1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E manual transmission turbo concept car by Callaway Cars

1984 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series Base

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: Base
Year: 1984
Mileage: 135,512
VIN: WDBDA24A7EA110489
Color: Red
Engine: 2.3 8V
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Leather Seats, Sunroof
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 190-Series 1984

1984 "barn find" Callaway Cars concept Mercedes-Benz 190E, 2.3 8V, (not a Cosworth) 5 speed manual transmission, 7 psi IHI intercooled turbo system, Recaro seats upholstered in MB Tex & leather, BBS 15" RS wheels, BBS front bumper and side skirts, Bilstein suspension.
This was a joint venture between Callaway Cars, BBS, Recaro and Bilstein to display performance and styling modifications available for this model. It was published in Road & Track November, 1985 & I have a copy of that issue that comes with the car. There were other magazines that featured it, too, but I don't know which or when. I recently added it to the Callaway Cars registry & was very humbled to receive a reply from them. That speaks volumes about the company and it's founder, a genuine first class outfit.
It was purchased by a family friend around 1990 from Brumos in Jacksonville, Florida. It was daily driven for around 5 years until emission testing sidelined it's registration. (Florida had emission inspections for several years starting in the early 90's until 2000, when it was abolished) It was garaged from then until 2013 when I acquired it from him. It does not run and it's likely to need extensive work in order to be roadworthy. Callaway Cars decided not to offer it as a regular production model as they do the other models (Corvette, Camaro, trucks, etc) It has not been modified at all with the exception of an Alpine alarm installed in the glove box.