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Friday, February 27, 2015
1993 Mercedes Benz 190e 2.6 Limited Edition Sportline For Sale
SUPER RARE 1 of 700 MADE Limited Edition 1993 190e 2.6 Sportline Sedan. With one previous registered owner, this beautiful example has only been driven 48,500 miles. Mechanical restoration has been completed.
The Limited Edition featured the springs, shocks, steering gear, suspension bushings and 4 seat Recaro interior from the legendary Cosworth 2.3-16V. Rated at 168HP in the US, the 0-60 is near identical to that of the Cosworth, yet you get the smoothness and reliability of the Mercedes 2.6 inline 6 cylinder power plant. The unique black and red leather Recaro FOUR bucket interior features electric front seats with 2 memory settings and electric headrests and a smaller diameter leather steering wheel; the front headlights received wipers. Originally delivered with faux carbon fiber dash inserts, this car received a complete new set of MBZ zebrano wood trim for dash and doors during our restoration. The original dash pieces have been retained and will be included in the sale.
Mercedes created this 1/700 Limited Edition to mark the end of production for the 190e Series in 1993. Original MSRP was approx $36,000. The handling of this car is absolutely astonishing....it is without doubt the finest 190e 2.6 we have ever driven - and we've restored six 190e's..... Serious buyers should call or text Rick at 862-251-1518
The mechanical and cosmetic restoration of this example has been quite extensive and it now drives as well as it looks. Over $10,000 has been spent as follows: New Michelin Defender 80,000 Mile Tires $650 New MBZ Window Regulators (4) $2000 New MBZ Window and Dash Switches: $400 Complete Major Tuneup: $1000 New Brakes and Rotors: $900 Repair of Electric Headrests $600 New Bosch Blower Fan Motor: $1000 New MBZ Blower Switch: $200 New Headlight Rubber: $200 New Headlight Lenses: $150 New Headlight Surrounds ( Last Ones Available) $750 New Dash Lighting: $200 New MBZ Zebrano Wood Dash and Door Trim $900 Air Conditioning Repair & Recharge: $750 Italian Leather Hand-Stitched Steering Wheel Cover $150 New Hood Insulation Pad: $125 New Chrome Grille Surround: $125 New Lower Front Tow-Eye Cover $65 New Mercedes Windshield MFGR Decal $10 New Hand Stitched Italian Leather Emergency Brake Cover $45 (not shown) New Matching C63 Headrests $125 (not shown) Central Locking Repair: $600 Everything is now working except the original factory am/fm cassette radio - which you will likely toss out anyway.
NEW Headlight Lenses & Rubber and The LAST OEM Pair of Lense Surrounds Known To Exist.
The Limited Edition Featured 15" Rims with 205/65 Tires.
The Limited Edition did NOT feature any badging on the rear deck. The usual 190e and 2.6 were deleted.
Unlike all other 5 Seat 190e's - this was a FOUR seater with Recaro Buckets Front and Rear.
The Black Leather with Red Trim was specific to these 700 cars.
New MBZ Zebrano was added during the restortion. The dash is near perfect - no cracks.
This was a Sportline model though the only badge was on the gearshift knob.
The interior looks almost brand new - hardly visible wear is only on the drivers seat bolster.
Rear seats were for two persons only and included headrests and center arm rest.
Only real flaw in interior are the seams of the upper back seat - sun exposure caused the leather to shrink.
Drivers Door Panel features 2 position memory seat control.
Front Passenger door panel.
Rear Driver side door panel.
Rear Passenger side door panel.
An absolutely beatiful dash with zebrano wood inserts.
48,781 Original Miles - drives and looks like it!
All gauges functioning properly, no idiot or service lights on; working clock and temp gauge; steady idle.
Two position electric sunroof - slide back....
or pop up just for ventilation.
Headliner is flawless.
2 Position Memory seat control and manual override buttons offer infinite adjustment...plus electric headrests!
Bullet-proof MBZ 2.6 inline 6 cylinder had a major tuneup; A/C recharged and ice cold w/ new blower.
The 190e has an enormous trunk for a car this size. Underside is factory-correct grey primer.
Spare tire and original jack is stowed under trunk floor.
Factory VIN Plate on drivers door.
New Michelin Defender Series Tires have 3,000 miles.
Factory Owners Manual And Books; A set of headrest covers.
The original faux carbon fiber dash panels were stencil-painted; they are not able to be restored.
Those preferring the look should consider wrapping in 1080 3m Carbon Fiber Vinyl