To hear how the starter turn for the first time after resting numerous years in a dry, dark barn where only Owl thrives, is really exiting! Then...ignition....and...Yippie!
But no, it was not a forgotten 300SL Gullwing or a Ford 3W 34' Coupe. But it is a soon to be a classic and it's unusual. Let me tell you why.
Reasonably modern cars with rear wheel drive and a curb weight of 1150 kg makes a lot of sense. Imagen a mild tuning with the smallest Borg Warner EFR6758 and 350hp. What a nice ride!
We're talking about a Mercedes 190E from 1990 with 5 speed manual transmission. A small agile and car by today's standard, build like a down scaled Mercedes S-Class.
It's like fishing. First there has to be a fight. Yes, the 454 Suburban won. But 4WD Low was needed. Yes, we will fix the brakes.
Then comes the get-to-know the vehicle phase. Soft.
Analysis ongoing. So far a new clutch slave cylinder and a headlight glass are on the shopping list.
But...it looks good and runs fine. After a first struggle, a few dates we start to like her.
But, we know, she will find others, there are plenty of guys out there who need a light RWD ride and perhaps a turbo...and a...