Another BAT listing.
"This 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16V is a 206k mile example that has been with the seller for 25 years. It was acquired with 17k miles in 1991, and was used by the seller as a daily driver for a time. This car is equipped with the dog-leg 5-speed manual transmission and has several modifications including European HID headlights, 500E brakes, H&R springs, Bilstein shocks, and 17″ Mercedes-Benz Evo wheels. The car has some minor cosmetic flaws, but remains in good condition for its mileage. The seller had the car maintained at Corporate Autoworks in Mt. View, California for over 20 years, and notes it is up to date on maintenance and free of any significant mechanical issues.
The exterior shows minor wear and tear from use. There are some rock chips on the leading edge of the hood and one ding on the driver side, as well as a small dent beneath the rear license plate frame. The seller notes the car was hit on the side at some point and repaired correctly. No evidence of the damage is said to be visible. The exterior mirror plastic boots are faded and cracked.
Smoked tail light lenses were installed, exterior badges removed, and the windows have been tinted. OEM 17″ Mercedes-Benz Evo wheels look nice and wear Dunlop Direzza ZII tires with plenty of tread remaining.
The interior is in nice shape for its its age and mileage. The driver seat outer bolster is worn, though the leather and stitching remain intact. The driverís floor mat is also worn, and the wood accents on the console are beginning to crack. An aftermarket CD player is installed, along with upgraded speakers and a trunk-mounted amplifier.
The 2.3L inline-four with its Cosworth designed 16-valve head is said to run well. The same shop has maintained the car for over 20 years and replaced worn parts as necessary. The valve cover and power steering system are currently weeping fluid, but are reportedly not be in need of immediate attention. The seller states the car is otherwise free of mechanical issues.
Suspension upgrades include bigger brakes from the 500E, H&R springs with Bilstein shocks in place of the stock self-leveling suspension, and a front strut tower brace.
The undercarriage appears clean and solid, with no evidence of corrosion or accident damage.
The car currently has just under 206k miles and remains in good condition for the age and mileage."
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