Great barn finds are made everyday, but some are more special than others. This recent discovery was just made by reader Mike V while visiting a friend. It is a 1962 Mercedes 190SL and it has only had one owner its whole life. This beauty only covered 42k miles before being put into storage in 1969 so it is completely original. Even the tires are claimed to be original and still holding air. The car is not currently on the market, but Mike thought it was just too good to not share.
The 190SL may not be as fast or desirable as the 300SL, but it is still a remarkable car which is only going to go up in value. This particular example has some unique features that set it apart. Read Mike’s own words regarding his find. “This car is a one owner 1962 Mercedes Benz 190SL. It has lived in Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach California its entire life. Upon moving on to a new car, the owner parked it in 1969 where it has sat and rested in beautiful Carmel Valley. It is rare factory black with red interior, please notice the factory head rests on the passenger seat (I have never seen a set).”
“During its seven years on the road it lived an amazing life with many sporting drives and some celeb co-pilots. It is thought to have done some light racing and sporting events as well. This car is very complete right down to the factory hard top. As you can guess it is almost totally rust free and in striking condition considering its slumber.” Looks like a great find Mike. We thank you for sharing and have to admit that we wouldn’t mind having this is our garage.