Tuesday, July 3, 2012


South Miami's Commerce Lane is really a gem where you can casually walk by and look at the automobile repair shops concentrated here. This is where you can find many cars that could qualify as "antiques." Here is a fire engine red car of the vintage 50's - 60's, a Mercedes-Benz. It has obviously been restored and I think the color is not exactly one of the original for this car. It should be more like Cherry Red. But this is good enough for me.

The Mercedes-Benz 190SL is a two-door grand touring convertible with an optional removable hardtop that was produced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. It closely resembles the same period and more expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL. The 190SL was powered by a 1.9 liter straight-four-cylinder engine with Single OverHead Cams. It delivers 104 horse power and has a top speed of 171 km/h (106 mph.) Of course, that's nothing compared to today's technology, but if you own a car like this, it can take you back to your younger and wilder days that your money can't buy otherwise.

This car was available either as a soft-top convertible, initially priced at US$ 3,998. That's it! Where is my time machine? I want to go back!

Both the 190SL and the 300SL were replaced by the Mercedes-Benz 230SL in 1963.
Fire Engine Red

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