This fabulous 1956 Mercedes Benz 190 SL is a true European classic with amazing character. This car is eligible for the Mille Miglia start and has been professionally restored to show quality standards throughout. The Mercedes Benz 190 SL is a two-door luxury convertible produced by Mercedes Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. A total of only 25,881 were built during the entire production run. It was first shown in a prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show where it stole the hearts of many.
The car retains all the original sheet metal. Only minor sheet metal work was required during the restoration. The body is very straight and it has great gap lines throughout. During the restoration, it only made sense to paint the car the Mercedes Blue 166 which is simply gorgeous. This is the correct color for the year and suits this car perfectly. The paint is high quality throughout and has been detailed to a brilliant shine. The car sports a new Dark Blue convertible top which looks amazing in combination with the Mercedes Blue paint. Everything on the exterior has been restored or replaced such as the glass, trim, wipers, mirrors, door handles, bumpers, moldings, emblems and lights.
The engine compartment is highly detailed with many correct parts throughout. The car is powered by the original matching numbers 1.9L Inline SOHC 4-cylinder engine that was rated with 105 HP from the factory. During the restoration, the engine was completely rebuilt and runs excellent. The engine is coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission that’s believed to be original to the car.
The undercarriage is also highly detailed throughout with many correct parts throughout. Everything was restored or replaced such as the exhaust system, steering components, braking components, suspension components and fuel tank. An extra wheel trim ring, hub cap and car cover is included. This car is one of the best and truly a masterpiece.