1961 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    8 222 mi / 13 233 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    12104010023233
  • Engine number 
    12192810001157
  • Lot number 
    442
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Graphite Silver
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

A lovely, left-hand drive, 190 SL presented in Graphite Silver with a BambooMB-TexVinyl interiorImported from California around fouryears ago and in our private vendor'sownership ever sinceHehas enthusiastically restored the 190, known to the family as Grace, including a colour change from the original Cream to Graphite. The interior remains originalPresents beautifully in the metal. Regularly seen at classic car events and festivalsWe recommend any inspection of this simply lovely 190 SL. One for the driving enthusiastBuilt alongside and sharing many of the iconic styling features of the legendary 300SL Roadster, the Mercedes 190SL combined superb build quality with understated styling and a not insignificant, 104 bhpfrom the 1.9-litre four-stroke engine. An instant hit, the three-pronged star sparkled amidst the gloom of post-war austerity. The 1955 launch of the 190SL, cemented Mercedes-Benzs reputation as the car manufacturer for those who wanted elegance, build quality and a decent turn of speed. Its hugely successful production ran to 25,881 cars from 1955 until 1963, mainly in left-hand drive form, with most going to the North American market.This, left-hand drive Mercedes 190 SL, is quite simply one of the very best 190 SLs weve ever seen and is presented in Graphite Silver with the original BambooMB-Tex Vinyl interior. The present owner has owned the car, known to the family as 'Grace', for just under fouryears, having purchased it shortly after it was imported from California. Since then,the car has undergone an extensive restoration by the vendor himself, including a colour change from the original cream to a really stylish shade ofgraphite silver, whilst retaining the original tan interior, the combination of which works exceptionally well in our opinion. Silverstone Auctions really do welcome and encourage interested parties to come and see this elegant Mercedesfor yourself and let the charms of Grace speak for themselves. Regularly seen at classic car events and festivals, this particular 190 SLis ready for its next owner to use and enjoy. Classic car ownership at its purest and very best.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October 12th November. Please contact Harryon 01926691141/ [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SLhttps://youtu.be/zZCkWOjT_dIfalse