Long overdue write up of my project car. But here it is.
In October 2015 I went to Germany to buy an original 190E 2.6 5 speed manual which was already in 'good' condition.
Couple rust spots (under the battery tray, and under the trunk lid).
Was a 12 hour round trip which we did 2 week ends in a row. So the seller could turn in his license plate, ...
Got some 15" bbs wheels with the car as well as the original steel wheels.
The plans are to have my own ultimate 190 inspired by Brabus and 16V models.
To achieve that I'll swap with a 2,8 M104 engine. With a standalone ECU to run EFI. (don't like CIS or EZL).
Make a custom exhaust, modify the throttle 'brick', put 320E brakes on all 4 corners, braided hoses, powerful master cylinder ...
16V rear seats, 16V side skirts, spoiler and rear bumper. (still on the lookout for those).
Brabus front bumper with fog lights, and Brabus Monoblock I 16x8 rims.
Silver Poject camber plates, and camber bars.
Vogtland 60/40 springs, Koni soft shocks (to be replaced by Bilstein B8).
Strongflex Polyurethane (rear subframe) bushings.
Here are the details.
190 E 2.6
Date of registration: 16/01/1989
Paint: 512 U Almandine Red - Metallic
Interior: 067 A Medium Red
Gearbox: 717.435 (single mass flywheel).
Options from the factory:
211 Automatic Limited slip Differential (ASD)
412 Electric sliding roof with tilting device
240 Outside temperature indicator
280 Leather Steering Wheel and Leather gear knob
532 Automatic antenna without radio set
570 Folding armrest front
572 Front seat with seat height adjustment
580 Air conditioner
583 2 electric windows
591 green heat-insulating glass
620 Catalytic converter
645 Winter tires
812 Rear-Mounted loudspeakers
915 Fuel tank with increased capacity
Made in Sindelfingen, Germany.
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