning etc. some 3,000 miles ago. The service file also contains owner's booklets, original brochure, some old MOT's and other documents, testimony to the cars good care across the years. Whilst there are close to three months left on the MoT test certificate, this may require some re-commissioning as it has been unused on the road for over four months. A collectable example with good history and an attractive variety of factory options.
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