Lot 229 - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Saloon
|Odometer reading||87,050 miles|
|Result||Sold - £896|
The last registered keeper of this vehicle, an engineer, travelled to Humberside in his tireless search for an immaculate example when he purchased this car in 2009. He fastidiously set about improving the brakes and operating mechanical parts on the car. Such was his attitude towards his hobby that he disputed why in both 2011 and 2012 the garage had provided him with an MoT test certificate that had no advisories when technically he felt that three of the check areas were not indeed perfect. He attended the last MoT test in 2013 and went through the areas where he felt he could make some further improvements on the car and these areas were listed upon his request as advisories on the latest MoT certificate. Kept in a dry garage the car did approximately 1,000 miles between MoT tests in 2012-2013 and has done approximately 500 miles since. Whilst the gearbox mounting has been replaced in 2014, the shock absorbers have not but are supplied with the car should the new owner choose to replace them. Other than a faulty digital outside temperature unit, the interior is virtually as new and everything appears to work as it should including the desirable sliding steel factory sunroof. The interior of the car is bone dry and the roof lining perfect. The grey upholstery looks hardly used and the carpets equally smart. Superbly reliable and driving faultlessly you quickly recognise that this is a very well cared for example.
Whilst not perfect this is one of the best original examples that we have seen of the 190 E. With the refined 2.0 engine married to the scarcer manual gearbox, the best aspects of this car are quite possibly in the engine, drivetrain and detailing on this vehicle. It has a very good history with twelve Mercedes-Benz dealership service stamps in the service book, one non-dealership and recent servicing privately by the last keeper. Should the new owner wish to have a vehicle for show then this car presents as a very attractive candidate for modern classic ownership.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.