Incredible Barn-Find 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

15/06/2017     Cars


the ultimate restoration project, for sale with H&H Classics at IWM Duxford in July

This wonderful time-warp 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL found in an old garage in Solihull is coming to auction with NO RESERVE with H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire on July 26th. It is estimated to sell for £50,000 as a restoration project.

This lovely 57 year old classic sports roadster was discovered by Mark Bryan of H&H Classics Motorcycle Department when on a mission to value bikes for sale.

“What a great find, never in a million years did I expect to see this, an original UK registered, RHD, Mercedes 190SL in dire need of restoration, just goes to show you just never know what’s lurking in that old lock up!!”

Mark Bryan | H&H Classics

A wonderful restoration project it is estimated to sell for circa £50,000. In good condition it could fetch around £150,000. The record price for a 190SL sold at auction stands currently at $209,000 (£164,000), a price achieved in 2015.

Classic does not get any more authentic than with the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Designed for speed, the car is a classic roadster with a top speed of 175 km/h. it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 11 seconds and packs a power of 120bhp. Featuring two doors, an open body, and a long, sleek bonnet, the 190SL is all about luxury and elegance. The interior is simple yet elegant with plush seats and a neat dashboard.

The 190 SL entered production in January 1955.  Road & Track magazine said: “Very few new sports cars have been so eagerly awaited or so long in coming as the moderately priced SL version of the Mercedes-Benz,”

The model was a big hit in the USA, where many of the vehicles produced between 1955 and 1963 found homes. Prices of the 190’s older brother, the 300SL are now reaching in excess of £1,000,000. The equally attractive190SL offers the elegance of 1960s Mercedes-Benz open top motoring at its very best.