1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL - (withdrawn)

 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL - (withdrawn)

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL - (withdrawn)

Registration OSV J47
Chassis Number 12104020021996
Engine Number 02200712192120
Odometer reading 31,600 miles
Estimate £38,000 - £45,000

The Mercedes-Benz 190SL with the 300SL made history at the New York International Motor Sports Show in February 1954 by being the first new production Mercedes- Benz to be unveiled outside of Germany. The impression given by the 190SL alongside the bigger 300SL was neat, sporty and with dashing lines. This was the trait of Mercedes-Benz designers Karl Wilfret and Walter Hacket. Despite opinions, the statistics tell their own tale as between May 1955 and February 1963, 25,881 of these cars were produced - it was a huge success for Mercedes-Benz. Its engine was a four inline cylinders with a chain driven overhead camshaft and two Solex 44PHH carburetors, delivering a respectable 108bhp for that era. The body was a monocoque design, welded to the shortened chassis of the type 180 saloon. A racing version with aluminium doors and a small windscreen was never produced although these parts could be ordered from the Factory for weekend racing.

With just four owners from new and a believed genuine mileage recorded, this extremely well presented example of the increasingly popular 190SL was originally laid up in this country for over 20 years until it was found in 2004. The engine had been changed back in 1962 and a fresh unit installed. As well as a high quality contrasting red leather interior and  bills for over £18,000 for works carried out during its re-commissioning, new elements include an, carburetors (originals units included), pipework, and  wiring as well as various other ancillaries. Supplied with an MoT test certificate valid until May of next year, history file and handbook as well as a factory hardtop and new mohair hood. These 190's are coming out of the 300's shade now and attracting the interest they rightly deserve.

Interested parties should note that this car has been sold and is therefor no longer available.

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