1961 Mercedes Benz

Exceptional Restoration

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1961  |  COLOUR: Light Metallic Blue DB353   |  INTERIOR TRIM: Tan Roser Leather  |  PRICE: POA

EXCEPTIONAL RESTORATION OF A MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL MANUFACTURED IN 1961. ORIGINAL NATO AFFILIATED DELIVERY TO ENGLISH SPECIFICATION AND RESIDING IN DRY STATE OF USA, WITH IMPORTATION TO UK BY ITS CURRENT OWNER.

 

The Mercedes Benz 190SL was manufactured from 1955 to 1963. This late production 1961 is one of the last updated 190SL’s in production.

Original delivery was in striking Light Blue exterior paint, now in a lovely period correct metallic  finish complemented by Tan Roser / Leather interior & Navy Blue Mohair soft top.

 

The 190SL was purchased from its  first owner by Doctor D. Keith Cooper on the 25th April 1969, who owned the car right through to 2013. It was sold to a motor dealer in the USA and described as a ‘Barn Find’ when it was acquired by its current owner on 7th February 2014.

 

Extensive full restoration work was completed by its current owner retaining as much as possible attention to detail of original parts. The restoration was completed by Emblem Sports Cars in Poole. Tim Bate, director and leading Ferrari specialist at Emblem managed the whole project. Emblem’s approach to restoration work is not to have all the players under one roof but instead to use the best specialists in their  fields with whom they have worked over the years.

 

The bodyshell was stripped down to bare metal and fabrication including paint was handled by the expert attention of Andrew Mitchell Bodyworks.

The trimwork was passed on to Kevin Baggs who was careful to match the style of the leather in the original form plus replicate the type of stitching as applied in 1961 at the factory.

The brightwork was a challenge and entrusted to the expert hands of Adrian Palmer at Alderney Plating with stunning results.

 

The mechanical sub-assemblies were left in the hands of Parry Chana of Lux Classics. With many years’

experience in show winning 190SL’s and well known presented classic cars on TV and in Magazines; the engine, transmission, Solex Carburetors and rear axle were meticulously rebuilt by his team of experts. Final assembly was carried out by Tim Bate of Emblem and  final set up of the original Solex carb.

Final run down setup completed by Parry Chana of Lux Classics, and complete run down mile post restoration  final adjustments will make for the next owner the ‘Best of all 190SL Restorations’ expertly restored to the highest standard to make for a lively driving car which has been presented at Salon Prive 2017.

 

In my opinion “This approach to the restoration has resulted in a Mercedes-Benz 190SL that not only looks stunning but also delivers the best driving experience with ease of driving, making for light smooth steering, gear shift and an extremely quiet drivetrain” This car comes highly recommended by Parry Chana at

Lux Classics and invites any interested parties to view.

 

This 190SL comes with extensive restoration history  le detailing the restoration, original documentation dating back to 1960’s and invoices of all restoration work undertaken. Accessories included are a large window hardtop complete with all chrome  fittings, original tool kit & period radio Becker Mexico.

 This vehicle is available for viewing in the UK on an appointment basis & would suit a collector with whom this vehicle will represent a good acquisition opportunity.

 

This vehicle is available for viewing in the UK on an appointment basis & would suit a collector with whom this vehicle will represent a good acquisition opportunity.

 

FINANCE & WARRANTY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

 

 

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