Lot 265 - 1960 12987 190SL

Lot 265 - 1960 12987 190SL

Lot 265 - 1960 12987 190SL

Lot Number 265
Registration KFL538
Chassis Number 12104020015135
Engine Number 12192820015037
Odometer reading 17,300
Estimate £50,000 - £56,000
Result Sold - £54,880

The Mercedes-Benz 190SL, together 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 boasted four inline cylinders with a chain driven overhead camshaft and two Solex 44PHH carburettors, 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.

This charming righthand drive 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL was supplied new to the United Kingdom and registered in January 1960. This original Mercedes is finished in black with black roof and in the last six months has had the interior restored with new maroon leather, the front and rear bumpers re-plated in chrome and serviced by Rodger Edwards Motors, Amersham who are renowned experts in classic Mercedes-Benz cars. This 190SL comes with V5C registration document and a file containing invoices from Rodger Edwards. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a good looking Mercedes 190SL in excellent condition, which is ready for rallies or long distance touring.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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