The Mercedes-Bent 190 SL. Image from

I don’t care what any of you purists think.  This car is awesome.

Built by Hot Rods and Custom Stuff, this car has the body of a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL with the guts of a 2004 Mercedes SL600.

Of course they had to do a lot of bodywork to make the body fit the frame.  Of course they had to do a lot of other work such as make custom wheels that look old school but actually accomodate modern, low-profile tires.  Of course the car is deceivingly bigger than it really looks.

Rear view of the Mercedes-Bent 190 SL. Image from

The only thing I don’t like is the name.  Mercedes-Bent?  Really?

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