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Poll results: '56 Jaguar or Mercedes-Benz?
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'56 Jaguar  -  votes: 13 / 68.4%
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'56 Mercedes-Benz  -  votes: 4 / 21.1%
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John Bono
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'56 Jaguar or Mercedes-Benz?

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1956 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe
1956 Mercedes Benz 190SL 1

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David Green
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Now if that Mercedes had been a 300SL, I might have been slightly conflicted but that XK140 was probably my favourite car in 1956


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Ed Glorius
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Jaguar for me. It has more presence in my opinion.

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John Merritt
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I prefer the Mercedes. The Jaguar was nice, but is outclassed by the Mercedes.

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Frank Reed
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Tough choice but went with the Jag.  

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George Schire
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Sorry, no interest in either car.  Enjoy the photos though.  Smile

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I agree with David. Tha 190 SL Mercedes is not in the same class as the Jag. While it looks similar to the 300SL, it's four cylinder  engine was rather gutless.


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John Napoli
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The Jaguar just has more style.  If though I am not a European fan.


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I agree with David. Tha 190 SL Mercedes is not in the same class as the Jag. While it looks similar to the 300SL, it's four cylinder  engine was rather gutless.

Bob, The M-B 190 SL and the Jaguar XK-140 were priced similarly. The MB-300SL was about double the price of the Jag. 

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John my comments were made on the basis of the cars themselves not their price.


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Jag please. 120 & 140 I love.  At 15 years old [no license] but my uncle let me drive his 1952 XK120 on a couple of occasions.  A thirty mine drive home on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Conn. on 3 or 4 occasion. What a thrill for a kid.


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John Kuvakas
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I love the looks of the Jag and the driving experience of the 190. Both cars required a lot of involvement to drive fast but that was part of the allure back then. 

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Jag XK140 has STYLE!👍🏻🤪

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John Bono
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Today I'll take the precision M-B craftmanship over the inferior Jaguar quality. What's the point of having more HP if you can't get the Jag to start?

John Bono
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In 1970 I had gotten a promotion and bought a new Mercedes to celebrate. Just over three years the electrical system started shorting out with 18,000 miles. The dealership told me that it would be cheaper to replace the wiring harness rather than them try to find the problem at a cost of $1200. Shortly after that the head gasket blew and had to be replaced. I fully realize that Jaguars had lots of problems but back then but so did MB.


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Cruise to the holiday weekend with this new arrival!

This is the 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Open top Jade Metallic in 1:43 scale by Stamp Models.

Order yours today! 👇

https://bit.ly/3OMNnVO