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    190SL Hot Rod

    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 .

    Cheers,
    Nick
    Nick Newell

    1958 190 SL 'Deugniet"
    Jaguar XJ6
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    Vancouver island, B.C. Canada

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    I wonder what that "mod" did to his resale value?
    George Vlasic
    '61 190 SL - DB50 Weiß mit Schwartz Leder

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    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
    Nick Newell

    1958 190 SL 'Deugniet"
    Jaguar XJ6
    Boxster
    Vancouver island, B.C. Canada

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    Here are the pictures of Don's 190SL

    -Nick
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    Nick Newell

    1958 190 SL 'Deugniet"
    Jaguar XJ6
    Boxster
    Vancouver island, B.C. Canada

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    Lexus 4.0 V8
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    Nick Newell

    1958 190 SL 'Deugniet"
    Jaguar XJ6
    Boxster
    Vancouver island, B.C. Canada

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    Bill Lamb
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    I wonder if the old defroster blower works!

    Bill Lamb 190"SSE"

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    Joe Amaro
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    Nick - Do you remember where in WA this guy was from?

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