To wrap up the production of the W201 in 1993 and make way for the W202, Mercedes-Benz decided to give buyers a little extra something. That something was two ”Limited Edition” W201 variants. They comprised a 2.3 which was more of a luxury version and a 2.6 which was geared more towards sport. Both versions were limited to 700 cars each. The 2.6 didn’t come with any engine performance upgrades but did get different shocks, stiffer springs, roll bars, a quicker-ratio steering box, lower-profile tires and wider wheels borrowed from the S and SL. All the 2.6 cars were painted in black and the interior got some very non-conservative treatment with heavy use of red accents throughout.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 on eBay
Model: 190E 2.6 Limited Edition
Engine: 2.6 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 130,000 mi
Here’s your chance to own a piece of history. We are the original owners of this vehicle of which only 700 were sold in the United States. 1993 was the last production year for the Mercedes-Benz 190e and they really wanted to celebrate the success they had achieved with this model by offering a very special Limited Edition Package. This car also enjoys special status within Mercedes-Benz itself as being the first limited production series ever in the history of Mercedes-Benz.
For its age this car is still a head turner. It has been very well cared for and pampered over the years. At present it does need a little work. The windshield wiper motor and linkage needs to fixed and there are a couple of other items. This car has never been smoked in.
Review the recent pictures I’ve taken of this gem. I will readily answer any questions you may have.
An original owner car located in Florida’s Gulf Coast, the black paint shows very well for a 130,000 mile car. The interior leather has some minor wear from weight, but no rips or tears. My issue with this car is what the seller describes as ”there are a couple of other items (that need fixed)”. This could be anything. Taking a good look at the instrument cluster shows it has the typical ”white spot disease” that you see from time to time. I just don’t understand how you can present the car as ”pampered” and be willing to sell it as some sort of collectors item but not throw a few hundred dollars at it to give it a clean bill of health. No photos of the engine also has me wondering.
EDIT: Since the posting went up, the seller edited his ad to say that Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota is going through the entire car before the auction is competed.
Paul featured a 70,000 mile example back in March that reached $5,600 but didn’t meet the reserve. I think the bidding might get close to $5,000 for this one, but I doubt that is the kind of pay day the owner is looking for with this car.