5-6 years ago, they were $2,500 all day long. I turned a Euro-spec Smoke Silver down for $3k. Those days are gone .
1986 Mercedes 190e Cosworth for $5500 obo:
I'm selling my 1986 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3 16Value Cosworth because I bought another car and have no more room on the driveway. This 1986 Benz only has 193,500kms and runs strong. These 190E are known for lasting well over 300,000 miles so it has lots of life left. It's a Getrag 5-speed manual gearbox was unique to the 16 valve and featured a 'racing' gear pattern with 'dog-leg' first gear, left and down from neutral. This meant that the remaining 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th gears were in a simple H pattern allowing fast and easy selection.Its fitted with a Limited Slip Differential (LSD) standard. This car comes with after market 5 star rims as seen in video also 2 sets of original 190E Mercedes Benz rims.I'm also including all of my extra parts from another 16value cosworth Mercedes Benz which are a full set of leather seats, all 4 door leathers and another 16value engine for parts. I'm selling all of this for $5500 OBO (Or Best Offer). In the link below is a video of the cars exterior,interior, all the working options like power windows,power seats,lights on the sun visors,interior lights and etc.
Given the condition, and mileage is he asking too much? Too little? About what it's worth?
While I was searching around, I went to this thread from mbworld. It's from 2009 but basically the guy is selling his cosworth for $6k and some other guy is saying it's worth a lot less like around $2500ish...is that a load of BS or accurate?
What can you guys tell me about them? From what I heard they're really reliable and parts can be found from junk yards for cheap..is that true as well?
So you went from getting a $2k reliable interim car for a daily driver to a very rare 80's German performance car?
Actually, I do wish you luck.
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Aren't they reliable though..I know it's german and it's from the 80's but I heard parts aren't that hard to come by(if you get em from junkyards) or is that just a myth.
Think I can talk him to down to maybe $4k or lower or is the price pretty much gonna stay around $5k?
He put OBO so i'm sure he's willing to go down..but not sure by how much I should start him off with..don't want to low-ball.
expect to spend a fair bit of money keeping that on the road if its your primary driver and you put a lot of miles on it...
I have been doing some prelim searching for 190e and all variants.
Most every cosworth Ive seen in decent condition have gone for 5000 to 6000 so 5500 isn't too out of place.
If there is rust at all, offer him 4 grand and work your way up to no more then 4700. He says he has no room so hes motivated.
Hell, offer him 4000 anyways and see how willing he is to sell. If you get it for sub 5500 then congratz you got a pretty solid car for sub (what seems to be) fair market value.
I however default to Valve as far as repair costs and any actual repair info haha.
Last edited by superjario18; 10-19-2011 at 03:01 PM.
I've been tracking pricing for the last 2 months or so, just to see if one pops up for a good deal, and wanting to know what a good deal is if one comes up. And that $5500 is about right for a decently clean one. I've seen a few for less, but beat to $hit. It bums me out how many I find that are automatics though.
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I think about half of them cosworths i see are auto unfortunately. I always loved the interiors in these, and hated the exhaust note, which is kinda unseemly for a benz
Rust on these almost always starts under the bodykit. If you see bubbling coming from under the flares, there isnt much fender left under it. Def find one with the leveling suspension deleted, also make sure the climate control works properly, chasing down the vac leaks in them can be a pain.
Motors are stout but share nothing with standard 190s. Id say its a fair asking price, i never knew why these never commanded the same money e30 m3s did, besides the driving experience being a bit more dull than the bimmer, they are very cool cars.
The tossable chassis, manual and rwd make them fun without getting in too deep with maintenance. You don't have the capacity to work on a 190e yourself and you don't need the headache.
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I actually have been looking for e30's but a lot of them are beaten really bad around here and the nicer one's come in automatic which I think makes a car like that really boring. I'm constantly on the lookout.
This 190e is really clean, relatively cheap and looks like the guy took good care of it so why not inquire?
Last edited by esrballa; 10-19-2011 at 10:13 PM.
However, they were "dogleg" because they were meant for track running (partly due to homoglation basis for the Evo series for DTM racing)
In most track scenarios you never see first aside from the starting line - which made sense to keep 2/3/4/5 in the H pattern for faster shifts.
o_O in case you were legit asking.