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190E 3.0 AMG (Question Ft. Pics)

 
Old 08-31-2018, 08:32 PM
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190E 3.0 AMG (Question Ft. Pics)

Hey everyone,

Just purchased a monochrome 904 blue 190E 2.6 (barn find).
I know a good deal about early AMG cars, enough to know that records are pretty scant because of the independent nature of the shop network and a-la-carte bevy of post-purchase options available to buyers during the early AMG time. So my question is this:

Did AMG ever offer a 3.0 engine? Not a 3.2 but a 3.0.... Furthermore, VIN, chassis plate, head plate, nothing says AMG so I just figured I'd ask if there was a way to tell.

The car I purchased has an AMG period correct full monochrome body kit w/ color matched monoblocks, suspension kit, gauge cluster, badges....only thing I don't know about is the engine, which I strongly believe is the factory 2.6L.

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post the VIN
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Unless you changed the engine, the car was built with a standard 103.942 engine which is 2.6 liter----if you paid more than 500 for the car, go have a drink.
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If anyone changed the engine then it was an independent or AMG-partnered shop in 1988, not me. 1st owner did all the a-la-carte stuff but yeah, I'm pretty certain its just the factory 2.6, spec sheet aside.
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After checking a great deal of older posts, it looks like the most surefire way to check the engine is a stamp under the airbox/intake. Everything else can be faked, or purchased, modified, removed, but not that engine stamp. Still think its a 2.6
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