1959 190SL OLDER RESTORATION WITH MATCHING #'S ENGINE & TRANSMISSION~ORIG COLOR!

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series 190SL CONVERTIBLE WITH FACTORY 3RD SEAT! for sale in Santa Monica, California, United States

Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190-Series
SubModel: 190SL CONVERTIBLE WITH FACTORY 3RD SEAT!
Type: Convertible
Trim: Black
Year: 1959
Mileage: 45,636
VIN: 12104210014921
Color: Fire Engine Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 2WD
Interior color: Black
Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 190-Series 1959

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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely gorgeous older restoration with very few miles on it of an original factory 'Fire Engine Red' (color code 534) 1959 Mercedes 190SL Roadster with its original and rebuilt matching #'s engine & transmission. as confirmed by a copy of its original factory build sheet to be included with the sale and photographed below and with one recent long time Mill Valley. CA doctor owner showing true pride of ownership!This exceptional and beautiful example of this 1959 Mercedes 190SL roadster has a completely rebuilt original matching #'s engine and transmission but please note that the car's original and notoriously high maintenance twin-choke 'Solex' carburetors were removed during the rebuild but will be included in the sale (see photos of them in a box in the trunk below) as they were replaced with an 'Edelbrock' carburetor for easier maintenance. The car boasts its original 'Fire Engine Red' factory color (code 534) which has been very professionally stripped and repainted and the car has a very striking Black leather interior with its original and very convenient and useful small third passenger transverse seat. which was actually a factory option! The car has a matching Black soft top and tonneau cover and a very nice and contrasting Charcoal Gray color carpet and kick panels. new seals (doors. windows. trunk etc. . and all new chrome including front and rear bumpers. front grille. 2 small front grilles. fender guards. inner handles and lights. tail lights. rear view mirror and all door handles! The car seems to have had a mostly rust free history with its seemingly original floors and inner and outer sills. The car has its original engine (#12192110015084); original transmission (#015221); Body #1210421001452 & Chassis #12104210014921. The trunk has a spare wheel and jack in their rightful location in the trunk. This car must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - the rebuilt engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no oil leaks and which sounds absolutely magnificent. the transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool and it does not smoke or leak oil and the brakes and suspension are superb. The older restored leather interior is absolutely gorgeous with a very nice patina and its rare original and working factory clock and all the electrics. lights and the gauges seem to be working properly although please note that the original radio is not working. The 190SL was the first high volume Daimler-Benz sports car and one of the firm's best known U. S. models in the 50's. It was a very luxurious two door roadster and built between the years 1955-63. Internally referred to as the W121. it was presented as an attractive and more affordable alternative to the exclusive 300SL. Styling was deliberately chosen for close identification with the exotic 300SL and featured a similar low grille. long hood. wheel opening eyebrows and generally rounded contours. Not really intended for competition use. it was considered a pleasantly designed tourer with a top speed capability of slightly more than 105mph. Easier to maintain and cheaper to own than a 300SL. both then and now. yet still built with all the solid integrity for which Mercedes had long been famous. Overshadowed for many years by its close cousin the 300SL. the 190SL is still reasonably priced as a milestone Mercedes and will surely prove a very worthwhile investment for the Mercedes enthusiast or any classic sports car collector. For further information contact West Coast Classics through Ebay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours. WEST COAST CLASSICS. LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics. LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing. smog. documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country. the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading. otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is. where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer. cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1. 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time. the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again. please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles. especially classic and older vehicles. are by definition unique and complex and their condition. for better or worse. must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. Good luck and thanks for your interest!

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