Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Little Old, A Little New, If You Had the Choice Which Would Suit You?

The classic Mercedes-Benz 190SL is one of the rare cars I lust after but have never driven.  While most people are preoccupied with the 190's big sisters, the 300SL Gullwing and Roadster, it is this smaller, lighter and more modest roadster that lights my pants on fire.  In this official video from Mercedes we get to compare a sprightly 1961 190SL with the brand new SLK350 at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and the similarities are evident, if not altogether surprising, given the penchant Mercedes has shown for alluding to earlier models in the design of recent releases.

Making this video all the more special is that the beautiful white over red 190SL is a fresh restoration completed by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center.

So, given the opportunity, which would you want to wake up and find in your driveway?

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