1959 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    157
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Gray
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis # 121042109500324
Engine no.112.921-10-9500343

- Restored vehicle
- Fitted with a hard-top
- Iconic model
- No reserve

A more economical alternative to its big sister, the legendary 300 SL, the 190SL helped build up the reputation of the "Sport Leicht" Roadster lineage, which still remains at the heart of the Mercedes-Benz range today.
Registered on July 1, 1959, the car on offer joined the collection in 2013 after having benefitted from a restoration. It combines an elegant dark gray metallic livery with beautiful burgundy red leather interior and matching carpets. The sound body is complemented by a rare hardtop. The passenger compartment provides three seats, the last of which is arranged perpendicular to the road, behind the front seats. The dashboard features a vintage Radiomatic car radio and the odometer reads 9,706 km. The hood has also been restored and is in a perfect state. At the time of its purchase, and in order to perfect the condition, more than 10,000 € were spent: repair of the carburetors, replacement of the silent blocs, adaptation of an electronic ignition, overhaul of the brakes, treatment of the underbody, adjustments to the engine etc. The chrome, in good condition of use, contributes to the highlighting of the lovely colors of this car. We also noted the presence of a stainless steel exhaust system. In addition to the major milestone it represents in the history of the brand, this restored example offers an interesting combination of colors and a homogenous condition. It is therefore easy to understand why this car joined this beautiful collection.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1959-mercedes-benz-190-sl-no-reserve-3980-157

Photos © Mathieu Bonnevie