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When it comes to luxury sports, Mercedes-Benz has always been at
the head of the pack. From the high-quality German precision and
engineering to the comfort and luxurious features, Mercedes-Benz is
an innovator of high-class automobiles. Black Horse Garage is proud
to represent this completely restored and numbers matching 1961
Mercedes-Benz 190 SL.
The 190 SL was introduced in 1954 at the New York Auto Show as a
more affordable alternative to the 300 SL. The car still came with
the attractive looks and options like its big brother.
This award-winning 1961 190 SL is painted in a crisp white with
beautiful contrasting blue leather interior. It has a black soft
top, but also comes with a hardtop, which is painted blue to match
the interior. The hardtop even comes in an original and very rare
Mercedes-Benz stamped wood box. Other special ordered options
include a traverse jump seat, electric windshield washer pump, and
radio with a short-wave adaptor.
The current owner is an avid Mercedes-Benz enthusiast and collector
and purchased this 190 SL in 1982. He was involved heavily with the
car's impeccable restoration, which was performed by Sports Liecht
Restorations in North Carolina. Renowned 190 SL experts Bruce Adams
and Bjorn Nordemo worked on the Concours restoration which was
completed in 2001.
The car comes with other options that were added by the current
owner. Most notably is the matching three-piece luggage set that
was made with the same hides as those used to make the interior
during the restoration. Other items include an NOS set of Bosch fog
lights, a reserve gas can, first aid kit, and trouble light which
plugs into the engine compartment socket.
In 2001, the extensive restoration resulted in the car winning
"Best of Show" from the International 190 SL Group at their
Concours event in West Point, NY. It is also a Grand National
winner from the Antique Automobile Club of America. The accolades
do not stop there though. In 2005, Mercedes-Benz featured this 1961
190 SL and used it in a 50th Anniversary display of the 190 SL and
300 SL vehicles at the Amelia Island Concours.
This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is truly something to see in person
to fully appreciate the quality of the restoration that it
received. If you would like to make an appointment to come to Black
Horse Garage to view the car or take it for a drive, please call
Gianna at 860-713-8658 or send an email to