1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Restored

Exceptional Mille Miglia Eligible Early 190SL

Vehicle Description

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1955 | COLOUR: Black DB040 | INTERIOR TRIM: Cream Leather | PRICE: £199,750


Original Italian delivered to European specification & residing in dry state of Italy before finding its way to Switzerland where the current owner imported to the UK where now registered.

Retains many of the early feature of first production 190SL's & is eligible & well suited for the modern Mille Miglia event which is reserved only for cars that participated in the original & historic race held between 1927 to 1957. This is a crucial factor for many classic car enthusiasts as it was recently discovered a Mercedes Benz 190SL was privately entered in the 1956 race & thus joins the privileged list of vehicles.

The Mercedes Benz 190SL was manufactured from 1955 to 1963. This 1955 is one of the very first & original 190SL's in production & has the desirable early specifications & interior like the “Gullwing” type sports seats.

A matching engine & chassis numbers 190SL in its original black exterior colour complemented by black mohair hood & cream leather interior makes for a superb finish to early style “Gullwing” seats providing for a firmer & sportier seating position. Great basis for a conversion to the optional factory SLR specification to make for a light weight racer with areo screen & cut down doors.

Extensive full restoration work completed by its current owner retaining as much as possible attention to detail of original parts. The bodyshell was stripped down to bare metal & needed very little work to the outer body panels, a credit to its original state. Running superbly on original Solex carburettors set up by Parry Chana of Lux Classics & complete run down mile post restoration work.

This 190SL comes with extensive history file detailing the restoration, original documentation dating back to 1960’s & invoices to 1970’s. A small window hardtop comes complete with all chrome fittings together with a radio delete plate.

This vehicle is available for viewing in the UK on an appointment basis & would suit a collector with whom this vehicle will represent a good acquisition opportunity.


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