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Old 08-24-2013, 03:05 PM
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looking for a cosworth

hello all,
I am on the hunt for a Cosworth
any leads please let me know.
thank you very much
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:40 PM
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Any budget you may have in mind? Color? Mileage? Manual or auto? That may help you out with your search....and good luck with your hunt!
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:54 PM
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color and mileage not important. manual for sure. anywhere in the US is fine, i dont mind flying where needed and driving back to norcal
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Where to start? The Italians or the Germans?
http://www.mwclassiccars.com/1987_ME..._174385123.veh

http://www.vordermanvw.com/VehicleDe...-IN/1934227733

http://www.classicautoimports.com/85-mercedes/

You should consider importing one from overseas seeing as they're over the 25 year mark. Take a look on ebay UK and yahoo auctions. A lot more to choose from than the few beaters left in this country.
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the first one you posted is really nice. im going to be looking into that. thank you!
but importing a car from the UK just seems like a huge hassel and money i can put back into one from US??? idk any additional thoughts? thanks
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Where to start? The Italians or the Germans?
Glad to hear it. They're fun cars. I loved my Cossie. Definitely on the "must own before you die" list. The first listing (MWCC) did not give a VIN number, so be sure to verify the carfax is clean and the miles check out. Same with the private seller of the grey 190. The gold example from VordermanVW does have a clean carfax, and the miles are okay. Only one item stands out to me, and that's there is no history on it from 1992 until 2008.

I just checked UK ebay. There are three: a hacked up EVO II replica; a 6k original mile, overpriced museum piece; and another with over 130k miles. None of which are worth the importation hassle.

I did not check on cars.com or autotrader.com. Do check those websites, as their listings don't always come up on google searches. Good luck with the hunt!
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Its crazy how much these have gone up in price in such a short time
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Its crazy how much these have gone up in price in such a short time
+1. You could buy a beater in running confition for $2k just a year ago. Not anymore.

They had two classic car experts at this year's Startech; both with Hagerty.

They said they expected prices on the Porsche built 500E and the Cosworth engineered 190E's to skyrocket soon (personally, I believe it is already happening)

Their message was clear: Get one while you can!

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Originally Posted by MercsDude View Post
+1. You could buy a beater in running confition for $2k just a year ago. Not anymore.

They had two classic car experts at this year's Startech; both with Hagerty.

They said they expected prices on the Porsche built 500E and the Cosworth engineered 190E's to skyrocket soon (personally, I believe it is already happening)

Their message was clear: Get one while you can!
Over the past few years I have purchased several 16Vs in poor condition. Most of those were parted out as they had Salvage Titles, terminal rust, or frame damage.

Prices on the 16Vs have started to rise over the last year.

The very good to excellent condition cars are worth the extra money IMO, this is true for both the 16V and the 500E; I own examples of both cars.

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Prices on the 16Vs have started to rise over the last year.

The very good to excellent condition cars are worth the extra money IMO,...

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The old saying: "Buy the best example you can afford"
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