Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster

Body styleCabriolet
TransmissionManual
Mileage27401 km
Year1959
VAT / MarginMargin
  • Total restoration by marque-specialist
  • Recent engine overhaul
  • Extensive maintenance
  • Silver gray DB-180 with red leather interior
  • Offered with history-file and invoices.
138.500,-

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Let’s travel back in time, to September 1953 to be precise. held a meeting, during which the participants discussed, among other things, a new model and how Mercedes could increase their sales in the American market. At that time, Mercedes had the 180 with four doors in production. The idea was to use this model as a basis for a convertible variant. One specific participant in this meeting was anything but convinced. This person was Hoffman, the Mercedes-Benz importer for the United States. He proposed using the 300 SL Gullwing as a basis because he had a clear vision about the American public and their needs. If the new model could even come close to this spectacular model, then Mercedes might have a chance to increase their sales in the United States.

Unfortunately, we were not present at this meeting, but according to experts, it was decided at that time to present a prototype of a Mercedes-Benz roadster during the 1954 exhibition in New York. Automotive journalists and other interested parties praised this prototype, encouraging Mercedes to proceed with production. In 1955, the 190 SL Roadster appeared at the Geneva Motor Show, and the rest is more or less history. Unbeknownst at the time, Mercedes had set the tone for their roadsters. A highly sought-after classic, this 190 SL, with the true Mercedes-Benz feeling.

This particular example is a 1959 190 SL, featuring a beautiful colour combination of grey (DB-180) with a red leather interior. Restoration work on this car was carried out by a recognised specialist, and recently the engine has been overhauled.

Due to the restoration and overhaul work, this 190 SL is in excellent condition. Both the paintwork, the bumpers, and the chrome work look well-maintained, and the body parts has nice alignment. The interior, with its red leather upholstery, forms an elegant ensemble, with both the beautiful gauges, the nice steering wheel, and the dashboard also in a tidy and well-maintained condition. Under the hood, we can say that the whole looks in good health. The engine has been recently overhauled, and runs smoothly. This example also drives well, benefiting from the recent overhaul work. Overall, it makes a solid impression, and both the gear change and the braking being precise.

This Mercedes 190 SL comes with extensive documentation, including various invoices. This will give you a good idea of the work carried out by the recognised specialist on this example.

Are you interested in this 190 SL? Then contact us now by filling in the ‘request more information’ form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You are, of course, welcome to visit Gallery Aaldering in Brummen.

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