Rare and wonderful 2.3-16
A bunch of very detailed pictures here: https://190e2316.shutterfly.com/
This is the car that MB used to homologate the w201 for DTM racing. The 2.3-16 is legendary for:
dominating DTM racing;
causing BMW to get frustrated and create the M3;
allowing Ayrton Senna to get noticed (my car has removable, vinyl decals to match the Senna car that is in the Nurburgring museum);
A few details about my car:
5 speed manual (good ole factory dogleg);
all books and keys from new (!);
at least 1" stack of records in a binder;
115k well maintained and cared for miles (my car could easily pass for 1/2 that mileage)
runs and drives like it should...awesome!
everything works down to the factory lap timer, cruise control (!), etc. with the few minor exceptions noted below;
wonderful condition (see pictures I have of not just the top side, but also the bottom side
Amongst the one inch stack of records, reflecting history and things such as the following within the past 10K miles:
clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing;
control arms and various bushings;
valve cover gasket;
radiator replaced (OEM);
front and rear brakes and rotors, and Goodridge braided lines;
Full tune up, right down to the distributor cap, rotor and wires.
- euro front headlight conversion (i have original side markers too)
- Problematic SLS Bag suspension deleted with proper pump delete plate at cam cover.
- Swapped to Bilsteins and E400 springs, one inch higher in the rear.
-Cats and Resonators deleted. Aftermarket muffler behind and factory header remains. Car announces its presence, but not at all offensive and especially quiet at idle.
-Stoptech Rotors with EBC "Red Stuff" pads installed front and rear
-Stock wheels (15x7) with Toyo Proxxes R1s. A very serious tire
-Evo I wheels (16x8) currently installed. with excellent condition Dunlop Direzzas on them.
-Camber Plates, from Poland, I believe it was 3 degrees in the front, 2.5 in the rear.
I believe in full candor. So rather than just say everything works, here is the quite limited list of issues with this car:
a few straight line stereo-typical dash top splits (oddly enough, very minor in my car's case);
A few cracks in some of the dash flat panels (see pics);
A/C just stopped working. Recently upgraded, I believe it may be a dash servo issue based upon the way it stopped;
car was parked under an apple tree at one point. It has a few very minor dimples that dont show in pics. I was going to have a dent-magician remove them, but in the end, never bothered because it's kind of minor;
typical rear seat back seam split, which is repairable;
one very minor surface bubble at driver side front Cossie flare;
driver side front door door card a bit messed up right at the very top (black tape over it).
a note on CarFax about an accident.... The wonder of CarFax, it was a fender bender!..I have the insurance history report, including a $176 claim.
Overall, this is just a wonderful example that is true to what made the 190e 2.3-16 legendary. These cars have been appreciating in value, and this car is a fine example of why that will continue.
Very reasonably offered at $13,999 or best offer.(Possible Mercedes trades considered)
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