1959 Mercedes Benz W121 190SL with Blue Leather
White (050) with Blue Leather / 190SL
Extremely rare opportunity to purchase a 190SL that’s 95% percent there, with just some minor cosmetic issues remaining to be put right on this 64-year-old survivor. You could simply enjoy using it as it is, of course, the term ‘restoration project’ seemingly a little excessive for this example.
Already in fine order, this 190SL has been seen by SLSHOP expert technicians a few times since it first came to us for work in 2018. We conducted a health check that revealed a sea of green for all the usual areas that plague these cars. Having said that, if you’re expecting a show winner, you might be a little disappointed, but it wouldn’t take a lot to get it back in the winner’s circle (there’s a M-B Club America concours plaque on the dashboard).
All in all, this 190SL represents a fantastic opportunity to pick up a very sound car that just needs one more push to make it fantastic. Project 190SLs do come up from time to time but are usually a pile of rust, hanging on by a wing and a prayer. This example most certainly isn’t like that. If you don’t care about the concours circuit then it’s perfectly presentable and useable as is, but if you do, not a lot of work’s left to get it tip-top again.