Lot 353 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 190c Fintail

Lot 353 - 1965  Mercedes-Benz 190c Fintail

Lot 353 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 190c Fintail

Lot Number 353
Registration ELA 503C
Chassis Number 11001022111990
Engine Number 12192422005863
Odometer reading 55,200 miles
Estimate £8,000 - £12,000
Result Sold - £9,520

We are delighted to present this 1965 first series (1961 – 1965), Mercedes-Benz 190c Heckflosse, or Fintail as it is commonly known. The prominent white coachwork, with its elegant fins and curvaceous bonnet, is in very good order and is complemented by the contrasting red, tough and stylish M-B Tex interior, noted for its comfort, space and vertically designed odometer. In the rear, the occupants also benefit from the additional seat belts; an important safety factor today. On a recent test, the Fintail’s 1897cc four-cylinder petrol engine pulled well with gear changes transmitted through the automatic gearbox whilst the brakes, with discs at the front and drums at the rear, drew the Mercedes to a reassuring halt. This is a righthand drive example that was first registered in Copthorne, Sussex on 6th April 1965, to a Mr Herbert Victor White as noted upon the original log book. The accompanying history file includes records of recent works totalling in the region of £7,500, the original green log book, old MoT test certificates, a current MoT test certificate valid until 30th August 2018, a UK V5 registration document, letters of correspondence and a copy of a recent article featuring this 190c in Classic Mercedes Magazine.

These classic Mercedes-Benz motor cars are now being recognised in a market where it is becoming ever more difficult to find good examples of a marque at reasonable prices. With comfort and space, especially in view of the enormous boot space, commanding grill and acres of brightwork, we are sure that this Fintail will find a lucky new owner to enjoy the classic Mercedes-Benz experience and ideal for Goodwood (picnic hamper not included).

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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