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General Information

Name
Benny
Year
1990
Make
MB
Model
190E 2.6 201.029
Color
Interior MB TEX - BRAZIL (173) Paint 1 IMPALA BROWN METALLIC (441U) Paint 5 73
Packages
221 LEFT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE 222 RIGHT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE 240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR 250 ALPINE RADIO SET 280 LEATHER STEERING WHEEL AND LEATHER GEAR SHIFT KNOB 286 LUGGAGE NETS ON DRIVER RESTS L AND R 412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE 420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR 444 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL) AND AIRBAG 461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND 491 U.S. VERSION 524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION 531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA 543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT 570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT 586 BEHR AIR CONDITIONER, AND ELECTRIC WINDOW REGULATORS FRONT AND REAR DOORS 593 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE (SINGLE-SHEET SAFETY GLASS), BAND FILTER 639 ELIMINATION OF FIRST-AID BOX AND WARNING TRIANGLE 640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS 800 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR 876 REAR DOOR CONTACTS AND LAMP ABOVE REAR WINDOW
History
3rd owner
Paid $500 (US) in 12/2004 @ 154,xxx miles
2 dealer visits in 2005 for front end overhaul and valve reconditioning
All other repairs by yours truly
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Modifications

Drivetrain
Original, numbers matching
Engine, Trans and Diff overhauls planned in 2020-2021
Interior
Original, but nearly destroyed by second owner
Exterior
Original, patina and failing clearcoat showing its age
Mostly minor dings in panels, cladding intact, needs new bumper covers
Audio
JVC Media Player (non-mech)
Bluetooth audio & phone
USB
3.5mm Aux
AM/FM
Speakers
Front - MB Quart Coaxial
Rear - JL Audio 2-Way Midbass/Tweeter
Subs - currently none
Amps
Mids/Highs - RE Audio SA 90.4
Subs - currently none
Lighting
Original, LED upgrades planned/in process
Exhaust
Original, dual exhaust upgrade planned/ in process
(collecting higher flow MB cats, resonators and mufflers from salvage)
Suspension
Original
Wheel and Tire
Original

Comments

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2000 E 320 Wagon + 2002 ML 500 SUV
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Great job driving / restoring your great 30 year old Benz. What a classic. We had the 4 cylinder version of that exact car - the 6 cylinder I'm sure was better - the weak 4 cyl was it's only drawback.

I do still see that 190e / 320e around here from time to time.

Our w210 wagon is now 20 years old.
Our w163 ML500 is now 18 years old.

My goal is to drive them as long as practicable.

So, your example is inspiring !

Cheers - David in Texas
 
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