1961 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    178 mi / 287 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    12104220022643
  • Engine number 
    121-928-20-000478
  • Lot number 
    214
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

UK-supplied, right-hand drive 190 SL. Just 178 miles since total ground-up restoration in 2017Complete body, interior and mechanical refurbishment by Premium Classic CarsMatching numbers engine fully rebuilt. Some driver-focused upgradesFinished in authentic grey/blue paintwork with a quality Poppy Red leather interior and navy blue hoodAccompanied by a stage by stage account of the work carried outon file with supporting invoices, spare keys, V5cand MOT to July 2021This very rare matching numbers right-hand drive example is one of just 562 produced for the worldRHDmarket, with around 250 believed to still be in existence todayOffered here is a fabulously well-restored Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster presenting in a lovely colour combination with Grey/Blue paint and aPoppy Red interior. According to Daimler-Benz archives, this particular example was manufactured in September 1961, to UK-specification in right-hand drive with options including headlamps for left-hand driving and instruments with English inscriptions.Our vendor purchased this 190 SL in 2017 and took the decision to commission a full ground-up, nut and bolt restoration incorporating a few subtle modern updates for the purpose of touring. This work was entrusted to a recognised marque specialist, Premium Classic Cars, with all work evidenced in a stage-by-stage photographic account which accompanies the car in the file along with supporting invoices. The matching-numbers engine has been stripped and rebuilt along with all other mechanical aspects. For added peace of mind, our vendor also commissioned a post-restoration inspection report by a leading marque specialist which also accompanies the car.This report summarises the restoration; 767 XPL been made into an excellent example of a Mercedes-Benz 190SL. A top quality, thorough, nut and bolt restoration has been carried out; mechanicals, body, interior, all to the highest standard. With use and the acquisition of genuine patina I have every confidence that this car will meet your expectations of ownership from a well-restored 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL.Subtle updates include front disc brakes for safety, a Webber carburettor conversion that very nicely incorporates the original air-box - a popular update for improved performance, and a modern DAB radio with period appearance.Having covered just under 200 miles since restoration and dry stored correctly, the car currently presents reallywell. The Grey/Blue (DB166) paintwork is just beautiful and really suits the silhouette, the interior is simply stunning and very well finished in Poppy Red leather with matching carpets and a period Becker Mexico, and the Navy Bluehood fits perfectly. The car fires into life on-the-button and is reported to drive as well as it looks. Offered with an MOTvalid until the end of July 2021, the aforementioned history file, inspection report, current V5c and various other supporting documents.We have currently run out of superlatives but, when we find some more, they will be pointed in the direction of this simply exquisite Mercedes 'Boulevardier'.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location Monday to Friday between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact our office on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail contact Steven on 07500 040422 / [email protected] The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the 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.1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SLhttps://youtu.be/sWLqPtL0JcEfalse