1987 Mercedes Benz 190DT. 4 spd automatic, cold AC, SRS, power windows, sunroof. This is a limited production (1200-1500) 2.5 Turbo Diesel in the W201 class.
Only three families have owned this car since new. Most records since new are available including the original window sticker and manuals. Car received 175km award from Mercedes for its condition and maintenance records.
Our 190DT is very reliable and pulls 32mpg plus on the highway. It needs a repaint of its original surfaces and some interior plastic. It has always been garage kept and serviced when needed. It is stock except for the radio (still have original cassette in storage), replacement AMG wheels, and modified exhaust. It only has a dime sized rust spot near the rear jack point. There is also a 5 inch dent on a fender that was from a parking lot incident which is the only blemish reported on its Carfax history since 1987.
Update: I have owned this car since 2007 and it always got great mileage but was not a "drivers" car.
I located a broken microswitch on trans and fuel linkage. $110 part and now its really quick. In the last three weeks one motor mount broke and a link in rear suspension broke after the turbo and kickdown came to life. Even with 17 x 8.5 amgs and 24540r tires, it loses traction with 33lbs of tire pressure. Next I added a new k & n air filter. Apparently there is even more power available adjusting the injection and replacing the deliver valve seals which are also now leaking. Just bought the mercedessource.com tool and seals. This will add more power. Also replaced the brakes front struts ball joints,steering stabilizer, and left tie rod. Will replace the centerlink and right tie rod soon.
This rare 190dt is ready for the next owner to take it to the next level.SOLD