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Lot 256: Mercedes-Benz 190 SLR Recreation

Techno Classica, Coys (2 April 2011)

As the few SLR being built by the motorsport department do not exist any more, the Mercedes Classic Centre in Stuttgart produced a replica in the mid nineties for exhibitions and classic rallies, quite often driven by the owner of this 190 SLR which is now for sale. The Mercedes Benz SLR for sale is one of the best existing replicas in the world (quote: Mercedes Benz Classic Centre) and was built seven years ago by a very well-known marque specialist for classic racing cars in Germany as a complete bolts and nuts restoration, based on a 1959 SL.

Today the car is presented in extremely original condition throughout and is free of any accident damage and rust. The car is painted in the original Mercedes soft silver colour of the mid fifties works racing cars. It is still in the hands of the first owner after being built and sold by the marque specialist.

Extremely lightweight chassis with two new aero screens, driver roll bar, racing gas cap, racing belts, footrests for driver and navigator, classic Nardi steering wheel, fire extinguisher, special side exhaust pipes, 14 inch wheels, special Bilstein shock absorbers, emergency stop switch, separate start button.

The 2 litre engine (with two Webber twin carburettors 45 DCOH) and the gearbox have been completely overhauled. The engine has a lot of torque and pulls strongly in all four gears, the steering and gearbox works precisely and is without play. The output of the engine is approx. 140 hp, 35 hp more than the original SL. In combination with the lightweight chassis the SLR has a very good acceleration and a maximum speed of 180 km/h (112 mls/h). The engine does start up immediately, also all other technical components are in perfect working order.

The car is equipped with tripmaster, two classic stop watches and intercom radio.

The 190 SLR attended only in regularity classic rallies (always transported by trailer), and has been continuously serviced by Mercedes highly repudiated marque specialist Mechatronik GmbH, Pleidelsheim (near Stuttgart) and is functioning perfectly in every aspect.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a nearly authentic, spectacular and very rare Mercedes Benz 190 SLR in rally ready condition.

Lot Details
Auction Techno Classica
Coys, Essen, Germany
TypeCar
Lot Number256
Estimate€100000-€120000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)€90000
Year1959
Condition rating0
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Chassis number121042109501539
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