1987 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16v Cosworth Restoration Project

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Spotted for sale is a 1987 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16v Cosworth restoration project for $6,300

1987 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16v

PROJECT CAR- 1987 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16v Cosworth with the 5 speed manual (dog-leg) transmission

What has been done to the car after sitting idle for years….
drained/cleaned gas tank of old gas,,,new fuel added,
Brake rotors and pads on all four corners
new tires all around
new fuel pump and fuel filter
spark plugs and wires
oil change
brake fluid
valve cover gaskets
good clutch/differential
engine runs on starting fluid/ fires right up

What does it still need ?
The fuel distributor likely needs a rebuild, (good pressure at the line to the distributor, but not to the injectors)
fuel injectors cleaned/or replaced
front windshield needs replacing (cracked badly)
front bumper (i have a bumper and lower chin spoiler that will go with the car)
Paint job
interior detail /refresh

sacrificing this car for the sake of another high priority project i have

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The Mercedes 2.3-16V, also known as the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16, is a high-performance variant of the Mercedes-Benz 190 compact executive car. It was produced from 1983 to 1988 and was designed specifically for motorsport homologation purposes, to compete in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM).

The 2.3-16V was powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with a 16-valve cylinder head and fuel injection. It produced 185 horsepower (138 kW) and 174 lb-ft (235 Nm) of torque, which was a significant improvement over the standard 190E’s 2.0-liter engine.

The car featured a sport-tuned suspension, a limited-slip differential, and larger brakes than the standard 190E. It also had a body kit with flared wheel arches, a front air dam, and a rear spoiler, which helped improve aerodynamics and reduce lift at high speeds.

The Mercedes 2.3-16V was successful in motorsport, winning the DTM championship in 1986 and 1987 with driver Klaus Ludwig. It also became a popular choice for enthusiasts who wanted a high-performance, yet practical and reliable, sports sedan.

Today, the Mercedes 2.3-16V is considered a classic car and is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. Its racing pedigree, advanced engineering, and timeless design make it a true icon of the 1980s

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