1961 Mercedes Benz 190SL – SOLD

Signal Red
This 1961 right hand drive 190SL was first registered in Victoria in 1961. Impeccably presented and Australian delivered it has travelled a mere 102584 miles, has all matching numbers and related documents ( including original registration number plates). In fact its history is documented in 2 very large binders full of hand written notes and receipts, a testament to its last owner of over 35 years. Finished in flawless Mercedes Signal Red with original Schwarz interior it shows a subtle patina. It has an immaculate German soft-top in fantastic condition. It also has the rare hard top option that most of the 190sl's world wide are missing and is essential to any serious collector. The interior is true to its original factory specifications with the genuine Mercedes moulded rubber mats in place as well as the square weave carpeting in A1 condition. 190sl's never came with carpet on the front cabin floor space. It comes with its original tool kit and canvas roll pouch, original spare wheel, jack and wheel brace. The car drives immaculately with all its original components, mechanical fuel pump, solex carburetors. The engine has not been media blasted or detailed, a testament to how well maintained this car is. The transmission is smooth with no clunks or slipping and is an absolute pleasure to drive. All features are working, all vents slides are smooth, all gauges show the correct data accurately, the speedometer has recently been calibrated by VDO, all lights operate as designed, the seats have not been reupholstered or padded but are well supported and full of character. Exceptional pedigree, extensive documentation, Australian delivered, RHD, both Hard Top and Soft Top, matching numbers, sought after colour-way, flawless condition, all period correct factory details it will suit the most fastidious buyer/collector.