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1991 Mercedes-Benz (W201) 190E 2.0 Auto - with AC

Vehicle Sale Price: £TBA

Just 82K Miles - Comprehensive Service History - Excellent Specification  

Aircon Just Overhauled - Converted to R134a

Stunning (348) Pearl Blue Metallic Blue - Unmarked Blue Cloth Interior

Naturally 100% HPI Clear 


THE CAR

  • Date of Registration: 25th September 1991 (J Prefix)
  • VRM: J206 DCD
  • MOT Expiry: 5th February 2021 (No Advisories)
  • Mileage: 82,500 Miles
  • Service History: Stamped up Service Book (21 Stamps) + Large A4 File of supporting documentation.
  • Last Service: Feb 2021 at 82K (Major Service inc ATF/Filter, Brake Fluid, AC Overhaul & Conv to R134a)
  • Keys: Two Keys
  • Previous Keepers on V5: 5 (One of them for over 22 years)
  • HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included)


WORK DONE IN PREPARATION

Full Service:

  • Engine Oil Flush/Change/Filter
  • Air Filter Change
  • Replace Spark Plugs
  • ATF/Filter
  • Brake Fluid Change
  • Differential Oil Change
  • Replace Coolant
  • PAS Fluid Flushed/Replaced

Convert AC system to R134a:

  • Reconditioning/Rebuild of AC Compressor
  • Replacement of AC Dryer
  • Fit Converter Valves
  • Leak Check with Nitrogen
  • Refill with R134a

Repair Work:

  • Replacement of all Springs/Pads to give correct ride height
  • Replace Suspension Top Mounts
  • Replace Propshaft Flexible Coupling
  • Repair Exhaust Centre Bracket
  • Replace Rear Rear Brake Flexi-Hoses
  • Replace Rear Brake Discs/Pads 
  • Replace Rear Brake Calipers
  • Replace Rear Suspension Arm/Bush
  • Replace Rear Shock Absorbers
  • Replace Gear Shift Mechanism Bushes

General:

  • Replace Electric Aerial
  • Replace all wheels with near new genuine MB 8-Hole alloys
  • Fit 4 x New Dunlop Blue Response Tyres


FEATURES

  • ABS
  • Front Armrest
  • Rear Headrests
  • Air-conditioning (Overhauled & Converted to R134a) 
  • Electric Front/Rear Windows 
  • Electric Tilt/Slide Sunroof
  • Remote Central Locking 
  • Power Steering
  • ABS 
  • Electric/Heated Mirrors 
  • Rear Armrest
  • Load Adjustable Headlamps
  • Front Fog Lamps 
  • Original High Range Blaupunkt Tape/Tuner
  • Electric Aerial
  • Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
  • Mercedes Overmats (in Blue)
  • Almost New Genuine MB 8-Hole Alloy Wheels / New Dunlop Blue Response Tyres


SUMMARY

Supplied new by Monarch Mercedes, Tamworth, on 21st 1991 (I think that's the best year for Mercedes, when quality was at its absolute pinnacle), this W201 190E 2.0 Auto is still in incredible condition. Although the car has had five previous owners, which isn't really that many anyway for a vehicle of almost 30 years, the first real owner only (the first was the supplying Mercedes dealer) kept it just over a year, however second owner kept it for over 22 years. There's a letter from him in the service history folder in which he explains he would have never sold the car had his circumstances been different, and asks any future owners to look after what was his pride and joy for many years. It's crystal clear that this 190E has been a highly cherished vehicle.

Finished in what I think is probably one of the best colours for the W201, the vehicle is in absolutely immaculate condition. The paintwork is beautiful and has a deep even shine, while the underside is among the very best I've ever seen, in fact its still blue under there. I've given the underside a coating of Dynax UC, which is a clear anti-corrosion wax treatment, that dries to a translucent finish, so that look, now protected, is still retained. Judging by the bright orange colour of the dial needles, the car has obviously been garaged much of its life, as these tend to fade to yellow if the car is left outside.

All original books, manuals etc, warning triangle, jack, tools, and unused First Aid kit in the rear shelf are also all present and correct. The service history itself comprises of 20 stamps, and there's also a separate large A4 file containing lots of supporting paperwork, as well as every single old MOT certificate As you'd expect of a vehicle maintained to this level, it's is mechanically superb, and a real pleasure to drive too, and like any Mercedes of this era, has that "carved from granite" feel about it; a feeling no other car can give.

As I've been saying for quite some time now, good W201 190 are becoming increasingly difficult to find, especially since interest in the model range has been bolstered recently by what has been written in the motoring and general press, extolling their virtue as arguably one of the best engineered vehicle ever made; that's some accolade, but one that is entirely deserved in my opinion; I certainly can't think of a more completely engineered car . I'm sure in the not so distant future we'll look back and wish we'd got one, while we still could.

In summary, a beautiful, incredibly well preserved and extremely well maintained example in undoubtedly one of the best colours for the W201, and one that really belies its 29 years. A viewing and a test drive will almost certainly impress any discerning potential purchaser.


THE MTSV DIFFERENCE.

Unlike some, I don’t just simply go out, buy any old car, give it a good clean, then advertise it for more than the purchase price, disregarding any issues the car may have in the hope the new buyer won’t notice…I just couldn’t do that. The cars I source are carefully selected, and I work very hard to ensure that when these cars leave me, I have the satisfaction of knowing they are as good as they possibly can be within the constraints I have. As such, in my 11th year of doing this, I have many repeat customers and a steady stream new customers coming along that have been recommended via word of mouth…this is the ultimate accolade for anyone in business.


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Exterior

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Underside

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Interior

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Luggage Compartment

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Engine Bay

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Wheels & Wheel Arches

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FACTORY DATA (BUILD) CARD

General Data

FIN WDB2010242F875810

  • Model 190 E 2.0
  • Engine 102962 22 161666
  • Transmission 722400 03 082670
  • Order Number 0 1 537 26429
  • Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
  • Interior FABRIC - BLUE (062)
  • Paint 1 PEARL BLUE METALLIC (348U)
  • Delivery Date 2020-08-30
  • Approx. Build Date 1991-06

CODE DESCRIPTION

  • 286 LUGGAGE NETS ON DRIVER RESTS L AND R
  • 341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
  • 362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
  • 400 FOLDING ARMREST IN THE REAR
  • 412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
  • 420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
  • 430 HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT
  • 467 CENTRAL LOCKING MECHANISM AND INSTRUMENTS WITH ENGLISH LETTERING
  • 524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
  • 570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
  • 584 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT AND REAR DOORS)
  • 593 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE (SINGLE-SHEET SAFETY GLASS), BAND FILTER
  • 613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
  • 620 VEHICLES WITH CATALYST TECHNIQUE
  • 876 REAR DOOR CONTACTS AND LAMP ABOVE REAR WINDOW

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