Red over grey: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL


There are so many Mercedes 190 SLs to be restored around the world, yet they don’t sell like hot cakes, and certainly not because it’s not a good car.


The main reason is, as you can easily imagine, the money: if you turn to Mercedes you will find all the spare parts you need because, amazingly, the factory still produces them; the problem is that the prices are crazy and buying many spare parts can turn a restoration into a financial nightmare.


Consequently, the classic Mercedes to be considered for a restoration are the complete ones, or at least almost complete, to prevent your bank account from drying up. This specimen is part of this category: it is an exploited car but not abused, stopped for years and repainted in red (but the original color is dark gray, which fits very well with the red interior). The car has the obvious problem of rust which is not serious in this case, there is a need to put some patches here and there but there is no need to replace half of the bodywork. The car is also complete with a hardtop but the top frame is missing: there is talk of a figure that can fluctuate between $ 3,000 and $ 5,000 just for this part. All in all though, the car is an excellent candidate for a restoration. Find it for sale at $56,500 here in Los Angeles, CA.


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