Auctions America will offer on October 3-4, 2013 at Fall Carlisle auction well-known and highly appreciated 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster. Some might say that this car can’t approach its big brother 300SL, but 190SL not lacking in any of its big brothers technical refinements, and offered plenty of capability and race-bred technology. These nimble little two-seat roadsters with their iconic, forward styling were the first Mercedes-Benz convertibles to hit home with the US market.
This example is the recipient of a total restoration, as well as having come out of long-term single ownership. The restoration entailed a total cosmetic and mechanical reconditioning of the car, and all related components. As such the car is offered with receipts from 2002/2003 documenting the comprehensive $14,000 engine rebuild, as well as another $29,000 for a total disassembly and strip and repaint of the entire car to show quality standards.
The car comes in attractive black color with red interior presentation. Under the hood is 1,897-cc inline four-cylinder engine with 120-hp who is paired with four-speed manual transmission. The car represents an opportunity worth much consideration, especially before the rising price trend puts them out of reach.