1987 Mercedes-Benz 190 E

190E 2.6 LOTEC TURBO

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1987
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Country VAT 
    AT
  • Lot number 
    25
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This is an incredible car first registered on 18.9.1987. In 1997, the second owner of the company Seiler and Fischbacher in Tyrol equipped the car with a turbocharger system and a body kit from Lotec. The Lotterschmid company was the first manufacturer of high-speed turbo engines for Mercedes vehicles in the eighties. Each car conversion had to be approved by the Tyrolean State Government, as was granted for this exceptionally quick Mercedes Benz. Back in the 1980’s, the cost of body parts alone was DM 11,000 and a further DM 9,500 spent on the mechanical upgrades.

In a later second stage conversion, the engine was brought up to 393 hp and 567 NM torque with classic tuning and an improved turbocharger system. This investment cost over € 30,000. In order to take into account, the larger engine power, the chassis, the brakes and the powertrain, parts were sourced from Mercedes Benz as used in their most powerful vehicles. In addition, racing parts for this purpose cost a further €18,500. All further conversions to this vehicle were registered in another individual approval procedure by the Vorarlberg State Government in 2003.
To improve the power, weight was reduced by the removal of many unnecessary interior parts. This again, added to an increase in acceleration and the further capability of the car.

The car is presented in excellent condition after a long time in storage. The car performs impeccably and can make many modern supercars look very slow and underpowered! This vehicle is well suited for historic motor sports and drivable in normal traffic. The drivability and reliability correspond very well to the current AMG cars. The car is being offered for the first time in Austria after long term ownership. The Seller informs us that the car can be registered at any time in Europe and driven on public roads. We are delighted to find a very daring new owner for a truly unique Mercedes Benz supercar.