1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E

$15,900

Description

Want to own a piece of Motown History? What we have here is James Brown's personal car, a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E. Yes, that James Brown, the Godfather of Soul Music and The Sex Machine. This was Brown's personal car from 1993 until 2002 when it was passed down to his granddaughter. It was purchased from his estate shortly after Brown's death in 2006. The compact executive sedan was then relocated to the Augusta Museum of History in Georgia, alongside a singed guitar. This car is not just a piece of automotive history, but also of music history.

Dressed in Black Pearl (code DB199), the car's paint and trim are in great condition overall. The bodywork is straight and solid and the cargo area looks great. The Benz's body-colored bumpers fit tightly to the body.

This Benz rolls on Uniroyal Tiger Paw radials, size P195/60R15 at all four corners. Each one rides on a factory alloy wheel. The wheels are in good, original order while the tires are in very good order.

Under the hood is an eight-valve version of the 2.3L four-cylinder engine (code M102.985) with a Remus exhaust and Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection. Backing this motor is a four-speed automatic transmission (code W4A 020) with a limited-slip differential. The ASD is an electronically controlled, hydraulically locking differential which activates automatically when required. The electronic control allows varied amounts of differential lock from the standard 15 percent right up to 100 percent. It is not a traction control system however and can only maximize traction rather than prevent wheel spin.

As expected, driver convenience features are long on this car – air-conditioning(blows, but not cold), power rack-and-pinion steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, power windows, power locks, power sideview mirrors, cruise control and power front seats.

Inside, the car's black leather interior is great, as is the matching carpeting. The headliner is a contrasting gray. The big steering wheel is ready for a new road trip. The instrument panel and inner door liners are all in very good order and the dash has full instrumentation. The center console and console shifter look great. An aftermarket AM/FM stereo with CD player rounds out the interior.

James Brown has more No. 1 hits than anyone except Elvis Presley. His chart toppers include, “I Feel Good,” “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag,” “Say it Loud” and “Sex Machine.” Just feel the excitement and rhythm when you sit behind the wheel of this feel good machine. A collection of James Brown CDs, posters, photos, etc. included. A beautiful, personally autographed guitar is also included.

Competition to this Mercedes in 1992 includes Acura's Integra, BMW's 318i, Chrysler's LeBaron, Infiniti's G20 and Lexus' ES 300.

If you really want a piece of rolling music history, you should stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check out this Mercedes-Benz 190E once owned by the Godfather of Soul.

VIN: WDBDA28D5NF960340

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 175,850 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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Highlights

  • Owned by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, between 1993 and 2002
  • Pearl Black exterior and black leather interior
  • 2.3L, 8valve fourcylinder engine (code M102.985) with Bosch KEJetronic fuel injection and Remus dual exhausts
  • Fourspeed automatic transmission (code W4A 020) with limitedslip differential
  • Black Pearl exterior (code DB199) with black leather interior
  • Airconditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, power locks, power sideview mirrors, power front seats
  • Driver's side airbag and antilock brakes
  • Rear spoiler
Stock #
210722
Vin:
WDBDA28D5NF960340
Transmission:
Four-speed automatic
Mileage:
175,850