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1992 W201 MERCEDES 190E 1.8 Manual
96,000 Genuine Miles - 15 Stamps
Appreciating Classic - Show Condition
Long Term Family Ownership
Original Factory Specification
Private Number A2 RYR
Unrepeatable Complete Package

"If you have something that is of superior quality, and you look after it,
it will last you forever"

Engine Size - 1,997 cc
Chassis No - WDB2010182G033676
Engine No - 10291020116958

First registered and pre delivery inspected by Portfield Mercedes-Benz dealer on 28 10.92. This
stunning 190 remained in the first owners possession for 13 years until November 2005. In his tenure
he returned to the supplying dealer for all the servicing, the maintenance booklet details no less
than 7 service stamps from Portfield MB (and 8 more from specialists). It has all the original
handbooks intact, a full set of tools and spare wheel plus four (4) keys.

Accompanying the service book is a documented log of everything spent on the car including fuel and
where it has been from 1992 to 2005. I can tell you for example, that on 29.4.94 it got £23.95 / 8.94
gallons of fuel for a trip to=Worthington and it averaged 39.36mpg on the run. A remarkable log of
history the likes I have never seen before. This could only be the work of a dedicated enthusiast
keeper. This car has been his pride and joy and it has been taken very seriously.


Covered an incidental warranted mileage of 96,000 this 190 is as fresh as a daisy, immaculate engine
bay, door inners, boot, immaculate cabin, clean corrosion free and drives like a new car mechanically.
The colour (Light Ivory) is rather rare and very period complimented perfectly with the light Brown

It presents as it left the factory with a great specification. Frugal 1800cc 136bhp petrol engine
married to a desirable nimble 5 speed manual gearbox, power steering, 2 electric windows, passenger
side electric mirror, amazing manual throw back sunroof, factory colour coded exterior, original
fitted carpet mats.. it's all present and in spotless order.

Condition - Show Condition
It’s not a restored car, rather a beautiful original survivor. Original paint throughout which retains
a wonderful finish. The paintwork is like a coat of enamel. I have a 2021 Mercedes and the paint on
this old 190 is better, far superior.
The interior is in excellent condition as pictured with no wear indicators at all. This example can be
driven right into your garage and brought back out when its time to visit the shows. The engine bay is
pristine, as is the boot. Starts first time every time with a recent battery being fitted. The
operation of the gears and brakes etc. are superb, the suspension is like driving on air, soft and
supple and has real grace. The steering so fluid and precise. Mechanically and bodily as good as it
gets, you will not find better. The interior is just super clean. You could eat your dinner off any
surface, it is totally spotless. 100 pictures and video to show condition.

Wheels & Tyres
The wheels are 15" 8 hole MB classic alloys and they are spotless, no kerbs or marks whatsoever. The
centre caps and wheel bolts appears as new they are fitted with a matching set of Michelin Cross Climate
tyres with deep treads.
Also included is a set of winter wheels and tyres these are steel rims with MB hub caps in good order.

Service History
A total of 15 service in the original service booklet, though this is just the tip of the iceberg,
consistent monies have been spent to ensure the car performs as it should, its been a loved car that has
been garaged and cherished. The most recent owner had a small collection and kept it carefully preserved.

The W201
These cars were made during the best years of MB and are vastly superior to the inferior build quality C
Class that replaced it. They were truly over-developed which is why they commanded such high prices when
new. Mercedes continue to trade of this reputation despite it peaking in this era, simply put, there is
nothing like it. In fact, it’s a miracle that Mercedes actually managed to manufacture it at all retaining
a margin of profit such are the high levels of engineering, quality materials and detail present in putting
it all together. Certainly could not be done today, mainly as these materials and processes are no longer
employed in the mass production car business or it would be a non-profit exercise.

From January 1974 to January 1982, Mercedes spent over £600 million researching and developing the 190 and
subsequently said it was 'massively over-engineered'. It marked a new venture for Mercedes-Benz, finally
giving it a new smaller model to compete with the likes of the Audi 80, BMW 3 Series and Saab 900.

Investing your money in this car is a safe prospect. The build quality and craftsmanship on these eras of
Mercs will never be seen again. Values of good original W201 models are rising year on year. This example is
a real gem and is easily the nicest one I have come across for many years.

Complete Package
A complete package including the 4 original factory keys, a really great private number with the private
number etched on the glass, there's the full owners pack and stamped service book, a history log detailing
every penny spent right down to the fuel it consumed, there's a spare set of winter rims, rubber over mats
to protect the carpets, the spare wheel and tools, there's warning triangle and the orginal first aid which
is unopened. Everything is here that would be present when it was new and more. The vechile itels is pristine
immaculate and ready to show, use or store.

Other Info
V5 Registration document
Private number A2 RYR stays with car
Reg number etched on glass
Mot May 2023
4 original keys
Warning triangle
Spare wheel
First aid kit
4 Winter wheels with MB hub caps
Rubber overmats
Totally HPi clear


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example, professional detailing, wheel refurbishment, servicing, paintwork correction and other
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