37k miles: 1987 Mercedes Benz 190E – Lee’s Summit, MO

Seller offering a 1987 Mercedes Benz 190E with a reported 37,000 miles for $2,800.   Seller is the second owner who purchased it from the original owners in Smithville.  Since then, seller discloses that it has developed a fuel problem.  Apparently the vehicle starts and runs for 30-45 seconds and then begins to “cough” like it isn’t receiving fuel.  Seller says the fuel filter and pump have been replaced.   Otherwise, aside from fading paint the body is is good condition and the inside looks like new.

The 190 series was introduced in 1982 and produced until 1993 at which time 1.8 million examples had been built.  Mercedes set out to produce a compact sedan that had all of the comfort and safety of the S-Class.    The vehicle was initially released with two versions of the 2-liter 4-cylinder engine – the carbureted 190 and fuel injected 190E.   Diesel and higher performance models followed.

A 2.3-liter and 2.5-liter 16-valve Cogsworth editions were equipped with 5-speed manual transmissions, limited slip differential, and body kits that had a lower profile rear spoilers of varying size and better aerodynamics.   While this version lacks the sexiness of those upgraded versions, it has potential as a very reliable daily driver or a kitted-out retro AMG version.   We will be interested to hear whether the buyer finds and easy-to-fix fuel problem or something more serious.

This 1987 Mercedes Benz 190E is for sale in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Check out seller’s listing on Craigslist for full details and contact information.