Welcome to my site!
Woooo! After talking about making a website for ages, it looks like its finally a reality. This is my pride and joy; my 1960 190sl. I grew up a Mercedes baby; my dad worked for Mercedes Benz and while I had a brief infatuation with Porsche, I loved Mercedes and hoped to have a convertible some day. Sure enough, some time in 1980 or so, before I even had my license, my dad told me about an old 190 that was sitting in the lot. When we stopped by one day to check it out, I instantly fell in love. Love at first site! It was in ok body shape and ran pretty well; I loved driving it.
After driving it for several years, I put it in storage around 1990 up in Placerville. I missed driving it and besides the occasional jaunt on dirt roads around the cabin, it sat in the garage, undisturbed until one winter when a water pipe upstairs burst and it basically Rained on my baby for several weeks. It was still a couple years till I could afford to bring it home, which we did on Thanksgiving weekend 2003.
Here are the pictures so far !
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|The MB at Burlingame Motors, Only half way done!! Its all taken apart, LOTS of new parts and cleaned up old parts!!|
|The shots we took for the Insurance guy. The car went to Burlingame Motors, the next day|
|Out front with the Ranchero.|
|The 190 leaves it home of 15 years! Hans (and Nico) drove the car down to Placerville, meanwhile we went and rented a trailer. We met Hans at the bus station. Hans, Paul and Nico loaded the car onto the trailer. Then off we went!!|