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Noted for its refinement and elegance the 190SL often was overshadowed by the larger 300SL but the 190SL was in fact a high-quality sports tourer.
The 190SL was born from the rich tradition of excellence and distinction so firmly adhered to by Mercedes-Benz. After the success of the powerful 300SL series Mercedes executives and designers decided it would be advantageous to introduce a smaller lower-priced example. The 300SLs little brother made an impact on the motoring world selling over 25000 units by the final days of its eight-year production run.
The 190SL gained quite a following-it is rumored that it was the favorite car of the alluring Grace Kelly. In effect the 190SL was far more practical than its more severe alternative and was better designed to suit the everyday driver and enthusiast. It was as impressive to the eye as the 300 series and still offered adequate performance.
Documented as delivered brand new to Mill Valley California this magnificent 190SL has enjoyed a life of fastidious recorded maintenance and recently completed an astoundingly comprehensive full restoration to Concours specifications.
As testament to the continuous pride of ownership, a collection of CA DMV Registration Receipts dates from 1967 to 2015 nearly 50 years under the same Trust ownership.
The ground up restoration costs far exceed six figures, with detailed documents from the preeminent southern California Mercedes Benz specialist; Marx under the watchful eye of Steve Marx whos painstakingly recorded records indicate nearly 60,000.00 dollars in mechanical services alone
Restored to exacting standards to its sunning original color combination every aspect has been meticulously administered to. From bare metal repaint, to all bright-work, full leather interior and the aforementioned mechanicals, this 190SL is ready to show, rally and enjoy by the most discriminating Mercedes Benz enthusiast.