14 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 (ALL)
PRICE RANGE £1000-25,000
The 190 still sparks the ‘last of the real Benzes’ debate when it comes to Mercedes’ ability to bolt a car together.
Typically diverse engine and trim offerings mean that everything from frugal runarounds to well-specced cruisers are available, while the 2.3-16 and 2.5-16 are genuine Sierra Sapphire Cosworth alternatives.
Smaller-engined, basic cars often crop up in the nicest condition.
ONE THAT SOLD
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.0 £1854 (Morris Leslie)