This early pre-facelift 190E 2.6 is a great opportunity for the enthusiast who wants a car to use and improve. Pre-facelift 2.6s are not easy to come by and the 2.6 is pick of the range.
Finished in Blue Black with black cloth interior. It’s equipped with 15-hole alloy wheels, automatic transmission, headlamp wash/wipe and electric windows all round.
This 190E has covered 167k miles with a full service history from new comprising of 29 stamps in the service book and a folder of bills and receipts for work carried out. In addition it comes with all its original books/manuals and a clear HPI Certificate.
Recent work has included a complete new stainless steel exhaust system in the style/sound of the original and refurbished alloys.
The engine sounds very healthy and it performs very well indeed – this is one of the best performing 2.6s we have driven. The gearbox changes well too.
Overall the car is presentable as you can see from the photos. The front wings are rust free and three out of the four jacking points are excellent and original. The body is generally very solid throughout. However, it does need a little tidying inside and out and some minor work carried out if you wanted to improve it. Par for the course on a 29 year-old car.
A great project if you’re looking for a classic Mercedes to restore and improve.