Aussie restored exclusive Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16October 13, 2019
On the 125th anniversary of the German company’s participation in motorsport, the Australian decided to restore the legendary Mercedes-Benz 190 E.
Former racer Andrew Mideke once again shone one of the most iconic race cars, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3–16 Group A touring car. Initially, this model was created by the team of Helmut Marko from RSM Marko. Specifically, this car was sent to Australia, where the car took part in the race “1000 kilometers of Bathurst.”
In 2019, the legendary car was restored. After the technical part was restored, the vehicle was returned to its original appearance with golden accents and red livery. Now the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3–16 Group A touring car looks the same as in 1986 during the 1000 km race around Mount Panomara. The car is presented at the Motorclassica car show in Melbourne.
During the 1000-kilometer race, the model was driven by former Formula 1 champion Denny Halm from New Zealand. As a result of the race, the driver managed to win only 9th place.
After the race, the car was sold to rider Phil Ward. Wardt was later able to win a number of victories thanks to 190 E. Then the car was redone to participate in the Australian Super Touring Championship, and subsequently it was sold to an Englishman who sent 190 E to the USA. And only in 2012 the car again arrived in Australia, where it was purchased by Andrew Mideke.
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