Even back at its launch in 1954 in New York, it was already clear the 190SL was ahead of its time. With engineering and iconic lines templated from its faster, more expensive sister the 300SL, this is a car with pedigree, class and speed. The car was in showrooms on sale at the same time as the 300SL and in 1960 the iconic shape and lines of this car earned rave reviews worldwide. There were those that proclaimed that the 190SL was possibly the prettiest model ever produced by Mercedes Benz. Without doubt this car will be an absolute showstopper. The 190SL commands presence that stops traffic and has been known to cause queues at any petrol station.
Chassis no. 121-042-6503694 is a matching numbers car. The car is offered with its original factory hardtop and comes with an excellent history file which unusually includes the original bill of sale.
The Mille Miglia organisers recognised the eligibility of the Mercedes 190 from these early years and whilst the cars are so very rare it was not a surprise to see 2 cars running this year in Brescia. The Mercedes 190 offers fantastic versatility when contemplating and entry to the Mille Miglia. Being a convertible motorcar it is so well suited for the inclement weather that has become part and parcel of the event in recent years. This year we had 90-degree sunshine for several days and colossal thunderstorms in the area of Rome. The car is of course a joy to drive, offering plentiful storage for luggage in the boot and a fact that I know will appeal to many. The 190SL is a motorcar that can be enjoyed with family and friends at weekends whilst being able to be used on such very special prestigious events as the Mille Miglia.
The Mercedes 190SL is currently one of the fastest appreciating classic cars from this era and represents a fantastic investment opportunity. Cars presented in this condition are increasingly rare and as such, this gives the opportunity to purchase a truly iconic vehicle a Mercedes, which has now become tipped as one of the strongest classic cars for investment presently. Given the very low numbers in which these early cars survive and the ever increasing demand for matching numbers cars that are eligible for the Mille Miglia, I am quite certain this car will not be available for very long.
As part of our preparation for the car we will meticulously prepare the car the for Mille Miglia event for 2018. We will fit the correctly calibrated rally trip meter, discretely appointed USB charging socket for the telephone and further upgrade to the engine cooling to include a high flow radiator and Kenlow electric fan. We will also of course be able to prepare all of the required photographs and assist with the entry for the event for 2018.
We welcome viewings at our premises here in Suffolk at anytime via an appointment so please do not hesitate to contact us. Overseas visitors are most welcome and can be collected from all London airports with accommodation arranged.
Should a classic or competition car be available for part exchange, we would also have no hesitation in considering the details.
Shipping and Delivery
Worldwide delivery of the car can be facilitated with ease. If in mainland Europe, Phil as always will be delighted to deliver the car personally via covered trailer.
Beyond Europe, International shipping is can be arranged via Cars International who have the expertise and experience to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time and with no unexpected costs.