1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
This 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is said to have undergone a refurbishment between 1986 and 1992 and was acquired by the current owner approximately five years ago. Power comes from a numbers-matching 1.9-liter inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transmission, and the car is finished in blue with a dark blue soft top over a matching interior. Additional equipment includes a Blaupunkt Frankfurt AM/FM radio, Coco floor mats, and body-color steel wheels with chrome trim rings and hubcaps. Maintenance in May 2020 reportedly consisted of a valve adjustment, rebuilds of both carburetors, and replacement of the valve cover gasket and fuel filter.
Factory finished in Hellblau (334), the car was repainted around three decades ago, and a replacement dark blue soft top sourced from GAHH was reportedly installed in October 2021. Exterior features include a chrome driver’s side-view mirror, bumpers with overriders, and stone guards ahead of the rear wheels. The selling dealer reports that the rear taillights and reflectors are replacement items, and flaws include a piece of missing chrome on the inside of the grille, a dent ahead of the windshield, a touched-up scratch near the driver’s door, paint chips on the hood and driver-side rear quarter panel, and a gap between the soft top and a piece of trim above a window.
The interior has been reupholstered in dark blue with gray square-weave carpets protected by Coco floor mats. Lap belts are fitted for both occupants, and amenities include a replacement Blaupunkt Frankfurt AM/FM radio, an analog clock, locking glovebox, and a dash-mounted rear-view mirror. A switch for the electric fuel pump has been added beneath the dash. The high-beam switch has been wired to operate the turn signals.
he 1.9-liter inline-four features dual Solex carburetors and sends power to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. The cylinder head and water pump were reportedly rebuilt in 2004, while more recent work in May 2020 included an oil change, valve adjustment, rebuilds of the carburetors, and replacement of the fuel filter and valve cover gasket. The spark plug ends are said to be incorrect and corrosion is noted underneath the battery.
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