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1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL R H Drive


$ 289,990.00 AUD

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Odometer73,341 km
Body StyleConvertible
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Stock No8808


Initially unveiled as a prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show, the W121 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL left the audience in awe with its graceful proportions. It was introduced as an appealing and more cost-effective alternative to the exclusive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, sharing many design and engineering elements with its prestigious sibling, notably the groundbreaking fully independent suspension.

The 190 SL was propelled by a novel straight-four engine, derived from the 300 SL's straight-six, delivering a spirited 104 horsepower. Coupled with a fully synchronized transmission, it outperformed the competition, offering drivers an uncompromised open-top driving experience.

Rarely available to enthusiasts, we now present a prime specimen of the W121 SL Roadster. Originally dispatched to Malaysia and later relocated to New Zealand in 1965, this 190 SL remained in the same family's possession for over 25 years, ensuring its immaculate preservation, as evidenced by its current pristine condition.

Accompanied by a comprehensive historical record spanning from Malaysia to New Zealand, this international 190 SL boasts an unparalleled lineage, rendering this already scarce and sought-after classic even more exceptional.

Behind the wheel, every intricate detail, from the cockpit's switchgear to the harmonious color-matched steering wheel and flawless gauges, transforms every journey into a special occasion. The car surprises with its agility and peppy performance, with the straight-four engine eager to rev, offering a genuinely organic driving experience that keeps you engaged throughout.

This highly collectible and exquisitely presented 190 SL is a perfect addition to any collection. Cherished by its previous owners, this roadster would be a splendid complement to any garage or established collection, and it is not an opportunity to be overlooked.

Established in 1911, our business has a reputation in the automotive industry for being the premier destination for luxury and prestige cars in, and outside of Australia. Our knowledgeable team offer a personalized experience for customers seeking to acquire their next unique or classic vehicle. This includes:

- In house finance options from multiple lenders
- Extended warranty packages
- Australia wide delivery.

Visit our spectacular showroom in Richmond to view our current stock on offer.

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