As we get familiar with a new C-class this year, let’s take one more look at the car which started the Baby Benz craze, the 190E. We featured this particular W201 back in March and it’s back up on offer at the same price.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 2.6 on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site March 10, 2015:
Of all the cars my father had during my formative years, the one which endeared itself to me the most was his 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6. This car, for me, epitomized everything I loved about older Mercedes-Benzes. Solidity, durability and conservative styling. While the W201 could be considered a classic nowadays, it was a radical departure for the company when it debuted in the early 1980s. The “Baby Benz” would be a gateway drug for many a new Mercedes-Benz customer over the next few decades, introducing many to the joys of owning a car with a Three-Pointed Star on the hood. This 1990 190E 2.6 for sale in California is a real minter, with 23,765 miles on the clock.
Model: 190E 2.6
Engine: 2.6 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 23,765 mi
Price: $12,888 Buy It Now
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 Only 23k Miles!!!!!
Smoke Silver / Creme Beige
23,765 Miles / VIN: WDBDA29D1LF727051
One glance over the interior makes it easy to believe this car has traveled so little mileage. It’s also nice to see the factory radio in tact, as so many of these cars have been retrofitted with hideous looking head units. I could do without the polished alloys, however, and the lower front grille appears to be missing a section on the passenger side. We saw a 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 with 43,000 miles sell for $9,888 back in July 2012. Changes were minimal between the 1990 and 1993 190E 2.6, so it’s reasonable to think that an example with almost half the mileage of the above mentioned example could pull more money. At almost $13,000, this is strong money for a non-Cosworth W201, but I also don’t think we’re far off from reality on this one.