In my quest to find a 190(E or D) I came across a 1984 190E with cloth seats, no sunroof, 4 speed manual, black steel spare wheel, crank windows, no tach. ID plate showed it was made in Germany in '83. Owner said it had about 200k, odometer showed 50k. It ran fairly funky in 3rd and 4th gear -- may need transmission work. Owner put in new clutch not long ago. Owner put in a new cat conv recently to get it to pass smog. The AC worked well! Owner wants US $2600 but I think it's probably worth around US $1200. Without a number of the more common amenities, particularly the sunroof, this is more of a curiosity, and the 4-speed manual was odd though the clutch was smooth. Could this be one of the first 190s put out there for the US market? I think it may have been in a major wreck as the passenger side has been repainted and is now alligatoring from exposure. It's a fading red. It looks as though the vehicle ID plate under the hood has been replaced using phillips type screws. The cloth seats were comfortable and in extraordinarily good shape for a car this age. The cushion and backrest surface were of a very tight material and in a black and white plaid-type pattern. The driver's seat had a small bit of damage, otherwise the upholstery was in good shape. The engine looked ok by comparison to others I've seen of this vintage. Still, I had the feeling this was a nightmare ready to hatch.