The Mercedes 190SL is a classic, one of the prettiest cars to come out of Stuttgart. But with just 100-odd horsepower and drum brakes all around, it’s not exactly a high-performance machine. That’s why the mad builders at Hod Rods & Custom Stuff in L.A. decided to drop a 1961 190SL body onto a 2004 v12 SL600 with RENNtech mods. The result is a 190SL with more than 650 horsepower and 750 foot-pounds of torque at the rear wheels. To make it happen, they had to lengthen the 190’s body by eight inches and widen it by six. A completely custom interior was crafted, along with an aluminum grille and wheels. More than 4,000 hours went into the build and the result is simply stunning. The Mercedes Bent was displayed at SEMA this year. More pics after the jump.
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