Just the two words Mercedes 190E is enough to get any petrolhead all hot in the trouser, let alone when it’s accompanied by ‘Evolution’ and ‘II’. What’s more, this 1990 190E comes in black with the large aero kit, and it has only 885 miles on the clock. And now it can be yours.
Mercedes 190E Evo II is a bit of a unicorn in the classic car market as it is a vintage car with cult status that you can easily drive every day and enjoy its performance. It also has limited numbers going for it, with only 502 ever built and only 4 in this specs sold in the UK. This is one of those four, and it’s going to be on sale at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Prive Sale in September, estimated at between £180,000 and £220,000.
The 1990 Mercedes 190E Evo II is the only sports saloon that ever came close to threaten the undisputed reign of BMW M3 in this segment, and although it never quite managed to win the throne, it remains to this day one of the coolest cars ever to come out of Germany.
Commenting on the very special car, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: “Any fan of the legendary ‘Group A’ Touring Car era needs to see this car to truly appreciate both its originality and splendid collector status. Without question, one of the lowest mileage examples one could ever find on the market today. We welcome any pre-sale inspections on this unique vehicle and are certain you’ll agree that this incredible homologation special would be a welcome contender at any Concours event around the world.”