1960 Mercedes 190SL-SOLD

Color: White / Black

Engine: 1982cc

Top speed: 171 km/h (106 mph)

Excellent History

Original, numbers matching car

 

The Mercedes-Benz 190Sl is a convertible Grand Touring car that was introduced by Mercedes-Benz at the 1954 New York Auto Show. The 190SL was sold alongside the faster, more expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL, which it closely resembled in its styling, engineering, detailing and fully independent suspension–both cars sharing double wishbone suspensions at the front and swing axles at the rear. The 190SL was powered by a new, slightly over-square 1.9 L I-4 cylinder SOHC engine.

The detail of this car is amazing and when fully restored, this car will turn heads wherever it goes. With original interior and numbers matching, this is a prime candidate for restoration. Moreover, the history of this particular car is unparalleled: a one owner car from new, purchased in Stuttgart, Germany in 1960 and lovingly named “Delores,” after her owner Delores Lovette-Dixon (6 Feb 1934 – 9 Dec 1998)–The first African-American woman to buy a 190SL in Germany. Carefully maintained over the years, a sudden mechanical failure left it set for over 26 years to where we find it today.

The 190SL is currently appreciating rapidly and, with few remaining, restored examples are currently fetching $250,000.