1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

ACA al­ways does well with Mercs (it also sold a one­owner 1963 190D for £7560) but of all the three-pointed star of­fer­ings in this sale, this was the one that gen­er­ated the most in­ter­est. Owned by the lady ven­dor for 13 years, this SL wasn’t con­cours by any means, but had been main­tained to a high stan­dard both struc­turally and me­chan­i­cally, that work in­clud­ing a re­cent en­gine re­build. There was some primer on the rear wings but was oth­er­wise pretty tidy – even the later light metal­lic green paint wasn’t too bad. That pati­nated but clean and tidy theme con­tin­ued with the in­te­rior and boot. The en­gine bay was pretty tidy too, though an af­ter­noon’s dili­gence with some clean­ing prod­ucts would have im­proved mat­ters even fur­ther. Panel fit was to typ­i­cal Benz stan­dards and the doors opened and closed beau­ti­fully. It oozed per­son­al­ity – per­haps even more than a con­cours ex­am­ple – and al­lowed ACA to chalk up yet an­other strong Benz suc­cess.

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