Lot 331 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190 E
|Odometer reading||129,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,232|
The W201 was a revolutionary model for Mercedes-Benz featuring, as it did, a patented rear five-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 manufactured, it proved to be the huge commercial success it deserved to be.
This example is one of the last registered cars, dated January 1993 (production ceased 13th April, 1993). As with all 190 E’s they are capable of huge mileage with many having completed several hundred thousand miles. This example has covered 129,500 miles and the 1797cc engine runs very well indeed, in the words of the vendor “there is plenty of life left in her yet”. Ergonomically these are excellent vehicles with good all-round vision and very comfortable driving position. Showing no signs of corrosion and very little wear and tear, this Mercedes-Benz is supplied with a V5C registration document and current MoT test certificate valid until 2nd February 2018, together with the original hand books and service record. Offered for sale without reserve.
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