1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E

Very Rare 2.3-16 Valve "Cosworth" W201

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 16 for Sale
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Rare 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E for Sale

Super rare 1986 Mercedes 190 2.3-16 Valve manual 5-Speed for sale with just 139k Miles. This is the first 190E 16-valve imported to the US (non grey market - VIN WDBDA34D9GF148151). It was originally delivered to the Mercedes Benz Technical Training Center in Itasca, IL. In early 1986 it was loaned to Car & Driver magazine to be tested and photographed for their March 1986 article. Everything works superbly and the car appears to have been nicely maintained. Includes ice cold air and all working power options. Straight, rust-free and clean body with nice paint and trim and a beautiful, stock black interior.

The car was first titled in January, 1987, with the president of the MB Club of Chicago as the original owner of record. Prior to that time it had been doing duty as a test car wearing manufacturer’s plates.

In 1993 the car was purchased by Tim Leicht, a certified Mercedes Benz master technician and owner of an import repair shop in Barrington, IL specializing in Mercedes Benz, BMW and Porsche. Although he drove a Mercedes, Tim was also the National Technical Adviser for BMW club car racing and a BMW racing instructor. While in Tim’s care, the car was modified with progressive rate Eibach springs, a custom stainless steel Time-valve exhaust, European headlights with 55/100W mains and 100W aux. lights, and 17” Borbet wheels.

In 1999 Tim traded the car to Knauz Continental Autos in Lake Bluff, IL. for a 1993 400E--even trade. At that time Knauz placed a retail value on the car of $16,960.

Previous owner purchased the car in June of 1999. The car has been meticulously maintained, he installed a new transmission, full clutch assembly, clutch damper, and rear main seal. Other repairs included new lock tumblers, a new window regulator, new door locks, new tie rods, new center link, new speedometer (factory set to reflect actual mileage), new hydraulic line for the self-leveling rear suspension, new accumulators for the sls, new timing chain, new timing chain tensioner, new guides, all new gears and sprockets that contact the timing chain (cam sprockets, distributor gear, crank gear, etc.), new a/c compressor, conversion to r134a, new fuel pump, new fuel filter, new fuel accumulator, new fuel pump relay, and new fuel injectors. The car has had new brakes installed, including ATE grooved rotors and Mintex dust-free pads.

Fantastic opportunity to own a well pedigreed German icon that is in fantastic tip-top condition!

Car available for viewing in Sonoma.

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VIN# WDBDA34D9GF148151

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