Lot 176 - 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||33,036 miles|
|Estimate||£95,000 - £115,000|
- Only two fastidious owners since new
- Beautiful and extremely well maintained example
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, together with the 300 SL, 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 190 SL, alongside the bigger 300 SL, was neat, sporty and with dashing lines. 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 carburettors delivering a respectable 108bhp for that era. The lines were exquisite and it was universally acclaimed for its design and performance.
This spectacular 190 SL has only had two owners throughout its 57 years on the road. Finished in the striking colour combination of white with contrasting blue leather interior, this car looks superb on a hot sunny day with the roof down. On sending the car to Richard Miles, the Wandsworth-based and well respected factory trained Mercedes-Benz specialist for a service, he declared that this was one of the very best example he had come across and was in fact one of the few 190s he had seen that had not suffered with corrosion at any stage of its life. These cars have a reputation for being uncomplicated mechanically and any parts required can generally be sourced via various Owners Clubs and Mercedes-Benz themselves. These are truly classy cars of the period, this most elegant of sporting tourers simply awaits its next custodian.
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