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Thread: 190SL Hot Rod

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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

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    I wonder what that "mod" did to his resale value?

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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
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    Here are the pictures of Don's 190SL

    -Nick
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    Lexus 4.0 V8
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    1958 190 SL 'Deugniet"
    Jaguar XJ6
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    Vancouver island, B.C. Canada

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    I wonder if the old defroster blower works!

    Bill Lamb 190"SSE"

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

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    Re: 190SL Hot Rod

    Now the V8 Lexus engine inside a 190sl is for sale!

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    Re: 190SL Hot Rod

    Considering the estimated £50,000 (€64,000) for the 'barn find' in an earlier thread, $36,500 for this seems very reasonable.
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    Re: 190SL Hot Rod

    Alan,

    The market agrees- I see the car has been sold already.

    Steve
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    1956 190SL #6500717 ("Lucy")- needs refreshing
    1961 190SL #20074- in pieces
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    Re: 190SL Hot Rod

    They just put her for sale on eBay!

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    Re: 190SL Hot Rod

    I hope they upgraded the brakes!! What about the rear end?
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    Re: 190SL Hot Rod

    Hi Everyone! I purchased the 190SL with the 4 cam V8 the instant I saw it for sale. I've always loved the 300SL roadster and this past Sunday was with an acquaintance who has a 300 SL roadster and a Gullwing. If I remember correctly those cars have about 220 hp and most of them have cast iron blocks six cylinders although his roadster actually has the alloy block. I've always thought it would be really fun do you have one of these cars but with more power. I've not yet seen the car but from what I've been told the work was extremely professional and first class. From what I've read the all aluminum V8 weighs barely much more than the cast iron block four cylinder so handling balance should be similar....we'll see! I know the four cam V8 sounds really nice with a decent exhaust.....dare I say it, better than the 300SLs I've seen race at Laguna Seca. If the brakes have not been updated that's a task I will tackle. I see there are many folks here who know a lot about these cars and I'll be asking a lot of questions so a big "thank you" in advance

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    Re: 190SL Hot Rod

    Anyone know where I can find a soft top frame reasonably priced?

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    Re: 190SL Hot Rod

    Hi and welcome to the forum,

    I'm sure many of us are curious about your car and are anxious for you to share details once you receive it. If you can join us at one of our club events, all the better!

    If you haven't yet joined the club, I'd encourage you to do so. It's a small price to pay for the valuable information you'll find here.

    There is a "wanted" section where you might want to post your need for a soft top.

    Again- welcome!
    Steve

    PS- We encourage the use of names instead of "handles" to make for a more personal connection.
    Steve Maiocco

    1956 190SL #6500717 ("Lucy")- needs refreshing
    1961 190SL #20074- in pieces
    1984 380SL ("Faith")
    1958 Chevy Apache

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