A fine example of Mercedes-Benz’s stylish junior sports car, suited for touring and club events. Subject of a cosmetic restoration in attractive colors with correct original details.
Our featured 190SL is an attractive example of Mercedes-Benz’s 1950’s style leader, benefitting from a well-maintained cosmetic restoration. Presented in tidy condition in a striking combination of metallic silver over red leather, this lovely SL is ideal for casual motoring on your favorite back roads. According to the serial number, this is a later-production 1961 model that was likely first titled in 1962. The most recent owner acquired this car in 2010, and he has enjoyed the car as part of his extensive collection ever since. Shortly after purchasing it, the owner commissioned further restoration work, including new paint in 2013, and thorough mechanical service to prepare it for road use. It now presents in very good order, showing crisp detailing, with consistent shut lines and excellent paint. A critical eye may find some very slight imperfections in the bodywork, yet the overall look is sharp and pleasing. Exterior brightwork is also in good order, with the bumpers and moldings displaying excellent plating with only slight polish marks from regular care. Some pieces, such as the windscreen surround appear to be outstanding original items. The car rides on original 13-inch steel wheels shod with black wall radials and correct color-keyed hubcaps and trim rings. A rare factory hardtop is included in the sale, which has been restored and painted to match the body.