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1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL *SOLD*
Item #: 21041
This 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL has been sold.
California Black Plate Car
**40 year owner**
190SL's "Sport Leichtbau" label denoted a sporting character and the use of lightweight aluminum for the hood, doors, and rear decklid. Rigid monocoque construction, roll-up windows, and an available aluminum hardtop were other 190SL virtues: 1,897 cc SOHC inline four-cylinder engine, twin Solex side draft carburetors, 105 HP, four-speed manual gearbox, fully independent suspension with front wishbones and coil springs, rear swing-axle with coil springs, and power-assisted four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 94.5.
This 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster is a restored example, with mechanical work performed over the years by local San Diego Mercedes Experts. It is now on display at the San Diego Auto Musuem's current exhibition: "Vision versus reality - From the Fires of Imagination to the Forge of Production," until October 2019. Recent work includes a complete carburetor rebuild, electric fuel pump and new transmission shift bushings. Detailed information from 40 years ownership is available.
As offered, this 190SL is handsomely finished in Mercedes 568 Red with tan leather interior including a fully upholstered rear seat, German "square weave" carpet, a Haartz Tan Canvas soft-top (rarely used), full tonneau cover and small window hardtop. Other outstanding accessories include the factory radio and speaker which comes with the car - as it is now equipped with a custom console and blue tooth radio (completely removable at the owner's election but a delight to enjoy for open road touring). A custom removable center console is fitted between the seats which Include original Kangol Seatbelts. The trunk is fully carpeted with proper German Tools and a very rare spare gas can designed to fit inside the spare tire.
The engine and engine compartment are highly detailed to match the rest of the car with correct components, decals and accessories all in place. An owner's manual is included. Now offered from a discerning collector, enthusiast and 40 year owner of this car this 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is simply captivating and a most stunning example of this iconic vehicle.
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