Hi there all
First time posting but this is my second mercedes. First one was a 92 sl500
I recently went to Sema in Vegas and saw the most ultimate sl190 I have ever seen.
I spoke to the fella about the conversion and it was close to $500,000
I have recently bought a 55 190 and it needs restoration but I want to put a V8 in it. I know that some of you may not like that idea but I have allways wanted one but I want a V8 in one...please dont be angry
Has any one ever heard of a V8 conversion into a 55 and if so do have any links or ideas of what engine and gearbox combo's were used and were there any modifications?
I dont think I will dump $40k into a 600sl twin turbo and then strip it down just yet but Im quite willing to modify and fabricate a firewall and a few other things to fit a V8
I was considering a Ford 289 Windsor with a 5 speed transmision and upgrade the front suspension.
Any help would be appreciated