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    Do you think my 1960 can be brought back to life?

    I can not pass on a 190'sl car in need of my help. I bought this from my friends junk yard and I have left it in storage because I did not want anything to happen to the paint.

    HAHAHHA

    Matt / Atlanta
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    I sorry, but I'd have to pronounce that car dead.

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    Send it out of America and to a place where the labor is cheap. We have sold such "cars" to far away places. They bring them back. All it takes is time and effort. The bits needed are available.

    If you were to ebay it, someone would buy it as a core to rebuild. They are popular enough and in demand, so it is being done.
    Walt in the West says: Don't ask: "Use the SEARCH Luke"
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    1961 300SL Roadster DB608 with red - fresh brakes and rebuilt engine hung in - more work coming!

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    I can sell you a set of doors when you start that project.
    Dave

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    I don't even think Poland can revive that car. But I willing to learn.

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    Thumbs up Saving a 1960 190sl

    You guys are funny. I just like to save Mercedes Benz 190sl's one at a time from bad owners. You should see what I see when on my Treasure hunts. I thought you guys could get a good laugh at my pictures. The crazy thing is this car has all it's ID plates, transmission, and spare.

    Matthew / Atlanta

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonRapp View Post
    I don't even think Poland can revive that car. But I willing to learn.
    The damaged areas you see are what they usually toss out anyways. It would be a bare down to the unibody X frame sort of thing on that one. I've seen it before. Rolled, rusted, smashed or whatever are usually just the flesh parts they replace anyways.

    They are the ones stamping out the body panels (until they transfer it to cheaper China,) making the grills, bumpers and other parts anyways. So they have it all including their repro soft top frames. They make all that coachwork kinda of stuff. The chassis is full of ponton parts. The only really hard items are the very 190SL specific items like gauges and various do dads. But they make do or find that stuff too. You know you can almost buy the whole car in bits anyways. What the Polocks don't make others can. You name it and there, typically, is a source.

    Why else do you think the cars cost so much in Europe, they just buy everything new and damn originality?????
    Walt in the West says: Don't ask: "Use the SEARCH Luke"
    1959 190SL DB050 with 333 leather blue ("It's Alive!" - 653 miles) Chassis 14445
    1961 300SL Roadster DB608 with red - fresh brakes and rebuilt engine hung in - more work coming!

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    My car was hired for a luggage photoshoot a few months ago and here is the result. Its posted on their homepage http://www.tumi.com and will be featured in their new catalogue. Unfortunately they did some major editing on the car so it doesn't much resemble a 190SL. Nice wheel though. Nice legs too...
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    Paul Greenblatt
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    Paul,

    Great photos of the photoshoot.

    Unfortunately they included the incorrect luggage!!! Should have been the fitted MB luggage. :-)

    Regards and congratulations on inclusion of your SL for the photoshoot.
    Richard J. Arnold
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    Original Owner - Actor Yul Brynner

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    Paul .... Those legs would even make my SL look good.
    Jim Villers
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    I never realized the boot of a 190SL was so large!
    Dave

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    Jim,

    You're supposed to be looking at the SL........... not the girl!!


    Paul,

    Did you give that chap any recommendations on "how to properly" display your spare tire? Sure has a casual look to him.

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    Richard J. Arnold
    1958 190SL
    Original Owner - Actor Yul Brynner

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    That guy stood there for about a half hour with that spare digging into his hand and didn't move a msucle unless the photographer asked him too.

    By the way his tux was about eight sizes too big and had safety pins all up and down his back.

    I waited around from 8:00 AM until dusk until the light was just right for this shot.
    Paul Greenblatt
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    2015 E400 Coupe

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    I was encouraged by John Lewenauer to post pisctures of my 56 #6500870. I purchased in March of this year from a family who have owned it since 1963. It was their parents car and was in storage for about 5 years after the parents passed away. The car has no rust and has run all summer. I put close to 1800 miles on it. The old owner sanded the paint to prep it for paint but never finished it. I hope to bring it back to a above average driver.
    Gerry
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    Last edited by walazos; 10-29-2007 at 01:00 AM.
    Gerry Lazo
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    Looks like you have good bones Gerry. Nice gaps, straight and complete.
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