First Start In 50 Years | Transformation Of 1960 Mercedes Benz 190B

The Restored crew venture out to Longview, Texas to pick up a classic 1960 Mercedes Benz 190b. Upon pickup, the guys are told that this was a one owner car that had been parked in a garage since 1972! Excited about this online auction purchase of only $1650, the team dives head first into discovering what it takes to get this forgotten jewel back on the road again. Will the team be able to get this once beloved daily driver back on its feet again?

A little information about this magnificent car! The 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B, also known as the Mercedes-Benz W121, was part of the "Ponton" series of cars produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz. The Ponton series, which included various models, was named after the German word for "pontoon" due to the car's smooth and rounded appearance.

The 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B was powered by a 1.9-liter, four-cylinder, gasoline engine. It featured an overhead camshaft and produced around 80 to 85 horsepower, depending on the specific variant and configuration. The 190B typically came with a manual transmission, often a 4-speed unit. Some versions may have been equipped with an optional automatic transmission.

The Mercedes-Benz 190B was available in various body styles, including sedan (saloon), coupe, and convertible. It had a distinctive, classic design with a three-box layout, meaning it had separate compartments for the engine, passenger cabin, and trunk. While not as luxurious as the larger Mercedes-Benz models of the time, the 190B still featured a comfortable interior with quality materials. It had amenities such as cloth or leather seats, wood trim, and a straightforward dashboard layout.

The Mercedes-Benz 190B was a part of the lineage that eventually led to the iconic Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It was known for its robust engineering, durability, and reliability. If you want to see the amazing transformation of this 1960 Mercedes Benz 190B, scroll down and watch the video below!