1987 Mercedes Benz 190D 2.5L Turbodiesel w/5-speed conversion

1987 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series All Original 190-SERIES

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 190-Series 1987

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Northbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190-Series
SubModel: W201
Type: Sedan
Trim: All Original 190-SERIES
Year: 1987
Mileage: 235207
Color: Gray
Engine size: 2.5
Number of cylinders: 5
Power options: Power Windows
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Options: Sunroof, CD Player
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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Car description

1987 Mercedes 190D 2.5L Turbo in Pearl Grey metallic over Tan MB-tex upholstery

Only model year for the W201 body style to feature a turbo-charged diesel engine. And none came from the factory with a manual transmission, so this is truly a "rare" car!

Purchased April 2016 with 219k from North Carolina.

Stock, except for the Blaupunkt stereo, homemade cupholder & the swapped transmission.

The leaky 722.3 automatic was professionally swapped out by Metric Motors in Rehoboth, MA, with a manual gearbox and all associated parts sourced from an ‘88 260e. Done in Winter 2017 (10k ago), all documentation in hand, the only missing component I’d recommend is the swap out of the rear-end. I could not find one from a manual shift W201 or other compatible source, and while perfectly drivable as is, I think overall experience with the manual shifter would improve greatly if the new owner can find one & swap.

Stock OM602 2.5L Turbocharged Engine. Starts right up, idles at 800rpm & runs right at 82 deg C. No observed oil leaks & turbo still spools up nicely. Regular Rotella oil & Mann Filter changes every 5k.

Defects of note:

Rust: Spent some of its life in the South, but has surface rust & rot areas in spots that I’ve tried to highlight.

Rot through on the passenger front fender at the top; coolant reservoir is solid but there is rot through nearby. Drivers side fender solid with some surface rust. Some crunchy spots on both front wheelwell lips, drivers side bumper area, and bottom corner drivers door. Front jack points are clean but rears have some rust developing. Trunk, rockers, rear wheel areas, door sills & jambs clean.

A/C has slow leak, non-functioning. Heater & fan elements work as intended.

Rear driver side window not working, and rear dome light out too. All windows, moonroof and electrics/lights both interior and exterior otherwise functional. Took it through the local car wash this week, and everything appears to be watertight too.

Interior/exterior: Looks to be the original paint, fine from 10 feet, but the plastic components interior & exterior (top of the front bumper, fascia around the dash/HVAC controls) are cracking. Dash has two small cracks from the windscreen back. Upholstery is clean & tear free, headliner & interior overall in great shape for being 32 years old.

Less than 3k/2 years on the following:

Bilstein struts (stock replace)

Meyle shocks (stock replace)

Brake pads

Bosio SD265 injector nozzles

Bosch alternator

Fuel filters

Serpentine belt

Interstate battery

Reconstructed Massachusetts Title in hand, have maintenance records from past 4+ years & original owners manual/maintenance booklet (records up through 50k miles).

Located in Central Mass. near Worcester, happy to show in person ahead of auction's end.

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Deposit of $300 via Paypal required within 24 hours of auction's end. Any and all shipping arrangements are 100% the buyers responsibility.


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