1960 Mercedes-benz Sl-class 190sl on 2040-cars
Fresno, California, United States
Selling for the FIRST TIME this absolute beautiful RESTORED
1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL
from 3nd OWNER with ORIGINAL 64,400 miles and ORIGINAL SOLEX carburetors
on MIDNIGHT BLUE with PALOMINO leather interior and matching HUBCAPS
in excellent condition for the first time in 36 YEARS from a private collection!
This gorgeous and recent restored example of this matching # 60’ Mercedes Benz 190SL ROADSTER with its original
smooth running SOLEX carbs on this exceptional attractive color combination was driven by the last owner for the
last 36 years only on sunny weekends.
This unique Mercedes that was hand built in Germany has been meticulously cared for and fully maintained.
The 3rd owner purchased the SL from the 2nd owner 36 years ago and restored it step by step within that time. Last
recent update includes:
New original carpet, new leather interior, new white wall tires, engine bay detail, serviced the engine and SOLEX
carbs incl. new water pump and most of the hoses.
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class for Sale
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Auto blogMon, 15 Jul 2013
Ernst Lieb, the disgraced former CEO of American operations for Mercedes-Benz, will not be getting any more money from the Silver Arrow'd teat. His wrongful dismissal suit against MB's parent company, Daimler, was tossed out of a German appeals panel. This, followed the initial rejection by a lower court last year.
According to court documents acquired by Automotive News, Lieb was found to have "accepted payments of substantial value to which he - as he was aware - had no claim."
Lieb took over American operations from former CEO Paul Halata in September of 2006. Reports surfaced in October of 2011 that Lieb was dismissed from his posting at MB, with a variety of rumors swirling. Eventually, news broke that financial wrong doing was responsible for the German's firing.
Make way for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, the most wonderfully preposterous car I have ever driven.
There is absolutely no reason why any two-seat roadster should be fitted with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 developing 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, but I sure am glad that Mercedes-Benz doesn't see things that way.
Drop into the leather-lined cockpit of this $213,145 provocateur, floor the accelerator pedal as I did over and over again, and 60 miles per hour falls in a traction-limited 3.9 seconds. Top speed has been electronically held to 186 mph (this apparently saves Gulfstream jet owners from embarrassment). Forget the SL550 and SL63 AMG, the valets will trip over themselves attending to the tycoon driving this thoroughbred - it's the real deal.
Looks like another Tesla Motors investor will be looking to cash in on their connection. Autoweek reports Mercedes-Benz will offer their B-Class in the U.S. with Tesla propulsion.
The magazine says their source at the German automaker confirms plans for a B-Class electric-only vehicle. While Tesla already provides battery packs for the battery-powered Smart ForTwo, the B-Class EV will reportedly have Tesla batteries, motor and other components. U.S. residents should be able to procure one sometime in 2014.
The same Mercedes source says plans for a hybrid B-Class have been postponed for now. Adding a range-extending, gasoline-powered engine to an electric vehicle would put the car into a different class for which rebates and incentives aren't as favorable in the States.