Date registered: Oct 2007
Vehicle: 1989 190E 2.6 (diamond blue metallic), 1989 190E 2.6 (blue green)
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Auto Europa Independent Mercedes
546 Cleveland Avenue
Albany, CA 94710
I highly recommend Auto Europa Independent Mercedes in Albany. It's a small one man shop run by Steven Lukacsy who has been in business for around 40 years. He originally worked at Import Motors in Oakland before opening his own shop in the 70's.
When you talk to him you can tell he truly appreciates Mercedes, especially the older ones. He almost reminds me of a "Mercedes Doctor" and is an expert at diagnosis and repair on all classic Mercedes. I had him do a complete valve job on my 190E and it runs beautifully now. His pricing is very reasonable and most importantly he is very honest. He will show you all off the old parts he takes off and explain in detail why he replaced it.
He is probably responsible for keeping the many diesel W123's in Berkeley running as well.
#1. 1989 190E 2.6 355 Diamond Blue Metallic, euro spec goodies, Borbet wheels, Koni shocks, Brabus W124 springs, Stromung exhaust
#2. 1989 190E 2.6 Daily Driver 877 Blue Green metallic, Euro headlights w/ HID projector retrofit, 15" AMG monoblock wheels, AMG replica body kit.