Offered for sale is this homologation special from the 1980's,a Mercedes 190 Evolution,known as the Evo1 model,502 were built to allow the cars to compete in the German DTM series and this example is one of only 60 that were delivered to AMG Affalterbach to receive the AMG Power Pack engine costing 19,000DM.A fully documented car with original AMG engine build papers present.Overall condition can only be described as exemplary.
Spending the first 2 years of its life being owned by a wealthy German enthusiast before being specially exported to Japan where it then resided with Japanese collector until being re-
Many of these cars were converted for track use or used for racing and the 'survivor' rust free original examples such as this are now truly unique,we have been very lucky to drive many rare homolgation specials from the 80's & 90's and this 190 Evo1 simply rates as number 1,an exceptional drivers car in terms of chassis feel and balance,it therefore comes as no suprise upon reading a recent article to find that the current 911 powertrain project manager at Weissach,Porsches R&D facilty in Germany drives an Evolution1,we can think of no higher praise than this.
With the BMW M3 Sport Evolution being released for DTM homologation, Mercedes Benz responded in March 1989 with the 190 E 2.5-
The Evo I, as it came to be called had a new larger spoiler and a widened track with resulting a wider body, deeper front air-
The Evo I's output was similar to the 202 bhp of the "regular" 2.5-
Still not having been bought by MB as a subsidiary, an additional Power Pack option engineered by AMG was available separately for the considerable sum of DM 19,000. This expensive (& subsequently very rare) option included longer duration & higher lift camshafts, a larger throttle body, more aggressive ignition and fuel management as well a beautifully crafted tubular exhaust manifold & stainless steel exhaust system. With these improvements, power increased to 225 bhp @ 7200 rpm & Torque at 240 Nm at 5500 rpm. The rev limit was further raised 7,700 rpm. 0-
The gearbox was a Getrag 275Z, as fitted to all Cosworth models. This featured a dog-
Exterior paintwork is in concours condition with no pin dents, scratches or prior accident or rust repairs. A lack of stone chips, serves to indicate this car wasn't driven hard, either. Brightwork on the roof & window frames isn't faded, which serves to indicate the car hasn't had heavy exposure to UV over the years. Original 16" wheels have original near new finish with no corrosion whatsoever. This is testament to this car never having been used in winters during it's entire life. As such the underside has no rust at all, a level of condition & integrity rarely found on these 190 models these days!
A set of 4 original forged Evolution II 17" wheels (as fitted to later Evo II 190E models) are currently fitted to the car along with four new UK supplied Michellin Pilot Sport4 tyres in a 225/45 ZR17 size. Naturally the original 16" wheels in as new condition are also included with the car to maintain originality and will also be fitted with new tyres in the UK.
Interior is in stunning condition with unmarked leather seats and includes the original fire extinguisher, torch and first-
Highly collectable -
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Priced at £122,950 including 12 months MOT,UK warranty,major service plus PDI and detailing along with JT's high level of care and preperation.