The last thing we would expect to see installed on a Mercedes 190 SL is an Abarth exhaust: you never stop learning and that’s it.
Indeed the seller says that this car is equipped with the italian exhaust since 1971, the year before this car had its second repaint (after the original one). It is said to be a one owner car with matching number engine, 12k original miles and also equipped with the original hardtop.
Of course it is not a perfect car: as he seller says there are some bubbles around the body, a little hole in the passenger’s floor and a patch on the driver side but the global conditions of the car seem good for the age: this seems clearly a car always stored in a garage during its life and not a bucket rust. Actually this is said to be the only european steel of an american cars collection. Drive it as is? Yes we can. Find it for sale at $78,000 here in Livonia, NY.