Beautifully restored 1960 Mercedes 190SL finished in Silver over Red. UK Registered and just under 5,500 miles since restoration.
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was first displayed at the New York motor show in 1954 and can be largely credited to Max Hoffman who foresaw that the competition success of the 300 SL Gullwing could translate into a popular vehicle for the USA market. The 190 sat at half the price of its bigger 6-cylinder brother in the 300SL and subsequently outsold the more expensive model eight-fold.
In total, around 26,000 190 SLs were produced between 1955-1963 with around 70% of these being delivered to the USA. It was the stunning design and complete usability of the car that suited the US market so well, especially in states such as California.
This example was produced in 1960 and has recently enjoyed a thorough restoration on the bodywork, interior and mechanically, covering just under 5,500 miles since the work was carried out. Finished in a beautiful combination of Silver over Red, this 190SL sits as a perfect car to add to the finest of collections or to be used at a sunny weekend.