1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL RoadsterSOLD
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They were popular at the time because, in spite of being more expensive than their British counterparts the Austin-Healeys and Jaguars, they had superb build quality and reliability.

Today, some of these beautiful cars are enjoying second lives as weekend tourers, club event cars, and rally cars for those same reasons. The well restored ones will perform as they did when new. They cruise at 80 on the interstates, keep all the rain out, have effective fresh air ventilation, wipers, and large alfin brakes. Inside,the cars have amenities such as his and hers separate heater and fresh air vents, door-switched courtesy lights, and pockets in the doors. ThereŇs generous room the lockable trunk. The supple independent suspension (the same as on the 280SLs) works well on rough roads and smooth. 190SL Group members use their cars for summer tours from the Alaskan Highway to Park Avenue, and do rallies from The Colorado Grand to Classic Adelaide.

Our 190SL is one of the best restored ones we have ever had. It had a ground-up body overhaul and paint by California Mercedes restorer Jurgen Klockemann. After driving it a bit, our customer sent the car to 190SL specialists Sports Leicht Restorations in North Carolina for a thorough sorting out. As he was planning to do some 1000-mile rallies, it was decided to do a complete mechanical overhaul before the 2002 New England 1000.

This work included overhauls of carburetor and fuel system, engine and transmission, front axle and steering box, rear axle and drive shaft, electrical system and wiring, and thorough cosmetic detailing of all related parts. Uprated shocks and swaybar, combined with modern radial tires, enhance handling qualities without adding unwanted stiffness.

This is a vintage sportscar which is eligible for all known vintage rallies, and will not need to be trailered to and from. All the above-described work is documented.

Sold, seeking similar car for stock.
$65,000

Reference Number 4788

as of 11/3/2006

Overview
Car 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
VIN 121042106502677 
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver /      Dark Blue 
Mileage 26,000 miles 
Options Exterior: Metallic paint
Interior: Leather interior 
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