PCH, High Cost Of Admission Edition: Mercedes-Benz 190SL or Jaguar XK140?Murilee Martin5/29/08 5:20pmFiled to: Choose Your Eternity1950s19561956 Jaguar XK14019581958 Mercedes-Benz 190SLProject Car HellXK140ConvertibleJaguarMercedesMercedes-Benz59EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe had another close one yesterday, but the '69 Crown managed to edge out the '59 Datsun in the race to the Lake Of Fire in the Choose Your Eternity poll. We've seen some pretty affordable cars lately (well, affordable to start with, before you start buying parts), but what about Hell Projects that raise the pressure in the boiler by starting out with gut-punch price tags? You must finish a project that you spent 30 or 50 grand just acquiring, right? And if you need to spend $5,000 on a windshield or crankshaft... well, what choice do you have? Can't give up now! We've picked a couple of cars that, if restored, would bring tears to the eyes of vintage racers and eagle-eyed concours worshipers alike, and would fetch vast sums from the same crowd. If restored.