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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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190E 2.3-16 or 190D near San Antonio/Austin ONLY

As the titles states, I'm looking for either a 190E 2.3-16, or a 190D (either 2.2 or 2.5 will do).

Must be 5-speed! A Euro car would be much more desirable, but a well-maintained NAM spec will do.

I'm looking for a car that needs nothing and has been maintained with the records to show that everything is up to date.

Color preferences for the 16v would be smoke silver, and I'll considering any color (both interior and exterior) for a 190D.

Many thanks!

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
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Let me add that for a sorted 16v, I'm willing to pay up to $17,500.

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8

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Expanding my search now to neighboring states, and perhaps nationwide.

But I can't stress the "mint" aspect enough. Have the cash, but not in a rush to buy.

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8

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Also now considering a minty 240D, also must be stick, euro is preferred but NAM will do.

The car must need nothing other than routine upkeep. Local is preferred, but at this point anywhere will do if it's nice enough and the price is right.

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8

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Well, I've contacted two separate importers recommended by some members here, and I've received zero feedback, so either the amount I'm looking to pay is a joke, or what I'm looking for simply doesn't exist.

The search is a long one, and it's a hard one. I know of four 16vs around town here, so I know those can't be the only ones between here and Austin.

Shifting focus more towards a 190D for now, since that seems a lot more likely to find, but also a lot more likely to find in a rundown shape.

Thanks!

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8

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If he doesn't come up with another grand and buy that, he's either blowing smoke or the world's worst used Benz on-line researcher.

BTW to the OP: He's not going to get his minimum. The morning after the auction ends call him and give him your best cash offer.

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Scroll up to where it says "must be manual".

But thanks! I guess I'm blowing smoke, Wagonmeister

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8

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Scroll up to where it says "must be manual".

But thanks! I guess I'm blowing smoke, Wagonmeister
So buy the one at the link and do a manual swap. Getrag 5 speeds are not that hard to find.
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So buy the one at the link and do a manual swap. Getrag 5 speeds are not that hard to find.
So I should pay more for something I don't want, then pay more to to make it what I want?

This car is already near perfect, especially for someone who does want an automatic. If this were a $5000 project car then I could see this making sense, but it isn't.

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8

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