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 .