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C303 CPR Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth 1986 2.3-16v Manual Silver Hampshire



  • £9,995
  • Chassis: Cosworth
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Part Mercedes-Benz Service History
  • Registration: C303 CPR
  • 149,000 Miles
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Capacity: 2.3 16vL
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Getrag "Dog Leg"
  • Fuel Type: Unleaded Petrol
  • Paint Code: 702 Smoke Silver (Rauchsilber)
  • Option Code: 261 Black Recaro Sports Leather

                  Up for unfortunate sale I have my throttle bodied 1986 190E 2.3-16V Mercedes Cosworth – genuine reason for sale as I have another project that needs finishing and this annoyingly is the one that has to go! This is a very good example of a fantastic car and has a lot of history. Personally having gone from a 220Bhp supercharged Mx5 to this it feels well setup and also feels like a car half its size.
                  The car is HPI clear – never been stolen/written off etc and has had 8 previous owners.
                  The clocks are showing just under 150k miles and the service book is stamped up to 126k Miles (this was in 2002). When I bought the car in December last year it had 147k and I serviced it right away as it had been sat under a cover for about 4 years. I changed the oil and filter, fitted new brake discs, pads, couple of bushes, braided HEL brake lines, 4 new tyres, numerous bulbs, wiper blade and a front wheel bearing. The only things now left on the MOT as advisories are Track rod ends, lower rear hub bushes and a small hole inside the inner wing – everything else has been sorted and for the right price the others can be sorted too. I serviced it last week again doing oil and filter including cam-cover gasket and iridium spark plugs. MOT expires 28/01/2016
                  The standard mechanical fuel injection and air box system was removed and replaced with a 48mm twin throttle body setup – the distributor was removed along with some other unnecessary items. I sourced a Hartmann Motorsport Manifold from Holland, Twin throttle bodies from Jenvey Dynamics along with fuel rail and underslung throttle linkage, 440cc pico Bosch EV14 injectors, Denso coil on plug coils and a MegaSquirt ECU – I also removed the viscous fan and replaced with an electric one. The exhaust is currently straight through from cat back but I can fabricate up a stainless exhaust if wanted at cost. Mapping was conservative since my mapper did not know the history of the engine and made 149.8Bhp at the wheels but it is capable of more – this is in line with the power it made standard and is not slow in comparison to other 150hp cars. With a set of more aggressive cams (or standard cams reground) and a better exhaust system you should see about 200Bhp. More pictures can be supplied upon request of the installation but would rather talk through it in person or over the phone.
                  All parts that I have removed will be included in the sale and anything else I have lying around that is of use will go as well including a set of standard springs to take it back to stock ride height (if you wish). I also have a set of Mercedes “8 hole” wheels (16” 8J) that can go with for the right price.
                  The interior is in reasonable condition for its age showing no major rips or tears, just slight fading and wear – the rear passenger door card is pulling at the top and could do with replacing but I haven’t been affected by it. Stop clock doesn’t work but they’re easy enough to replace the face on, there’s no head-unit, the coolant temp gauge doesn’t work and the rev counter doesn’t either however the clocks just need pulling out and setting up on the ECU with a wire I’ve already laid in position behind the dash. The gearbox is a proper 5 speed manual dogleg box and selects gears well – once you’re used to it, it’s better than a normal gearbox and actually makes sense having 2nd to 3rd and 4th to 5th in a straight line!
                  Exterior is also a bit faded, it has had a paint job in the past in its original colour of smoke silver but it’s crazed in places, stone-chipped and there is slight lacquer peel too – there aren’t many dings or dents either but it polishes up nicely as I did a full exterior detail removing the worst scratches.
                  I’ve tried to be as honest as I can but any questions feel free to contact me (James) on my mobile @ 07545 216468. Offers will be considered.
                  This is listed elsewhere, I reserve the right to cancel or remove at any time.



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