If you have between £180,000 and £220,000 burning a hole in your suede-lined pockets and are a fan of 1990s performance Mercs, then you may be interested in this.
It is a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo II, up for auction and expected to sell for between £180,000 and £220,000, at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Prive sale in September.
What do you get for between £180,000 and £220,000 then? A box-fresh 190 Evo II, with – quite amazingly – 885 miles on the clock. It’s barely even run in. It’s also car number 452 from just 502 ever built, and on top of that, one of only four Evo IIs ever officially sold in the UK.
We’re told that the car was originally bought by a collector and stored at a dealer’s lot for ten years, presumably so in 2016, it could be auctioned for between £180,000 and £220,000. The willpower required to not thrash your brand new Evo II must have been incredible.
Anyway, you’ll spot it is in incredible condition, which is good news, because the original ‘Baby Benz’ was a bit of a monster. A bit of history, if you permit: it was first unveiled in 1990 at the Geneva Motor Show, and is an, um, evolution of the 2.5-litre Evo, which in turn was an evolution of the 2.3-litre 190. Power? 235bhp, together with a 0-62mph time of 7.1s and top speed of 155mph.
Plus, it looks so, so right with that kit and wing. Yours for between £180,000 and £220,000.