I am selling my March 1991 production Mercedes Benz 190E 2.6.
Original Toronto area car was owned by one family from new until summer of 2017. I purchased this from my friend/second owner in early 2018.
The car has original 147K km (91K miles) and retains the original engine and transmission. Car runs very strong and keeps up very well in city and highway traffic.
Original MB199 code grey-black paint. No panels have ever been repainted and retain all the original VIN tag stickers. Car was professionally detailed less than a month ago. Paint has a few very minor stone chips - expected of a car with 27 years of use. These are not visible until you get within a few centimeters of the paint on the panel.
Original grey M-B Tex interior looks like new. There are no rips or tears in the upholstery or carpets. One edge of the drivers door panel has some separation on the vinyl.
Original power sunroof with tilt function which works well.
Chassis, door sills, door skins and jacking points are in excellent rust free condition. Even under the battery tray is clean! Minimal surface rust on rear suspension bits.
Original toolkit and plastic liners are present in the trunk. There is no surface rust in the spare tire well or under the plastic liners.
The following work was performed within the last 12 months/10,000 km to get the mechanical and other service items updated.
- Oil change with Shell 15W40 and Mann oil filter 500 km ago
- Pentosin ATF fluid exchange
- Pentosin differential fluid flush
- Pentosin power steering fluid flush
- Brake fluid flush
Fuel and ignition system
- New Bosch EHA for the fuel distributor.
- New Bosch fuel injectors and seals from FCP Euro.
- New airflow meter boot from MB. The engine on the car starts the first time whether it is hot or cold.
- Duty cycle/lambda adjustment done at 35% spec
- New Bosch spark plugs and wires
- New distributor
- New fuel filter
- Throttle body serviced
- All fuses were replaced with copper/brass version which resist corrosion a lot better than aluminum fuses
Steering, suspension and brakes
- New Febi-Bilstein tie rods and center link. Original MB steering damper was firm and did not need replacing.
- New Zimmerman/Brembo brake discs and pads on all four corners.
- New Bilstein suspension on all four corners from FCP Euro.
- New Lemforder ball joints from FCP Euro.
- New M-B sway bar bushings.
- New prop shaft flex discs.
Miscellaneous chassis items
- Mono-wiper assembly lubricated with Amsoil synthetic grease.
- Power windows mechanism lubricated with moly grease.
- New under hood insulation installed.
The only major mechanical item outstanding is that the A/C system needs a recharge.
I have made the following period correct upgrades to the car in my ownership:
- 16 Gullideckel wheels from an early 90s Mercedes Benz SL wrapped in Continental 205/55R16 tires with 70% tread life.
- Euro headlights. These are superior to US spec sealed beams from an aesthetic and safety perspective.
- Euro warning triangle in the trunk.
The car comes with original 15 Gullideckel rims wrapped in Dunlop winter tires.
Reason for sale I have a few classic cars and am looking to reduce the cars on the driveway. This car needs to go to the next MB enthusiast. If not, I am perfectly happy driving this car.
Price expectation I am looking for sensible offers around CAD$6,100 (US$4,700). This car, if maintained in current state, will be a future appreciating classic car.