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1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

MakeMercedes-Benz
Model190SL
Year1960
Transmission4 Speed Manual
Engine1897 cc
Odometern/a
Exterior ColorDark Blue
Interior ColorGrey
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This matching numbers late model 1960 190SL has been treated with a full restoration, finished in a DB350 Dark Blue with Grey interior and has completed only a few hundred test kilometers since then.

During extensive restoration, following work has been carried out:

Body – completely disassembled and cleaned to bare metal, following the replacement of all defective body parts with new ones. Afterwards body was prepared and painted with DB350 Dark Blue according to the “Standox for Classics” technology, including two double layer clear coats and a final polishing with a ceramic coating. Underbody coated with a stonechip protection layer, that has been overpainted grey as per factory.  All of the chromed parts have been either re-plated or replaced with new ones.

Suspension – completely disassembled and cleaned of dirt, paint and rust. Painted by a mix of powder coating and a two-stage paint, galvanization of all the necessary parts. Replacement of all bearings, bushings and shock absorbers for a brand new ones.

Brake system includes new hydraulic lines and hoses, brake linings, master brake and wheel cylinders. Brake drums and booster have been disassembled, inspected and restored replacing worn parts, including new diaphragm and hydraulic cylinder for the booster.

Electrical system – brand new wiring harness and engine electrics, including electronic ignition distributor by 123 ignition. Period correct Blaupunkt radio with optional wooden speaker box trimmed to fit the interior. Brand new European specification front and rear lights, with added hazard warning signal. All of the dashboard dials have been fully rebuilt by VDO specialists and calibrated for precision indication. Additional electric cooling fan, manually controllable from interior, for the added safety in case of a traffic jam in a hot summer’s day.

Engine and gearbox – completely disassembled and cleaned with ultrasound. Block and head fully machined – repair size Mahle pistons, polished crankshaft, new bearings and gaskets all over. Valve train fully restored, including new valves and seats, rocker arms and a chain with all the gears and guides. Fuel system include things like new fuel tank and mechanical fuel pump, paired with overhauled original Solex carburettors. 4-speed mechanical gearbox treated with a full rebuild, including new bearings, synchro-rings, gaskets and any other worn out components.

Interior –  all the interior materials are an original specification from a well-known manufacturers as MAH and Hans Reinke. Dark Blue soft-top was chosen to match the exterior colour. Car is supplied with an optional third seat and a set of OEM design suitcases, trimmed to match the interior.

To achieve the best possible result and make the car look as close as possible to original, all the parts used in a restoration is a well tested mix of original Mercedes-Benz spare parts and an OEM quality aftermarket suppliers, such as ATE, Bosch, Mahle, Bilstein, etc.

Car is offered with a 1 year warranty, MB Datenkarte and a full photo documentation of restoration, ready to be registered in EU.

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