1963 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    121040-10-025168
  • Lot number 
    371
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Dutch registration
Chassis # 121040-10-025168

- High level restoration
- Model of great elegance
- The sister of the 300SL Roadster
- Sold new in Holland

Presented in 1954 at the same time as the 300 SL, the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL sports a very elegant line. This discreet and luxurious car had a nice long product career, to the delight of drivers who appreciated comfort and refinement.
The car that we offer is part one of the last 190 SLs produced and, as such, benefits from all the improvements to the model over the years. In 1963, the last year of production, only 104 examples left the factory and this car is one of them.
Sold new in the Netherlands in May 1963, this car remained in this country throughout, where it was used regularly till 1994. That year, its current owner acquired the car with the idea to restore it completely. However, other projects have delayed it and it was not until nine years later that the restoration could begin. It was done without consideration of costs, all parts being disassembled and repaired or replaced with new parts, provided mostly by Mercedes- Benz, Germany. The car was repainted a gray metallic colour and received new red-coloured upholstery, these matching colours are often considered the most attractive for this car. Five years later, the restoration ended and the result was a 190 SL in absolutely superb condition. The car finally saw the road after 14 years and gave its owner the joy of irreproachable driving dynamics.
The car comes accompanied by a manual including, catalogues, invoices and an articles folder. Expertise from July 2011 assesses the value of the car as € 135,000. It also certifies that the car is in exceptional condition, leaving no doubt about the care and professionalism of its restoration. The new owner will enjoy without a second thought of this easy to use, elegant, comfortable and sufficiently powerful convertible for nice long drives.