Introduction 1. Is it the right car for you? 2. Cost considerations 3. Living with a 190 4. Relative values 5. Before you view 6. Inspection equipment 7. Fifteen minute evaluation 8. Key points 9.. Serious evaluation 10. Auctions 11. Paperwork 12. What's it worth? 13. Do you really want to restore? 14. Paint problems 15. Problems due to lack of use 16. The Community 17. Vital statistics Index
Julian Parish has long been an enthusiast for Mercedes' recent classics. He has worked with independent specialists and Mercedes itself to prepare this guide, his fifth book for Veloce. His other Buyer's Guides include the R129-series Mercedes SL and a translation of the Essential Buyer's Guide to the Mercedes W124 from German into English. He has also written the popular books "France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts", and "The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe". After a career in publishing and international software development, Julian now contributes regularly to magazines including Classic & Sports Car, and translates motoring content from French and German into English. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers.
The vast disparity in prices between a mint 190 and a rough one reveals how important it is to buy well, so this latest addition to the Essential Buyer's Guide series is welcome. It covers all aspects of buying and owning the baby Benz, from paint to paperwork, and includes every model, from base diesel to the twin-cam Cosworths. It is a must to pop in the packet when you view a potential purchase. - Classic & Sports Car. This book provides helpful tools in evaluating this car if you are not familiar with them. - Chris Bass Freelance. Great addition to this growing range is this buying guide for Mercedes-Benz 190. Don't buy this car without a copy. - Practical Classics. Another excellent guide from Julian Parish, covering every 190 model up to and including the 16v cars. Covering everything from ideal specifications for resale through to things to check when buying and options to avoid, the book is vital for anyone looking to buy a 190 of they're looking for the best. An excellent read ... there's really no excuse not to buy it. Like the W123 book, there's a comprehensive evaluation and grading system included for those keen to buy. - Mercedes Driver.