1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster will be offered at Auctions America‘s Auburn Spring Sale. This example, Chassis # 12104010017435 is estimated between $110,000 and $130,000 when goes under the hammer on May 10, 2014. The car on offer here is presented today as a fantastically well-restored 190SL and adheres to its original build specifications. Early history on this example shows that it was a European delivery and by 1966 was in the hands of its second long term owner in California. The original service booklet shows that in 1966-1972 the car was regularly serviced by both Mercedes-Benz of San Diego, and Adams Foreign car service, as documented in the original book.
From this point forward there are numerous receipts from foreign car repair shops in the San Diego area that kept the car in order from 1972 until about 1991 where it was put away in dry storage, and driven seldom, until 2001 when it was serviced once more to be readied for sale. In 2003 a Mr. Bob Friedman of Nevada acquired the 190SL out of 40-plus year ownership as the third owner, with restoration in mind. Upon his acquisition, Mr. Friedman entrusted the services of Bell Straus Restoration of Costa Mesa, California to carry out a total restoration of this 190SL to as new condition.
This 190SL has been enjoyed for only 1,602 kilometers (or about 900 miles) making this a very fresh example with merely break in/sorting miles attributed to it since completion of the restoration.
Engine number: 121 921 10 017544
Transmission number: 017680
Front axle number, l: 17650
Front axle number, r: 17634
Rear axle number: 010057
Steering box number: 17492
Exterior color code: 658 – ivory
401- Single seats
441- Bumper with guards, front
515- Becker radio set “Europe” USA
320- Outside rearview mirror, on the left, loose