Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Picture of the Day: The Tragedy of Time

Mercedes-Benz 190SL

I know I just ran a POTD, but when the good stuff comes flying at you, well… do two. And this is the good stuff. That my friends, is a Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible rotting in the California sunshine. Not as fast or sophisticated as it’s similar looking big brother — the 300SL — the 190 was no doubt still a sweet little package back in the 1950s. Four-wheel independet suspension (even if — like the 300SL — the rear featured swing arms), 120 hp inline-4 with (fussy) twin Solex carbs and an optional traverse rear seat that could fit an actual adult. Plus, famous prostitutes liked ‘em. Our buddy Bushwacker snapped these pics (one more below the jump) and informs me that not only is the Benz as beaten as it looks, but so are the folks that own it. Sad that they won’t even talk about such a killer car. 

Mercedes Benz 190SL

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