Mercedes wished to take the 190 E rallying and asked British engineering company Cosworth to develop an engine with 320 bhp for the rally car. This project was known as project "WAA' by Cosworth". With a continued desire to compete in a high-profile motor sport with the 190, and also now an engine to do it with. Cars racing in this championship, however, had to be based on a road-going model. Mercedes, therefore, had to put into series production a 190 fitted with a detuned version of the Cosworth engine. This high-performance model was known as the 190 E 2.3-16, and debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1983, after its reputation had already been established.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this one owner believed to numbers matching rare and fun Mercedes Benz 190 E 2.3-16 Valve, or just the 16-Valve as it is known. This 16-Valve is loaded and remains in as good of shape as it was in '86. The exterior in a beautiful Black Pearl Metallic which had a complete exterior restoration in 2005, there are photos documenting every step of the restoration that come with the sale of the car as well as lots of maintenance receipts and the original window sticker and articles about the car collected over the years. Included with the car comes the believed to be an original brochure from 1986. The standard features that are still functioning great include the 5-speed manual transmission, like new Ricaro bucket leather seats, extended sports instrumentation with wood accents, leather-covered steering wheel and gear shifter, automatic climate control, fully independent suspension, light alloy wheels, not to mention the Mercedes first aid kit. This car is really a special car for Mercedes because it brought them back into another form of racing, as this car is perfect for rally racing with its 5-speen transmission and 7000rpm red line. There are not many of these 16-valves around and approximately 3000 were imported in the United States. Such a fun and unique car this would be great for one and all!
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