1964 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    889937
  • Engine number 
    V7443
  • Lot number 
    248
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Carmen Red
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

Originally left-hand drive anddistributed to Jaguar Cars, New York in early 1964Returned to the UK in 2014 finished in Opalescent Gold Sand and stillmatching numbersConverted to right-hand drive and superbly restored over the last few yearsStripped to bare metal and new panels and new floors were fitted where requiredCarefully prepared and properly finished in glorious Carmen Red; retrimmed in black leatherNew stainless steel exhaust, an uprated radiator, mainly new wiring looms,alternator conversion,new 4-pot brakes, rear hubs overhauled, new chrome wires, new centre consoleWith all the additional jobs, our vendor has spent in excess of 40,000 returning this lovely Jaguar to its bestChosen to feature in a forthcoming 'Classic Car Weekly' featureYou 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, from Thursday 29th October until Thursday 12th November (inclusive). Please contact Joe Watts on 07779 082707/ [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.Introduced in May 1961, the Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Fixed Head Coup was a sensation with fabulous looks and amazing performance unrivalled at the price. Often heralded as the most beautiful car of all time, Jaguar, not surprisingly, made no significant changes until the introduction of the 4.2 engine in October 1964.According to its Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this, left-hand drive, Series 1 3.8 Fixed-head Coup, was distributed to Jaguar Cars, New York in early 1964.Originally supplied in Opalescent Gold Sand with a Black interior this matching numbers, manual gearbox carreturned to the UK in 2014 and was initially prepared for a life on British roads. A few years ago the decision was taken to fully restore it and it has since enjoyed an 18-month renovation. The car was taken back to bare metal,new panels were fitted where required and it was converted from left to right-hand drivebefore being superbly finished in gleaming Carmen Red.The interior was totally refurbished in Black leather which, according to the vendor is 95% new and 5% original, and a new Beige headlining was carefully fitted. Other work included a new stainless steel exhaust, an uprated radiator, mainly new wiring looms, an alternator conversion, and the rear hubs were overhauled. Lots of the other minor jobs, inherent in any major restoration, were carried out along with hours of detailing and the car was finished last year. The new door seals need bedding in, a task best accomplished by using the car on a regular basis.The overall presentation of this Carmen Red car is delightful with a lovely interior and a superb engine bay.The Series 1, 3.8 Fixed Head Coup is seen by many as the most attractive of all, with its svelte silhouette, graceful curves and purity of line, and freshly prepared for sale, this most desirable of E-Types is now ready to be enjoyed.1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHChttps://youtu.be/m0n91CBgb5sfalse