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G42 FCT 1989 2.5-16v Cosworth Manual Silver West Sussex



  • £13,000
  • Chassis: Cosworth
  • Location: West Sussex
  • Registration: G42 FCT
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Capacity: 2.5 16vL
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Getrag "Dog Leg"
  • Fuel Type: Unleaded Petrol
  • Owners: 8
  • Paint Code: 735 Astral Silver (Astralsilber)
  • Option Code: 261 Recaro Bucket Leather

                        For sale is my 1989 Mercedes Benz 2.5 16v ‘Cosworth’.

                        If you are looking for an all original, unmolested example of this fast appreciating, amazing classic, then turn away. However, if you are looking for a completely unique, one-of-a-kind, show winner – please read on.

                        I have had many 16v 190e’ over the years but this is by far my favourite. Got a little carried away with this one and its taken me nearly 5 years to get her to this stage but she has had a TOTAL going over. Drives superb – sounds amazing, turns heads where ever you go. Recently got a hankering for a W115 and I am getting on a bit so I think she needs to go to make way for something a little more sedate.

                        Had massive fun with it this summer. pretty much all done and freshly MOT’d in June and loved every minute since. Been to loads of events and she’s gone down well and received great feedback. Received the #FeatureThis award from Speedhunters and best Mercedes at the German Show to name a few. She was also in Mercedes Enthusiast magazine last year but loafs done since then…

                        Brief spec:

                        1989 2.5 16v. 48 weber dcoe. Megajolt. Big brakes. Uprated suspension. ABS delete.
                        MOT June 2015
                        TAX Dec 2014
                        Approx 160K on shell – not that it matters!

                        FULL rebuild – only components that haven’t had a comprehensive refurbishment or been replaced are the wheel bearings and the gearbox (although the linkages were overhauled and the oil changed…..). Every single other mechanical component is new/as new. Fresh engine rebuild – around 4,000 miles. Diff serviced and modded. Literally too much to list. Receipts for £000’s. All rot shopped out and replaced and fresh paint outside and the engine bay. Underside is very clean – all components new/cleaned and all re-coated in grey under-seal – always gets comments at the MOT station!

                        2.5 16v
                        Full crank out rebuild
                        Knife edged and lightened crank. Lighten/balanced rods and pistons. Lighten/balanced flywheel/clutch
                        New rings/bearings/seals throughout – new cam chain, tensioner, rails, etc
                        Fully rebuilt head with new guides/seats – 3 way valve job
                        Twin Weber 48 DCOE with home made sealed airbox and K+N filter – relocated oil cooler
                        Cast aluminum motorsport inlet manifold with heat proof spacer – match ported
                        Factory 4 branch exhaust manifold – ceramic coated
                        Stainless straight through exhaust with 2 x 2.5” tips
                        Megajolt distributor-less ignition ECU with EDIS module and coil pack
                        Custom 36-1 trigger wheel – 5% under-drive
                        Custom Magnacor leads
                        Custom header tank and bracket that doubles as blanking plate for SLS pump
                        Headlamp wash/wipe delete

                        WP-Pro 8 piston front calipers with 2-piece 330mm disks
                        E36 AMG vented disks + larger 2 piston rear calipers
                        500e Master Cylinder
                        ABS Delete
                        Stainless lines throughout

                        Oz Futura
                        Front 17×8 ET40 with 205/40 + 25mm spacer
                        Rear 17×8.5 ET13 with 215/40 + 3mm spacer
                        Custom caps started out on 80’s Vauxhall but machined to suit….

                        Fully detailed/smoothed
                        Re-shaped inner wings
                        Wire tuck/Brake line tuck / faux bulkhead panel + scuttle trims
                        Support bars – just in case!
                        Re-positioned radiator to ‘hide’
                        German flag under bonnet in vinyl

                        Suspension / Drive-train
                        Spax gas adjustable shock/springs tweaked to suit, custom spring pads
                        Home made adjustable rear camber arms
                        Self leveling rear suspension delete
                        ‘Locking block’ installed in diff – approx 70% lock
                        Short shift gear change with extended cockpit lever and brass bushings throughout

                        Drivers Recaro SPG hard back racing seat with Schroth 3 point harness with factory electric adjustment!
                        Battery/Fuel cut off
                        Fire extinguisher
                        Classic momo steering wheel

                        Battery relocated
                        JBL 2 channel AMP

                        Few niggles:
                        rear tyres catch arches a little….only a little.
                        central locking/alarm playing silly beggars so disconnected. I’m either driving it, sitting in it or its locked away at home so not too much of a problem for me!
                        Horn broke – needs a replacement steering switch

                        Award winning, magazine/online featured.

                        I kept a rough online journal during the build that you can see here: http://mercedes-190.co.uk/topic/6578930/1/
                        Speedhunters feature here with LOADS of detailed photos: http://www.speedhunters.com/2014/08/carbs-only-diet-a-190e-cosworth-that-barks/

                        If you wanted one the same (assuming you could find all the bits on it, which I doubt) I don’t see you getting much change from £20k. Just the work to the engine bay and engine would set you back around £10k if you farmed it all out…..let alone the purchase price of a base car and all the other bits…..

                        ebay advert: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-G-Mercedes-190e-2-5-16v-Cosworth-Show-Winner-Magazine-Featured-/261590841739?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3ce807798b


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