1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL - RHD, UK Supplied, Exceptional! For Sale
First registered on the 18th April 1962, and supplied new to a Mrs Walpole in Chertsey, Surrey. This very rare UK-Supplied matching numbers Right-Hand-Drive 190SL is one of just 562 produced.
Finished in its original colour scheme of DB608 Ivory with a Red Leather interior and fitted with a new black soft top as per the data card. A fantastic period colour which looks as great today, as it back in 1962!
Fresh from a near three year restoration, the car, needless to say, presents beautifully. The paintwork is in exceptional condition and is unmarked. All exterior chromework looks stunning and all glass and light lenses are optically perfect. The doors open and close with a wonderfully reassuring click, with no slamming required. Such is the case with a low mileage car, with original parts that aren’t tired and worn out.
The interior is a wonderful place to sit, with great cushioning from the soft red leather seats. The inside features all period correct stitching and patterns on the seats and door cards. All interior chrome is in great condition. The cabin is nicely topped off by the ever wonderful square weave carpets in red that fit wonderfully. Fitted with the correct Michelin ZX tyres, including a new an unused spare, with unmarked hubcaps and wheel trims, the car drives well.
The engine bay presents itself beautifully with great paintwork and factory correct detailing, with all correct hoses and clips used throughout. The bonnet, original to the car, features its body number stamping. Mechanically rebuilt, the matching numbers engine fitted with its restored and correct Solex carburetors runs very well, pulling strongly.
The car was taken off the road in the late 70’s, before a nut and bolt restoration was started in late 2015. With an MOT in 1975 showing its mileage at just 19,777 miles, along with the lack of wear inside the engine when rebuilt, it is believed that the current milage of 19,917 to be correct.
This presents a wonderful opportunity to purchase a home market 190SL in fantastic condition, it’s a very usable car, that would be proud to show off or would represent a great addition to any classic collection.
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