1962 Mercedes Benz 190SL – SOLD

With the phenomenal success of the race bred 300SL the opportunity presented itself for Mercedes to capitalise on an aspirational audience. The result was the smaller 190SL which still maintained many design cues from the more exotic 300SL, most notably the unusual eyebrows over the wheel arches. This 1962 right hand drive 190SL was first registered in Victoria in 1963. The most highly original car in Australia, it has traveled only 66,000 miles, has all matching numbers and related documents ( including original registration number plates). Finished in Ivory with completely original BlauSchwartz interior it shows the subtle patina of its 3 previous owners. It still has its original waterproof German soft-top in fantastic condition. Kept in the Pine Ridge Auto Museum for some 12 years whilst the owner was overseas, the car has been well maintained and used regularly and has an impeccable pedigree and history all documented. It comes with its original tool kit and canvas roll pouch, original spare wheel, jack and wheel brace. The car even has its original Mercedes stamped foot pedals which shows just how well kept this car is. 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 only component that is not original is the battery which has been replaced with a type of the era. The transmission is smooth with no clunks of slipping and is an absolute pleasure to drive. All features are working, the manual wind clock keeps immaculate time, 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. We haven't seen a more original, better documented or better running car and its finished in the highly sought after ivory colourway.