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1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3

I’m a fan of basic modes of transport. Oftentimes the lower run models in a lineup get overlooked, only for their good qualities to be ignored. Such is the case with this Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3. An early W201, this car was far from basic, but could be considered such as compared to the rest of the Mercedes lineup at the time. With it’s four-cylinder engine, you won’t be getting anywhere fast, but then again, it’s not as slow as some of the diesels of that era, either. This Nautical Blue 190E 2.3 is approaching just 50,000 miles and looks quite stately in a pleasing hue of Nautical Blue over Gray MB Tex.

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 – REVISIT

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The low mileage Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 we featured at the end of last year has resurfaced, not having covered much more mileage but showing a slight price increase. Will the slight uptick in values for the 190E Cosworth have a positive effect on lesser W201s?

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The below post originally appeared on our site November 30, 2014:

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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Limited Edition – REVISIT

The low mileage Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Limited Edition we featured last October is back up for sale, the seller having lowered the price by another $2,000. Not many of these Limited Edition W201s left in this condition, but how far will the seller have to go to find a buyer?

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The below post originally appeared on our site October 15, 2014:


1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3

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I’ve have a love for all things basic. Perhaps its my adherence to a minimalist lifestyle. I can’t help but get inspired by certain modern art galleries I’ve visited and translate those ideas to interior design. As a result, the ideal living room for me consists of four while walls, a concrete or white marble floor and one stainless steel side chair. With a very thin flat screen TV hanging on the wall, of course. Maybe it seems extreme, maybe those with children will laugh at me, but clutter unnerves me.

Looking through the online brochures of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz lineup, I see a lot of automotive clutter. Certain vehicles seem a bit out of place, others seem overtly festooned with features I don’t need or want. This 1987 190E 2.3 for sale in California, though, is everything I need in a car and nothing I don’t, short of maybe a bit more power. For someone who wants a usable commuter with a touch of class, there’s few better options.

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1982 Alpina C1 2.3

It seems we often list multiple cars from the same seller; in some cases, that’s simply because they have the best examples that are available. EAG and Sloan Cars are great examples of this, amongst many. However, there’s a second tier of cars that we feature – eye candy that lies abroad and would be more difficult to procure. Such is the case with dealers like 4Star in England who seemingly has an endless supply of incredible examples of cars we all want. I think, however, that we need to add “ExoticCarsJapan” to the list, since this is now the third successive Alpina and fourth BMW I’ve written up from them. However, unlike the two previous E28 5-series B9s, today’s example is quite a rare example – a 1982 C1 2.3 E21:

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