1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL
In 1984 the owner purchased this car because he saw one and really liked it. He was able to do so with ease. He drove it several times but with many more cars, this one fell off the top of the list. As the years went by, it was driven here and there by his family and employees, kept up and maintained.
He passed away several years ago and his son has been slowly going through the small collection.
We know that it was repainted back in the 80's in the original White/Grey color and the seats and interior were reupholstered in the original red leather at that same time. It is believed that the engine is all original and only has 62,000 miles. The son doesn't remember his Dad adding the dual Weber side draft carburetors so those may have been on it when it was purchased in 84. The original Solex carbs and intake are NOT with the car. However, the original hard top IS included.
The 1.9L SOHC makes about 120 HP and is based on the block of it's big brother, the 300 SL. She pulls well but isn't going to win any drag races. A very enjoyable car to drive. The four wheel drum brakes are quite capable of stopping this car.
This car is in great shape, runs and drives well and has no rust or rot. It does show some signs of use and the paint shows it's 30 years but still shines very nicely. Color sanding and a buff may help her back some.
There is nothing that stands out as a major problem.
As the 300 SLs have soared into the stratosphere, their younger siblings have also started to rise but are MUCH more affordable than the big brother.
This Super Leicht can be had for the super price of $77,500
Any questions, to schedule a time to see her in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for the interest.
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