1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 4 spd Convertible Roadster

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Type: Used
Year: 1957
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190SL 4 spd Convertible Roadster
Body: 2 Door Roadster Convertible
Engine Size: 18977cc 4 cyl
Trans: 4 speed manual
Mileage: 22589
VIN: 7500732
Stock: 0732
Ext Color: Black
Int Color: Red

West Coast Classics to present this absolutely exceptional 1957 Mercedes 190SL Roadster in Black over Red leather interior powered by it's matching #'s 1,897cc/120hp four-cylinder engine with dual carbs and teamed with a four-speed manual gearbox and a new soft top and frame. Recently fully professionally restored with the odometer reading some 22,589 miles!

The 190SL model shares much of the styling with the 300SL roadster and also qualities that made the 300SL such a historically significant vehicle. With the 1954-1963 Mercedes Benz 300SL selling regularly at auction for over $1 million dollars, the savvy Mercedes Benz investors are buying up the best examples of the 190SL available.

1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL 
VIN Number (Chassis Number) 7500732
Beautiful Black (40 G) exterior Glassurit finish with Rosser Red Leather interior and black canvas top expertly fitted to the vehicle.
Nut and bolt rotisserie restoration to show quality standards
The quality of a well restored vehicle can best be judged by the attention to detail underneath and under the hood.
Completely rebuilt engine, transmission, rear axle with new boot, front suspension. No mechanicals were overlooked.
All fresh anodized parts, fully rebuilt brake booster, all new hoses and factory correct Baruch hose clamps.
The undercarriage of this vehicle including fuel tank is properly restored with attention to factory correct colors and marking.

All fenderwells and entire undercarriage are refinished to factory specs with correct colors.
The engine bay is equally impressive with its spotless appearance, proper refinishing of components and correct badges and decals.
The absolute most impressive feature of this top notch restoration is the attention to detail of the bodywork.
The vehicle's panels gap out beautifully and the contours are fitted perfectly with the vehicle's show quality bright work.

All rubber components and weatherstripping on entire car have been replaced with OEM materials.

Rare and Desirable Options include:

Driver and Passenger Sun visors
Original Rear reflectors
Becker Europa Radio
All gauges restored to original show quality 
Original Solexes rebuilt and in box in the trunk
Extensive care was taken to refinish all aluminum and metal parts in engine bay to correct and original factory finishes.
All body chrome was replated to a show quality standard 
Interior work to exacting standards.
The trunk comes complete with its original spare wheel, jack and lug wrench.
Driving is believing as the vehicle runs and drives beautifully with only few miles since its mechanicals were completed during restoration.

The car is a superb example in every way fully restored with no expense spared and with exceptional Black paint and has a very attractive interior finished in Red leather with gleaming chrome gauge surrounds and brilliant chrome touches throughout. An excellent driver that also shows extremely well, this rare and highly desirable 190SL Roadster will be a cherished addition to any serious collection!

Stylistically evocative of the mighty 300SL, but with a slightly less complex drive train, the sleek, aerodynamic and comparatively light Mercedes Benz 190SL was very advanced for its time. The 190SL was praised for its outstanding achievement in styling, engineering, quality of design, detailing and workmanship, as well as the general feeling of solidity which the car immediately conveys. The open-top Mercedes Benz was not designed as a thorough-bred sports car. Instead, it was conceived as an elegant two-seater for touring and everyday driving. Although the Mercedes 190SL was described as a roadster, it was actually a proper cabriolet with roll-up windows and a well-insulated top.

A timeless classic whose beautiful styling has aged very well, the 190SL is still comfortable and competent by modern standards. The final production tally by Mercedes from 1955 to 1963 was 25,881 cars, about 10,000 of which were sold in the USA. The Mercedes-Benz 190SL is among the most desirable cars of its era. Surviving Mercedes 190SL's have become increasingly collectible in recent years and they are much sought after all over the world.

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