1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190
Price
$70,000
Condition
Fine
Mileage
62,000
Transmission Type
Manual
Exterior Color
White
Interior Color
Red
Category  Foreign Cars

Description
1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL In 1984 the owner purchased this car because he saw one and really liked it. He was able to do so with ease. He drove it several times but with many more cars, this one fell off the top of the list. As the years went by, it was driven here and there by his family and employees, kept up and maintained. He passed away several years ago and his son has been slowly going through the small collection. We know that it was repainted back in the 80's in the original .....
White/Grey color and the seats and interior were reupholstered in the original red leather at that same time. It is believed that the numbers matching engine is all original and only has 62,000 miles. The son doesn't remember his Dad adding the dual Weber side draft carburetors so those may have been on it when it was purchased in 84. The original Solex carbs and intake are NOT with the car. The 1.9L SOHC makes about 120 HP and is based on the block of it's big brother, the 300 SL. She pulls well but isn't going to win any drag races. A very enjoyable car to drive. The four wheel drum brakes are quite capable of stopping this car. This car is in great shape, runs and drives well and has no rust or rot. It does show some signs of use and the paint shows it's 30 years but still shines very nicely. Color sanding and a buff may help her back some. There is nothing that stands out as a major problem. As the 300 SLs have soared into the stratosphere, their younger siblings have also started to rise but are MUCH more affordable than the big brother. This Super Leicht can be had for the super price of $70,000 Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for the interest.
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Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.


That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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