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1959 Mercedes Benz 190 SL

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1959 Mercedes Benz 190 SL

Location: North Chicago



Type:
Used
Year:
1959
Make:
Mercedes Benz
Model:
190 SL
Body:
Convertible
Trans:
4 Speed Manual
Stock
C664
Mileage:
5298
Engine Size:
Inline 4
Ext Color:
Gray
Int Color:
Red
Vin:
8502135

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2900 Skokie Hwy North Chicago, IL 60064847.689.8822

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1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

 

WELL RESTORED IN ORIGINAL CODE DB 158 LIGHT GRAY

INTERIOR RESTORED IN 2013 TO FACTORY SPECIFIED 1079 RED LEATHER

105 BHP 1.9L SOHC 4-CYLINDER/4-SPEED MANUAL

RESTORATION PHOTOS, SERVICE RECORDS, ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE

SPARE, JACK, TOOL KIT AND LUG WRENCH ALL INCLUDED

EQUIPPED WITH PERIOD PUSHBUTTON RADIO

RECENT SERVICE AND DETAILING

Introduced at the 1954 New York International Motor Sport Show alongside the 300SL “Gullwing,” the 190SL was conceived by famed U.S. Mercedes-Benz importer Max Hoffman. Similar in appearance to the 300SL yet less complex and costly, the 190SL continues to deliver a stylish and sophisticated Grand Touring experience that continues to attract buyers today. A SOHC 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed gearbox, and “Alfin” finned drum brakes provided brisk performance and reasonable economy. Internally designated ‘W121’, the production-ready 190SL debuted at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show and customer deliveries soon followed. An immediate success, the 190 SL earned design awards in Holland, Switzerland and at France’s Grand Prix d'Elegance. While not intended for competition, the 190SL was quite effective with factory support, taking the 2.0-liter class victory – ahead of a Ferrari Mondial – at the 1956 Macao Grand Prix and the under 2.0-liter class win at Casablanca that year. Confirming Max Hoffman’s keen sense of buyers, the 190SL outsold the 300SL eight to one and encouraged Mercedes’ longstanding single-platform policy for its sports cars. Virtually all the era’s top personalities have favored the 190SL and the model remains a favorite of today’s collectors and Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts everywhere.

Continuing to benefit from a quality restoration performed around 2010, this 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL features a refinish in its original DB 158 Light Grey paint color, handsomely complemented by an interior compartment restored during 2013 at The Last Detail in factory-specified Code 1079 Red leather upholstery. Gleaming brightwork, a Red boot cover, correctly finished factory wheels, and a beautifully detailed interior including a period pushbutton radio provide the finishing touches. Items included with the vehicle include a spare, roadside jack, lug wrench, and tools. Documents include restoration photos, service records, an owner’s manual, and the original Bill of Sale. Most recently, a mechanical service and professional detailing performed by us at The Last Detail ensure this striking and perennially collectible 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is ready to enjoy. Contact us today to see it for yourself, obtain full details, and take delivery for summer touring and showing! 

 

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2900 Skokie Hwy North Chicago, IL 60064

Showroom 847.689.8822

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday:
10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday:
10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday:
10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday:
10:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday:
By Appointment Only