ONLY 48,000 MILES
AMAZING UNRESTORED EXAMPLE
Here at Old Colonel Cars we have been very lucky to source an amazing example of the Mercedes 190 2.3 16v Cosworth. Produced in 1986, this 190 has been owned by the same family from new, always garaged, with a very low 48,000 miles from new. This Mercedes has spent its life in the family’s private underground car park, in the prestigious ‘Swiss Cottage’ area of London. This is the perfect storage for a classic car, As a result this car has not needed the usual restoration of a car of this age, underneath this car is in amazing condition, free from any surface rust, all original metal etc. Its very rare to find a 190 Cosworth in such clean, original condition, especially the more sought after 2.3 version.
The car was stored unused between 2003 and 2019. Now back on the road, tyres replaced due to age, Motd’d and ready to enjoy. This example is one for the collector, someone who is looking for a rare, unrestored, low mileage Mercedes 190 2.3 16v Cosworth.
The 2.3 Cosworth’s were only available in 2 colours, Code 702 (Smoke Silver) and Code 199 (Blue Black) as on this example. This 190 features a rare Black leather interior with rear hearests.
This car features Electric front seats, Air conditioning, Original stereo, Electric aerial etc.
Bodywork / Interior / Wheels etc
Looking stunning in this colour with a deep all over shine. Look closer and you will see there in none of the normal rust on this car, all original metal on the arches, sills, jacking points etc.
To have full Black leather is a rare option and it looks excellent on this Mercedes. Look closer and you will see the interior is excellent wherever you look. Obviously this car has always been parked correctly, so there is no cracking on the dash, no sun damage, all original, Original overmats protecting the carpets.
The Alloys are all original and fitted with a new set of tyres. The alloys still have there original finish, no corrosion, minor marks on outer rim but easily rectified if required.
The sills and jacking points are all in excellent, original condition. Look closer, all the suspension components, the brake lines, all in excellent shape. Its clear to see this car has been garaged and had very light use, no surface rust to be seen.
Engine / Gearbox
The 2.3 engine with is light weight 16 valve Cosworth designed cylinder head, sounds and runs perfectly. Producing 185 BHP, this low mileage engine is a delight to use and sounds and performs as it should.
The automatic gearbox performs smooth changes, hot or cold.
This Mercedes benefits from an excellent service history. No less than 13 services in 48,000 miles, thats an average of 3600 miles between service visits. The majority of servicing was performed at the Mercedes Main dealer. The family then moved to a local, trusted garage. We have all the original manuals, a fully stamped original service book, all old service receipts confirming history and mileage, SORN documents for all periods off road. All contained in a well organised folder.
Please see below for a full service breakdown.
This example drives and performs very well. It was sourced by a local collector of 80’s and 90’s car, following its sale by the original family.
A rare chance to own such a low mileage and original example.