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09-08-2003, 10:20 AM
Hi All ,
I took Deugniet to the biggest Show & Shine in Canada this weekend http://www.langleycruise-in.com/ . Met a fellow from Washington state with a custom 190SL . Other than the mag wheels the car looks pretty much stock but look under the hood and you will find a 300HP fuel injected Lexus V8 mated to a Nissan 280ZX 5 speed . Owner claims this 300SL eater will turn the 1/4 mile in 14 seconds and if he could fit larger back tires would probably do it in 13 seconds . Estimated top speed 150 MPH yet the car gets 25 MPG and runs so quiet you can hardly hear the engine , sigh .
I also met another 190SL owner that has been restoring his 190SL since '73 and passed on some club info .


Race Guy
09-08-2003, 10:26 AM
I wonder what that "mod" did to his resale value?

09-08-2003, 03:41 PM
The owner showed me pictures of the car when he first got it . It was a near basket case . he basically saved it from the scrap yard . so in that sense it has increased in value . The mod was very professional with very little cutting of inner fenders. the polished aluminium V8 glows under a stock hood .
All of the emblems are gold plated so I guess dollars are not an object .
If I can get some pictures , I'll post them .

- Nick

09-16-2003, 10:53 AM
Here are the pictures of Don's 190SL


09-16-2003, 11:01 AM
Lexus 4.0 V8

Bill Lamb
09-16-2003, 12:20 PM
I wonder if the old defroster blower works!

Bill Lamb 190"SSE"

Joe Amaro
10-02-2003, 12:42 AM
Nick - Do you remember where in WA this guy was from?