We are proud to offer this beautifully restored 1958 Mercedes 190SL. Finished in its original color of Strawberry Red metallic, it has beautiful beige interior and correct black convertible top. The 190 SL presented an attractive, more affordable alternative to the exclusive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, sharing its basic styling, engineering, detailing, and fully independent suspension. Both cars had double wishbones in front and swing axles at the rear. Instead of the 300 SL's expensive purpose-built W198 tubular spaceframe, the 190 SL's R121 structure used a shortened unitary floor pan modified from the W121 base saloon. After acquiring this older restoration, we had our shop undertake a thorough freshening of this fine car. Under stewardship of its previous owner, it underwent a comprehensive restoration and a photo album of that process accompanies the car, This was a very solid car with good floors which were repaired during that earlier restoration. While acceptable, we felt the overall condition of this car warranted a higher standard. Consequently, our shop has replaced the floors with OEM quality replacements so that it is now as nice underneath as it is topside. Among other work we've installed new Mercedes OEM chrome rocker moldings and a new top in the correct canvas material along with new chrome top bow and new top boot. The bright work and chrome is all very good without any pitting. The interior is in great shape with clean, unmarked seat upholstery.. The engine has been rebuilt and retains its original Solex carburetors. It has good oil pressure at all temperatures and maintains a normal temperature range when underway. The transmission shifts well and has had new shift linkage bushings recently installed. Overall, the car runs and drives very well. "It's Alive Automotive" is a full service restoration, service and sales facility in Bridgeton, Missouri that opened in 2014.Â While Jaguar XKEs are our specialty,Â we restore, service and sell all types of Classic American and European automobiles.Â Â We offer restorations from full rotisserie, to minor repairs.Â We carry an inventory of 100 plus cars ranging from M.G.s to Packards. We accept trades, offer competitive financing and can help you arrange shipping anywhere in the world. If you would like to see, inspect, and drive this car in person, our showroom and shop is only one mile from the St. Louis airport making us convenient to visit from just about anywhere. For questions or further information, contact John by email to John@ItsAliveAuto.com or phone 314-710-6600
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