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1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Current Project
Current Project

Highlights

  • Year: 1957
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 190SL Convertible
  • Exterior Color: Metallic Silver
  • Interior Color: Red
  • Engine Rebuild and Carb Swap

Description

We usually focus on getting cars back to factory-original and correct like the 1955 Mercedes 190SL restoration over in the shop. This time around it's a bit more about drivability. When this 1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL first came into the shop we were blown away by the originality and beauty of this classic. Sporting the iconic Mercedes Silver over a red interior helped quite a bit.

Originally this car was fitted with Solex style carbeurators. While exceedingly rare, we are helping this owner change the car over to a weber style carb system which will provide the car a bit more “drivability” in most temperatures. Of course, we've neatly boxed up the rare Solexes and told the owner to keep them close! We will also rebuild the engine at the same time.


Specs

Year
1957
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
190SL
Engine Size
1.9L I4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
Body Color
Silver Metallic
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Interior Color
Red
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor