Another car we love. Designed as a smaller model to the classic 300SL the 190 was actually powered by half the engine of the 300. So a great attribute to have in this car. It sold very well especially with the Hollywood set . It was a glamorous car in the 50s and its very understated but purposeful lines have stood the test of time. The car is a thoroughly over engineered example of the Mercedes attitude toward building the best and build to last. These cars were rallied in period with some degree of success. They weren’t really changed except for minor details over the course of production .190s are now enjoying a resurgence as they are simple to run and maintain but look great and a solid investment opportunity.
Over the years of course lots of examples are left to languish and in need love and attention to set them up for the next 60 years. We brought this car from the US in 2015 and set about restoring it to our standards.
The car has a had a full “nut and bolt” restoration again in our workshops. It has been resprayed in the very distinctive original and in period Mercedes colour DB172. Metallic Anthracite with a refurbished Tan MB tex interior, new carpets and new Brown Mohair hood. Complimented by new whitewall tyres it’s a stunning colour combination and one that will still stand out in a crowd. Gorgeous. We have repaired , replaced or remanufactured all parts . The car now presents as new and drives accordingly and will be equally at home in the concours car park or just driving the back roads on a Sunday afternoon. Great value for its type.
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