Monday, February 10, 2020

Hundebein: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16V Cosworth

In the world of fast German luxury sedans, there is an interesting rivalry between the BMW M3, Mercedes-Benz C-AMG, and Audi's S4.  These three compact executive cars have been brawling since the beginning of time..and while you might think that BMW landed the first punch in the German street car brawl with its barn-storming E30 M3...but the truth is Mercedes-Benz launched the 190E 2.3-16V Cosworth in the same year -- and the 190E hasn't appreciated into stupid price territory, yet. Find this 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16V Cosworth offered for $8000 in Hillsborough, NJ via hemmings. Tip from BP.

From the seller:

Location: Hillsborough, New Jersey, 08844
VIN #: WDBDA34D6GA240010
Mileage: 66,525
Transmission: Manual
Condition: Good
Exterior: Silver
Interior: Black

Seller’s Description:
Limited edition 2.3 - 16V Cosworth model with manual transmission. Fair+ condition with minor exterior blemishes & clean interior. Good running condition but needs some maintenance repairs. All original equipment except radio. Family owned since original (new) purchase. Clean title. Has been garage-kept and outdoor/covered at various times over the years.

Price: $8,000 negotiable 

See a better way to diversify your retirement portfolio out of all that TESLA and BitCoin you own?


  1. I don't have any clue of the current market on these cars, but my gut tells me this is a bargain. I'd pick this over an E30 M3.

    1. Fleetwood T. BroughamFebruary 11, 2020 at 4:57 AM

      Your gut is correct. This is 2005 pricing on this car.

  2. This is a steal, assuming the car is a good as it looks. I don't have the scratch, or I'd be on it like a duck on a junebug.

  3. Amazing car in a terrible color. These are from the days where MB made incredibly well built cars. Stuff will break, but it tends to be fairly easy to fix. Only exception might be if this is a vacuum car where they used vacuum for everything, then it just needs the hoses maintained or everything becomes terrible.

  4. Good start to the Evo clone I've always wanted?

    1. Its gonna be difficult to swap in a 4wd system and the transverse mounted turbo-4...oh...not that kinda Evo. :)


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