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  1. Hi all I found this 1986 ,190e 2door convertible in a yard sale garage. owner states only 9000 miles he states only one in the states. I been trying to find information on it but can’t .Seems in 86 the 190 came 4 door so to clone something like this would have been extensively a lot of money
 

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New to me never ever seen a convertable in 190E in the uk .So if it is genuine ,,and i think not could be a special build ,, get hold of it it its as rare as hens teeth . And very nice i must say.
 

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This isn't anything that ever went into production at MB. It was under consideration and a prototype was built that resides in the "Holy Halls". (It's in the "Holy Halls" book, that's how O know about it.) This particular car is likely an aftermarket non MB conversion that would've been every expensive to carry out.
 

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Did you buy it?


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I would suggest you contact the MB Classic Center to see if they're aware of this. It looks to me like an aftermarket conversion that retained the badging from the original W201 donor car. This doesn't look to me like anything MB would come up with and it doesn't look like the convertible prototype pictured in the "Holy Halls" book.
 

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I would suggest you contact the MB Classic Center to see if they're aware of this. It looks to me like an aftermarket conversion that retained the badging from the original W201 donor car. This doesn't look to me like anything MB would come up with and it doesn't look like the convertible prototype pictured in the "Holy Halls" book.
Ok thanks
 

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I wonder how they secure the frame for such a conversion. Manufacturers generally need to add 500 pounds of I beams the make the body more sturdy.
That conversion must not be an easy task
 

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Google:mercedes 190e convertible and several will pop up.It was not a factory done conversion.My guess...parts were used from the 300ce convertible.
 

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A124 was not available until 1993.
Well...it's my guess knowing how complicated of a job this is.I've worked for a Mercedes bodyshop when I lived overseas.
In 1991 a friend of mine in Europe bought a 124 convertible so they must have come out then.I know it was 91 because I immigrated in that year to the US.
This white 190 conv. could have been build after parts were available since no one seem to know what year or where his was converted.
 

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Fantastic car, well done on getting it - might be the only one left! The conversion looks really good, and she does look very handsome - if you could post some more pics please it would be great . (y)
 

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That tag you show is merely the import tag. It does not mean it was blessed by Mercedes. Mercedes hated tuners at the time and was strongly against them all. Even AMG, they even sued AMG to remove their badges off their cars.
It only states the name of the manufacturer of the vehicle. Which is Mercedes Benz. The name on top it seems might be the name of the company that imported it at time. During the 80s there where all sorts of companies making convertible versions out of all manners of cars.

Did a quick google search and found a car that looked almost exactly like it, but with a different interior. The company that did many 190E Cabriolets was Schulz Tuning.
 

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That tag you show is merely the import tag. It does not mean it was blessed by Mercedes. Mercedes hated tuners at the time and was strongly against them all. Even AMG, they even sued AMG to remove their badges off their cars.
It only states the name of the manufacturer of the vehicle. Which is Mercedes Benz. The name on top it seems might be the name of the company that imported it at time. During the 80s there where all sorts of companies making convertible versions out of all manners of cars.

Did a quick google search and found a car that looked almost exactly like it, but with a different interior. The company that did many 190E Cabriolets was Schulz Tuning.
Thanks fo rThe information
 
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