Mercedes-benz Sl-class 190 Sl on 2040-cars
Moncks Corner, South Carolina, United States
1960 190SL Mercedes Benz Convertible Hard and Soft top Has more desirable large back window on Hard topSoft top includedNew boot for soft topBelieved to be Orriginal hardtop Original seats Original engine Original transmission Original gauges Original radioCarpet and door panels have been replaced7000 miles on engine since rebuildAll clutch parts replaced at rebuildNew Solex carburetors installed at rebuildRadiator was rebuilt - never overheatsRuns goodAlmost new tiresAll gauges and instruments in working orderIncluding Becker Mexico radio workingWind up clock and courtesy light workingElectric fuel pump recently added for ease of starting after long periods of not being startedLights and turn signals all working orderOwner's manual includedShop manual includedOriginal key includedDashboard leather mostly original Some patching on ends was done at some timeRather than replacing leather on door rests wood was refinished2" crack in the front right quarter panel - see picture35 year old paint still looks good except for some small bubbles have appears in last few yearsNo visible rustFloor pans looked like they were worked on before we owned 35 years ago - may need attentionSuspension may need attentionBrakes work fineBrake shoes may need replacingMust keep up rpm's when shifting from first to secondAs far as we know has not been in a collisionAlways garagedWell maintainedChrome in good shapeSteering wheel has no cracks
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Auto blogMon, 07 Oct 2013
Brazil is the place to be, apparently. Toyota has been investing in the South American country, as has BMW, which announced a $261 million investment in October 2012, on the heels of an Audi factory announcement in San José Chiapa. The high-end immigration is only set to continue, as Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar-Land Rover have both announced plans to set up manufacturing operations there.
Mercedes is the big news here, as its new facility will see the German manufacturer invest 170-million euros for production of its next-generation C-Class and upcoming GLA-Class. "Brazil is an important future market. With our local production we accept the challenge and take on the competition," noted Andreas Renschler, Management Board member for Production and Procurement at Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans. Production is expected to begin by 2016.
Jaguar-Land Rover, meanwhile, isn't so concrete in its plans. The news of its investment in South America comes from a job posting for a plant quality manager in Brazil that was picked up by the UK's AutoCar. "Portuguese language skills will be definite advantage" for interested candidates, according to the job listing. The want ad follows on the heels of remarks by Jaguar Land Rover's Dr. Ralph Speth, who said there are "very intensive discussions" with Brazil's government. Unlike Mercedes, there's no mention of which vehicles will be produced in South America, although AutoCar thinks the Freelander, sold in the US as the LR2, is a leading contender.
Japan's Suzuka circuit is a great track that all the drivers love, but it doesn't usually provide the most thrilling, head-to-head racing. Where it does excel, however, is with surprises and "What just happened there?!" moments, and this year it was no different.
It started with Mark Webber in his Infiniti Red Bull Racing out-qualifying his teammate Sebastian Vettel for the first time this year. They were followed closely by Lewis Hamilton in the first Mercedes-AMG Petronas, the still-solid Romain Grosjean again outdoing teammate Kimi Räikkönen, Felipe Massa racing for another seat in Formula One and putting his Ferrari in fifth, then Nico Rosberg in the second Mercedes, Nico Hülkenberg in the first Sauber, Fernando Alonso in the second Ferrari, and Räikkönen continuing to do himself no favors by qualifying tenth.
For the second year in a row, the lights going out was the cue to start the first corner action...
Mercedes-Benz will make a return to the inline-six-cylinder engine game, according to a report from the UK's AutoCar. It's not clear what's prompting the phasing out of the current array of V6s.
We'll see the first inline-six from Mercedes in next-generation E-Class, set to debut in 2016. Following that, it'll arrive as part of a mid-cycle refresh for the C-Class in 2017. What's particularly special about the new inline-six is its modular nature, which will allow Mercedes to eventually spinoff three- and four-cylinder options, with the three-pot arriving alongside the new inline-six.
In other news, AutoCar uncovered some details on the next C-Class AMG, which will ditch its excellent 6.2-liter, AMG V8 in favor of a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, although we've already told you about that. What we didn't know at the time, though, was that the 4.0-liter would be paired first with a new, seven-speed AMG Speedshift transmission and offer all-wheel drive. AC also reports that a nine-speed Speedshift is in the works.