Mercedes Benz 1960 190SL RHD
Premium Classic Cars have for sale and example of this car currently undergoing a nut and bolt restoration scheduled for completed in July/August this year. The car is to be restored in the iconic and highly desirable colour scheme of silver grey with poppy red leather interior. The car has less than 21,000 miles from new. Milometer is supported with documentation. Chassis no. 121-042-20-015135 is a matching numbers car originally painted black (DB40). The car has currently reached an exciting and advanced stage of restoration. The body shell stripped to bare metal and prepared for painting. In parallel with the engine being re-built, a complete overhaul of the cooling and running gear is in progress. The car is to be completely rewired with a new Mercedes Benz wiring loom. Chrome is to be completely re-plated. The car will be supplied to the new owner with a full Waxoil treatment and the intention is to paint the complete underside of the car with Raptor which is the latest paint protection formula offering 100% preservation from stone chips and road grime, but not detracting from the presentation of the car as it left the factory in 1960.
Attention to detail, correct satin black engine bay and satin black boot area is something we pride ourselves in. The car will give a smooth power delivery and is available on Webbers should a client prefer the increased driveability acquired over the original Solex which are available if preferred. Sure footed handling coupled with rattle free progress all combine to complete a driving experience rarely enjoyed from cars of this era. A full photographic record of this restoration is being compiled to support an already excellent history file. Quite simply this is an opportunity to purchase one of the very best 190SLs in the world having just completed a ground up restoration to the highest standards by Marque experts.
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 when finished. The 190SL commands presence that stops traffic and has been known to cause queues at any petrol station.
The car is scheduled to be completed with a black mohair roof providing an excellent fit, facilitating motoring at motorway speeds with no flapping! Premium Classic Cars offer an uprated retro style stereo and / or sat nav with optional extra electric aerial. We typically fit such cars with a USB socket and recommend strongly that our fully restored high flow radiators for cooling are complimented with an electric Kenlow fan such that encounters with traffic be it an interstate in the US, the M25 London Ring Road or even Milan traffic in the height of summer will not unsettle a freshly rebuilt Mercedes Benz engine.
To discuss this car on the basis of a fixed price with all work complete, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We welcome viewings at our premises here in Suffolk at any time via an appointment. Overseas are most welcome and can be collected from all London airports with accommodation arranged. In the instance of this particular car any prospective clients enquiring imminently have the choice of finished paint colour and indeed hides for the interior (our experience is that many clients relish the chance to choose the final colour of their car and interior. Worldwide delivery of the car can be facilitated with ease. Should a classic or competition car be available in part exchange, we would welcome the chance to consider this. In Europe we deliver the cars with our own transport, however international shipping is easily arranged with CARS International Transport who are located near to our premises.