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Mercedes-Benz 190 SL — 1959

This car is practically a one-owner car that was purchased new from Philipson's Mercedes dealer in Jönköping on January 1, 1959, and it has an incredible well-documented history.

Peter Sundfeldt
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Shaun Major
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"The car hasn't been driven in over 35 years and has been stored in a dry garage. It has now been started after the fuel system has been inspected, serviced, and new plugs fitted. It starts right away and the gears move smoothly, but the brakes need to be thoroughly reviewed because they are binding, but it can still be rolled with a good push."

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SANDARED
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Peter Sundfeldt
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Shaun Major
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"The car hasn't been driven in over 35 years and has been stored in a dry garage. It has now been started after the fuel system has been inspected, serviced, and new plugs fitted. It starts right away and the gears move smoothly, but the brakes need to be thoroughly reviewed because they are binding, but it can still be rolled with a good push."

Description

The car was purchased new by the son's father from the local Mercedes dealer Philipsons in Jönköping in January 1959. When their father died in 1994, the son inherited the car and has kept it in the same storage facility till now.

The car comes with a plethora of old documentation, receipts, the original bill of sale, and a complete set of service and handbooks (see photographs). Back in 1978, the car was taken to a professional bodyshop in Germany and had some body work repairs, rust protection underseal, and repainted to White from its original White Grey (DB158) Mercedes color, the hardtop included still has the original paint color, and the invoice cost was 3484 Deutche marks. A new fitted fabric roof, which still looks like new today, was also included. The receipt for the bodywork shows the mileage was 68,300 km dated 28.07.78 and the cars last inspection/MOT was in 1980-05-07 and then garaged a few years late, therefore the present mileage of 70,622 appears to be original. The sons also claim that their father only drove modest distances during the summer.

The car is in excellent condition, with no visible corrosion damage and only a few minor paint chips and a 2cm blister on the passenger wing "see pictures". The car will require one final inspection/MOT before it is inspection free for life. It will also require a brake system overhaul and a general overall assessment. It also includes a NOS Ferrita exhaust system.

Technical data

  • Year
    1959/1959 
  • Registration date
    1959-01-01 
  • Mileage
    70622 km 
  • Registration Number
    CYC 145 
  • Chassis Number
    21040109500685 
  • Kw / hp
    88 / 120 
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
  • Transmission
    Manual 
  • Interior finish
    Leather 
  • Colour
    White 

Condition

  • Mechanical condition:

    The engine is clean and dry, and has recently had the fuel system cleaned, new gaskets and seals installed, and new spark plugs installed, so it starts straight away. The gears are good, but the brakes, as previously said, need to be overhauled. Some of the eight brake cylinders are jammed and must be properly freed, and the older rubber hoses must be replaced.

  • Interior condition:

    Interior is complete and authentic, with all period features, including a radio. The red leather details and seat are in good condition, but they have received a "shine" clear lacquer finish that would have been better original, but a specialist with considerable knowledge could correct it. Nice interior headliner and original hardtop included in fine shape, as well as sun visors.

  • Exterior condition:

    Repainted from White Grey to White in 1978 and still remains in good condition, a few minor paint chips, 2cm blister on the passenger wing and slight paint bubbles on the bonnet. The chrome work is good with only minor pours and still nice and shiny.

  • General condition:

    It's difficult to find a car with such an excellent documented history, sturdy bodywork, and a great appearance; with a brake overhaul and a general examination, I'd be pleased to drive it as is.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 1980-09-29
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1959-01-01 (typbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1959-01-01
Senast godkända besiktning: 1980-05-07
Besiktigad tom: - 1981-07-31
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Ja
Antal ägare: 2

Location and viewing Information

Location: Sandared

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Classic Car Depot
Shaun Major
+46 709 724007
shaun@bilwebauctions.se

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2021-12-21.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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