You’re looking here at a perfectly kept car, which reeks of profiteer purchase – the collector who bought it has actually kept the car for a decade at the dealer – a sure sign that dollars, not passion, were the acquisition reason.
And all things are settled when you see the odometer running at just 855 miles (1,375 kilometers) – this was car number 452 out of a total of 502 ever produced and to make it even more exclusive it’s just one of the four units that were officially assigned by Mercedes to the United Kingdom. No need to discuss its mint condition, as you can see form the attached gallery the vehicle comes with an eerie feeling of just stepping out the factory gates. Though we can discuss credentials – the 190E Evo II has 235 horsepower (173 kilowatts), sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 7.1 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Just like any other 190E Evo II, it has a blue black metallic exterior, as well as an almost impeccable leather interior.
This is a fine purchase for a true collector, with Silverstone Auctions looking to grab £180,000 – £220,000 (about $233,550 – $285,459) at the Salon Prive Sale at Blenheim Palace on September 3rd. By the way, if you’re looking for more Mercedes classics, the Mercedes-Benz Museum has started offering restored models since November 2015.