Mercedes 2.3-16 For Sale: How Does Black on Black and 44k Miles Sound?!

“Hell Yes!” is what I thought the first time I blogged this car on my old blog. The car is available again and is currently on eBay:

1987 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series 190E 2.3-16 For Sale in PA on eBayMotors

quote from seller’s ad:

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I have only owned the car since March 2008, driving 3,500 careful miles during that time and keeping it garaged. Due to a growing number of drivers (five) in my family, and a limited stable of vehicles, the 2.3-16 faces being pressed into daily-driver duty, to include wintertime. This car is too beautiful (and tricky on ice & snow, I would imagine) to have that occur, so I will instead seek a good home.

My car (previously owned by an automotive journalist) was featured in a February 2007 Automobile magazine article (“Second Hand Thrills”) comparing, contrasting, and singing the praises of the 2.3-16 and the original BMW M3. He had owned it for three-plus years, kept amazing records, and treated the car with upmost care. I have continued the meticulous care and careful record-keeping, although my primary entries onto the spreadsheet that he created have been fuel mileage (20 mpg city; 26+ highway) plus an oil change and a recharging of the A/C.

Strengths: Starts immediately, cold, warm, or hot, and idles & revs as intended. Clutch and shifter work perfectly, and there is no sign of synchro wear. Steering is precise, with no wandering or vibrations through the wheel. Brakes are excellent by any standard, and tires are as-new. Interior features perfect wood, completely crack-free and unblemished dash, leather seats in like-new condition, all lights & gauges in working order (even the factory-installed digital stopwatch) and climate control operates perfectly. Power windows, mirror (right side only; left side is manual), sunroof, and stereo/cassette fully functional. Body is completely straight, paint is excellent, and all aero pieces are in place and properly aligned.

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These cars are only gaining in value and the negative’s the seller notes are all very minor. With only 44k miles, someone could snag a great potential investment. Or a car that is begging to be driven!

Good luck with the sale Matt!

dc

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  3. Great post….I have one for sale in MAINE. It has been garaged for several years to keep the mileage correct, but is in very good condition overall, driven daily until garaged with 173,000 highway miles and serviced before storage. This is a great example of the 2.3-16 and is all original, always maintained. MUST SELL BEFORE WINTER! Lost storage…Won’t last long with a negotiable price of $5000. e-mail at paintbrush79@earthlink.net for pictures.

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