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Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190-Series
Year: 1961
Mileage: 48,000
Color: DB534
Engine: 4 cyl
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Caledonia, Michigan, United States

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series Additional Info:

Offered for your consideration is this impeccable 3-owner 1961 190SL, which left the factory at Singlefingen, Germany on January 12, 1961- one of only 3792 manufactured that year. Body-off restoration by Precious Metal Automotive and driven less than 300 miles since. Only 48,000 miles from new and in museum-like storage for the past 26 years.(NOTE: The hard top has not been restored but is complete with all mounting hardware. Also- door panels are in very good ORIGINAL condition).
Extensive records verify ownership, service, and restoration data. All numbers match the data card. Only OEM parts used during resoration whenever available. Stainless steel exhaust, modern paint materials, and reproduction canvas, leather, and rubber parts are the only non-original or non-OEM parts.
Precious Metal Automotive was a Mercedes-only restoration and brokerage company founded by Rich Splaine, long-time Mercedes collector and charter member of the International 190SL club. He was often privileged to serve as judge and chief concours judge at 190SL Club annual meets. Until his retirement, Rich and Precious Metal Automotive restored 75 190SL's, plus numerous Ponton, W113, W198, W189, W186, and other vintage Mercedes cars. This record number of 190SL restorations by one company may still stand!
This car was recently acquired by Rich from his old customer and has been thoroughly gone over with upgrades and adjustments as necessary to insure proper appearance and driveability. The original Solex carbs are in excellent working order as are all other systems.
Your questions and inspection are encouraged, free airport pickup included. Car is located in Grand Rapids, MI. Transport costs are the responsibility of buyer.