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1955 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Exclusive SOLD

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Serial Number: VIN:5501004
Logbooks: VSCCA
Condition: concours
Price: $50,000 USD
Location: New York, USA
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Description

This unique and beautiful vehicle was built in 1990 by the 190 SL experts at Sports Leicht of Tapsfield MA. It was designed and built to be the personal car of the firm's founder at a cost exceeding $100,000. It is both a competitive vintage racer and a comfortable, streetable sports car. Its condition can only be described as concours as evidenced by numerous awards and a feature story in the Jan/Feb 1992 National Mercedes Benz Club magizine. It is also a competitve VSCCA eligible race car regulary finishing at the front of its class (Prod racers under 2L). It tours Lime Rock under 1m 13sec.

History

The car began as a 190 SL convertable and unlike later SL's has the advantage of aluminum doors, door posts and engine/trunk lids. It was completely disassembled, media blasted and trued before being rebuilt with all the best available period correct components, some of which were custom fabricated. The overall goal was to build an aesthetically-pleasing car that could win its class and then be driven home in comfort and style. By this standard the car is a resounding success!

Recent Competition History

Campaigned in VSCCA sanctioned events-most recently at the 2000 Lime Rock Spring Sprints, 1999 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and the 1999 Vintage Fall Fest.

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