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1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL


Finished in its correct Black over Red leather, this restored, rust-free California example is the quintessential ‘60s head-turner.


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    Offered for sale is an original, numbers matching, rust free, lifetime California Mercedes-Benz 190SL. This roadster is absolutely immaculate. Finished in its correct factory Black (DB 040) over Red leather interior, this two owner Southern California owned 190SL is as mechanically and cosmetically solid as you will find. Its original owner, a Hollywood Entertainment Executive and well known Mercedes aficionado, went to incredible lengths to care for and preserve his car before transferring title to his close friend, a local Mercedes collector who drove the car sparingly every month and kept it regularly serviced. This very special car deserves an owner who will show the same level of care and appreciation its previous owners so diligently exhibited.

    The photographs tell the story of this 190’s impeccable condition both inside and out. The paint is perfect, deep and lustrous, free of any and all flaws. Its black finish has been well preserved through weekly details and no exposure to the elements whatsoever. The chrome is original and in great condition. The wheels are perfect and wrapped in white wall tires with plenty of remaining tread. The glass and rubber is in very good condition. The trunk is dry and free of any rust. The underbody is exceptional. This is a rust free car. The interior is flawless. There is not a mark on any of the leather interior. The seats are perfect, the door panels are perfect, the dash is perfect. The carpets were recently replaced and are flawless. This car gets looks wherever it goes, receiving thumbs up and waves from all of its passionate onlookers.

    As exceptional as the cosmetics are, its mechanical condition is equally impressive. Its second owner did a complete engine and transmission rebuild and the result is a car that drives with more power and smooth performance than any other 190SL I have had the pleasure of driving. The compression on the engine is perfect. There are no leaks on the car and it starts right up, without any hesitation or smoke. It’s extremely tight and a joy to drive.

    We want this car to go to a great home. I am happy to validate its exceptional condition by taking the car to any local mechanic or inspector of your choosing. You will not be let down by this beautiful piece of Mercedes-Benz history.

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