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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:58 am 
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First what is a 1986 Mercedes Benz 2.3 16v Cosworth?
Google results:

History

1,179,000,000 spent developing the chassis, in 1983!

Breaks 3 world records and 9 International records


So, now that you guys all know what a 16v is...

I've put 9000 miles on this car in the year and a half that I've owned it, and every one has been a joy. It's just too small for family living, and gives me too much driving confidence to haul my child around in it it. :) Being a former One Lap of America racer (2005, #77), it's a blast to drive, but not to put the kids in.

1986 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3 16v 5spd; $6,000

Now, for this specific car:
Miles: 240k (Engine rebuilt 89K ago)


Recent maintenance: PRior to the One Lap, MB Classic of Cincinatti (sponsor) went through the car replacing anything that gave the slightest inclination of being a possible problem. They spent far more on reliability then anything else. In the time I've owned it, all it has needed was an alternator and a charcoal cannister. Here's the parts tally:
*Bosch Alternator
*New Behr Radiator
*Front calipers
*rear caliper rebuild
*All metal brake lines replaced
*All brake flex hoses replaced
*New O2 sensor
*New spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor, and wires
*New water pump and thermostat
*new water hoses
*Valve adjustment and new valve cover gasket
*New serpentine belt
*New belt tensioner
*New K&N Air filter
*Coolant temp sensors replaced
*New Shift knob and boot
*New shift tower bushings
*New battery and tray
*New hood, hood pad, and left-front quarter panel
*New paint over 40% of the car

Modifications:
*17â€

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:57 am 
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very cool car!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:53 am 
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I'll second such a neat car with a well known racing history - the 190e with the Cosworth engine was a great sports sedan/race car. Dominated the Touring car series in Europe for many years.

Good luck selling it as that is a great car for a good price. I'm unfortunately in the middle of restoring an 84 Porsche 944 into a daily driver.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:14 pm 
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Driver,
Where are you located? Looks like Ohio Plates? I am in NE Ohio, and would love to see the car in person...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:16 am 
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You live in NE ohio, so I'd first like to express my sympathies. :) Where abouts? I live on the north side of Columbus, near 23. I grew up in the bustling metropolis of Elida.

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Driver wrote:
You live in NE ohio, so I'd first like to express my sympathies. :) Where abouts? I live on the north side of Columbus, near 23. I grew up in the bustling metropolis of Elida.


Akron, Cleveland Area... Not that bad :lol: Columbus, nice city, lived there for a few years and had a blast when I was there... Anyway, very nice 190, always wanted one, but do not when I would have the chance to come down, but, you should not have a problem getting rid of it, great history.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:20 pm 
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Wow, that is real nice. Wish I had room (and $'s) for another toy.

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I'm quite glad that you aren't in California. The distance saves me from having to seriously consider buying your car.

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consider trade for a enduro kart?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:44 pm 
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Trigun7469 wrote:
consider trade for a enduro kart?

Can I put a baby seat on it? :lol:
I'll trade for the right:
300TE (or TD)
V70
420/500/560SEL
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