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      11-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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[turb0mike] Sibling Rivalry... <Project Blasphemy>

Hi All,

As you all know I was in the market for a Merc 16V for the past 3 months. I had one in site, but that car turned out to be a piece of trash. A friend gave me a friend's number who knew a friend who literally knew a friend. This last friend has bought and somewhat restored 20 of these 16Vs over the past few years.

I went to visit this one car he had for sale. It is a 1987 Mercedes 190E 2.3 16V. It has 106k original miles and has not been driven since 1994. It has a clean carfax and a literally PERFECT interior. The kicker was that the car lurched under load up a hill, something to do with fuel delivery. But the great thing about a from 87' is everything can be fixed. I asked the selling price and he told me 5k AFTER he fixed the problem. I instantly said I would take the car. 2 months later and she drives like a complete dream!

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^My buddy Adam's CLEAN e30 325is. DTM galore!!!



^Clean as F***!!!!


^A little chipping

^400e BBK FTW!!! Going to be painted bright silver!

^New steering wheel swag!


^super RARE euro rear headrests!!!


^Recaro seats in PERFECT condition. Such dope bucket rear seats...


^ <3

Absolutely love my 16V. One of the most fun cars I have driven for only 167hp!!! haha.

Also, to make the mods ok with this being in the photo section, got a little teaser.......


And thanks to LTBMW for the new front poly LCI lip!!!!

Hope you all like!!! See you at the SoCal Euro GTG in SD!!!
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      11-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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looks legit!
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      11-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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That's one of few cool Mercs without AMG badge, great choice! Any more modding/tuning plans you wanna share?
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OMG..cooler than the e30 lol
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      11-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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Yes! I've waiting for this build to start. I know you'll work your magic on this one Mike
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Mike whats the significance of the new m-sport front bumper if you already have one?
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      11-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #7
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congrats on your new ride bro, she looks sooooo clean, and i love the BBS's good luck with all of the mods
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Nice ride Mike, love it!
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awesome merc
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      11-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #11
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I LOVE it! Every time I see this car, It makes me miss my old 88 300E more and more
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Mike whats the significance of the new m-sport front bumper if you already have one?
What he said.

Great lookin' car. Have fun with the new project.
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Amoazing!! This and the E30 are my old time favorites!
Im glad there are some true german car guys on here still!

Update with pics of anything new please down the road mike.
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      11-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #15
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looks legit!
Thanks! I think so too!

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That's one of few cool Mercs without AMG badge, great choice! Any more modding/tuning plans you wanna share?
This is the OG AMG, lol.

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OMG..cooler than the e30 lol
I would say on equal pegging. I actually like the merc styling better.

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Yes! I've waiting for this build to start. I know you'll work your magic on this one Mike
Thanks! Not going to be a crazy build, but just tasteful DD mods.

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Mike whats the significance of the new m-sport front bumper if you already have one?
It's unmolested and will be painted correctly. No more chopped fenders, haha.

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That's my dream project car!

Enjoy it!
I LOVE getting in my car every day and driving it. It is such a driver's car.

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congrats on your new ride bro, she looks sooooo clean, and i love the BBS's good luck with all of the mods
I'll try not to dissapoint!

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Nice ride Mike, love it!
Thanks D! Bring out the e30 and let's take some shots!

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awesome merc


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5k is an absolute steal. Im so jelly!
It was 6k after wheels, big brakes, and euro headrests, haha. But ya, for that car super stealage.

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I LOVE it! Every time I see this car, It makes me miss my old 88 300E more and more
Get one Mario, they are stupid cheap now! Just find a good one!

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What he said.

Great lookin' car. Have fun with the new project.
Thanks!

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Amoazing!! This and the E30 are my old time favorites!
Im glad there are some true german car guys on here still!

Update with pics of anything new please down the road mike.
Promise, will post pictures after my french fogs and brakes are installed!!! And Euro Headrests, haha.
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