Thursday, 28 September 2017

1959 MERCEDES BENZ 190 SL (LHD) - Renaissance Classic Sports Cars Ripley Surrey GU23 6HB


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Renaissance Classic Sports Cars
Trackspeed House Portsmouth Road Ripley Surrey GU23 6HB 
Telephone: 01483 225878      


Produced between May 1955 and February 1963, the 190 SL prototype was first seen at the New York Auto show in 1954 and would be made available with an optional removable hard-top. This two-door super luxury roadster shared many stylistic features of the iconic 300SL, it’s easy to see how the elegant and sophisticated profile of this model inspired celebrities and personalities of the 1950’s era including Grace Kelly and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The reliable four-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed manual gear-box made for a rewarding drive. For the first few years of production, the 190SL was available as a sports racing model with aluminium doors, small plexiglass windscreen and one-piece leather racing bucket seats. In 1959 the hard-tops rear window was enlarged.

Vehicle Overview.
Having been subject to a sympathetic restoration recently, this 190SL really presents well. This car was originally delivered to Italy and exported to Japan then recently imported back to the U.K. Having spent the vast majority of its life in warm dry climates, this example has no costly corrosion issues other examples sadly suffer from. The paint code DB50 White coachwork is totally blemish free and works fantastically with the elegant lines of this model.
The interior of this example also presents beautifully. The Maroon (242) leather seats and trim is all in excellent order. Many original features remain including all VDO dials and gauges, gear knob and note the original FM Blaupunkt Stereo.

Having satisfied our 131 point extensive mechanical inspection upon arrival, faults if any will have been identified and rectified. Within the history file for this car you will discover a mass of documents detailing a recent mechanical overhaul carried out by a marque specialist in Japan.
Still sitting upon its original 13’ ventilated steel wheels in near perfect condition wearing correct Michelin radial tyres. The brakes perform well on a test and have ample stopping power.
Import documents. Current V5. Presentation folder full of recent invoices and documents. 131 mechanical report. To be sold with up to date MOT.



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