1955 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

This Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was imported to Italy from America in 1995. The previous owner then embarked on a no expense spared restoration at a cost of some €90,000, renewing and reconditioning every part where necessary prior to completing the work with a high quality repaint in classic Mercedes-Benz silver, complemented by a new leather interior in red hide and a new black hood. Such was the thoroughness of the restoration that even the original Solex carburettors were reconditioned, an important detail as they cannot be found as spares and most 190 SLs now have popular but not original Weber items installed. The car was subject of a detailed specialist’s report this summer, which confirmed its outstanding condition. This is an exceptional example of the ever popular 1950’s entry level sports c