Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Pale Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: GL 710-117
egistration Number: 432 XUT Chassis Number: 121 0427503246
The magnificent example on offer was originally supplied to its first owner in Maryland / USA. Upon the car’s return to European shores a very well respected UK expert for the 190 SL, Redcastle Classics in Wales, embarked on a thorough bare metal restoration. The very sound basis was stripped down to the bare bodyshell and then shot blasted. Obviously on this occasion new panels were used wherever necessary, and as a result the front panel, the near side rear wing as well as the floor pans are new. The body was subsequently rustproofed, primed and painted in the striking Mercedes colour of petrol blue metallic.
In the meantime the engine benefitted from the same attention to detail: the crankshaft has been reground, new pistons w