Evaluation: Unrestored original | 105th of 500 Evolution II models built. Delivered new to Japan. Showing 10,030 kilometers (6232 miles). Received comprehensive service in February 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in California. The engine bay doesn’t exactly look showroom fresh, but there are no serious signs of age or neglect apparent anywhere on this car.
Bottom Line: The Evo II version of the 190E won the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) championship in 1992, and with the fat fender flares and the big wing, it’s a refreshingly in-your-face model from Mercedes-Benz. Fans of young-timer cars love these, and they’re among the most valuable modern Benzes. Given this one’s presentation and low mileage, its price was surprisingly modest, especially since Gooding sold another Evo II in Scottsdale this year for $434,000. That one had a lower 7618 kilometers (4734 miles) and an optional AMG power pack, but that doesn’t go the whole way in explaining the enormous difference.