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LOT 52

Ex-F1 Team Lotus 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Saloon Registration no. C502 BEX Chassis no. 2010342F148553

Sold for £22,500 inc. premium
Lot 52
Ex-F1 Team Lotus
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Saloon
Registration no. C502 BEX Chassis no. 2010342F148553

Ex-F1 Team Lotus
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Saloon
Registration no. C502 BEX
Chassis no. 2010342F148553

Odometer reading: 126,915
MOT: April 2022

*Mercedes 190E Cosworth
*Supplied new to Team Lotus
*Full history with links to Ayrton Senna
*Recent rust proofing

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First registered to Team Lotus International in 1986, this Mercedes 190E 2.3 Cosworth has a fascinating history. It was originally one of two Cosworths supplied new to Lotus for use by the late Ayrton Senna, Colin Chapman and others - the vendors research implies that this was the official Senna car. As such the car has been very well maintained throughout its life and has a full service history that includes old bills, MOTs and tax discs. More recently in December 2020, the car has had its floors, sills and wheel arches repaired professionally. Overall, this is a very good and solid example that is presented in excellent condition. It is also reported to be running and driving well. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a 190E Cosworth with Lotus F1 history.

Vendor Score Total: 83/100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

Body Work: 5
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
Glass: 5
Paint: 4
Wheels/Tyres: 5

Axles: 4
Brakes: 4
Gearbox/Clutch: 4
Suspension: 4

Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
Headlining: 4
Seats: 4
Trim: 3

Ancillary components: 4
Main components: 4

Mechanical components: 4
Running: 4
Starting: 4
Under Bonnet: 4

Car History File: 4

Saleroom notices

Please note when the Mercedes was delivered to Lotus F1, Colin Chapman had previously passed away. We are advised the car was used by Lotus F1 Management, there are copies of the V5 and sales receipt on file to confirm their ownership.

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