This Corvette LT1 powered “Hotrod” has seen its share of awards at shows such as the Grand National Roadster Show, Sacramento Autorama, Seattle Roadster Show, BC Custom and Classic Car Show and others, for its workmanship & design.
One of its greatest accomplishments was to be featured on My Classic Car TV Show with Dennis Gage and in Retro Rides Magazine, which is based in the UK and is distributed worldwide.
As if its beauty & performance are not enough, it has also received numerous awards for its Multi Media system and stereo. It was honoured as the BC Champion for multi-media systems at the Driven To Perform Show at BC Place.
The eye catching body style with its show winning paint along with its stance & wheels, capture the attention of all. It drives and handles like a dream with plenty of power to spare, the heat/AC system has side to side controls for comfort & the stereo has crystal clear sound so whether the owner is taking his wife on a romantic date, has it parked at a show or is blasting around a track, this beauty is hard to beat.
This 1959 Mercedes Benz 190SL convertible came in running but in rough condition, so it was brought to Jellybean AutoCrafters for an extreme makeover.
This is our interpretation of “Extreme Makeover” on a classic Mercedes.
Fuel injected 5.7 LTI Corvette engine – “shoehorn install”
Custom fabricated, ceramic coated headers, 2 ½” Stainless steel exhaust
700R4, 4 speed automatic transmission, Lokar shifter
Custom fabricated sub-frame connectors
4 Wheel power disc brakes, Wilwood dual master & 7 – 1 ratio pedal
Power Rack & Pinion steering with dual control arm front suspension on air
Custom built Triangulated 4-link rear suspension on air
Air ride all around with hidden controls, air tank and solenoids
373 – 8.8 locker differential
17” chrome rims and 205-50 series radial tires
Dolphin Gauges in the factory locations
Hand-built console with additional gauges
Air Conditioning with side to side controls
Custom fabricated floor & transmission tunnel
Power windows with remote control
Remote control Locks
GPS Navigation, 800-watt stereo
Custom-built speaker boxes with lights to highlight the speakers and the Mercedes emblem.
Upholstered & carpeted trunk with lights around the amplifier to illuminate the trunk.
The Custom mixed paint consists of only tiny metallic flakes with no paint pigment making
it a unique colour that is almost impossible to apply, it really shows off the arrow straight body and its tight, clean panel gaps.
With 300HP, modern suspension and weighing in at only 2770lbs with a driver, this little sports car performs well beyond expectations. It really is a showstopper, that’ll suck your ears off in cornering, acceleration and braking.
Not everyone appreciates a modified classic Mercedes but to those we reply,
Anyone can rebuild one, it takes a real man to cut one up