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Post by Southy66 » Mon 08 May, 2017 4:39 pm

Originally posted to the W201 forum, but reposted here in case you missed it.

We've had our 1987 190E 2.6 for some years, but I've only just registered on the forum, which I've found most helpful over the years. We don't use it that often so it's now on Victorian Club Permit, since it is old enough. Colour is Champagne Silver, she's done just on 311,000 km and still drives very well, especially after I replaced some worn rear suspension parts a couple of years ago.

Not the greatest pic I'm afraid.

I've also recently purchased a second 1988 190E 2.6 as a donor car to convert the '87 from LPG back to petrol, a task I've just completed. I'll put some details in a new thread, but overall it was a relatively simple process. A previous owner had the LPG installed and we've since been told that Benzes tend not to like running on gas, and ours hasn't been without its problems... hence the desire to change back to petrol.

My father has had quite a few Mercedes over the years. Among the earliest of his cars I can remember are two finnies, both 220SEs I think, one blue, then one white. They made way for a brown 250SE W108 and ultimately a 300 SEL 6.3, which was the only Merc we had once I was old enough to drive. Boy do I remember that one, what a beast. After a break of about 30 years of Mercedes ownership, my father recently bought a 190E 2.3 but unfortunately he's unable to drive any more.

I'm also into Lancias, but hey, we all have our vices.
1987 190E 2.6 [I6] - Champagne Silver - 311,000 km
1955 Lancia Aurelia B12 Berlina [V6]
1962 Lancia Flaminia 2500GT 3C [V6] - Newmarket Grey - 120,000 km
1968 Lancia Flavia Milleotto Berlina [H4] - Mendoza Blue
1969 Lancia Flavia 2000LX Berlina [H4] - resprayed with what looks like a mid-90s Holden/Ford dark green
2004 Subaru Outback 3.0 [H6} - Blue met - everyday car

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