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 cars 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
203-330-9604 or send an email to [email protected]
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
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