I enjoyed reading your article on the Mercedes Benz 190, but feel you did not make quite clear that the basic price of £1,362 you quoted includes import duty.
I own two 190’s both collected from the factory. The 1959 Model cost me £780 basic price (with a little discount—without discount basic price was £820) and the 1961 Model, no discount, was £850. I think that people, and British motor manufacturers, should be made fully aware of the true price of this car, without the frills of the import duty and purchase tax.
WW Kirkby. Kaduna, Nigeria.