Stunning 190 SL takes centre-stage at free Mercedes-Benz museum

An immaculate example of one of the most beautiful cars Mercedes has made, the 190 SL, is on display at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey.

Classic Mercedes SL on display at Mercedes-Benz World
Classic Mercedes SL on display at Mercedes-Benz World (image: Shawn Eastman)

An immaculate example of one of the most beautiful cars Mercedes has ever made, the 190 SL, is on display in the main reception area at Mercedes-Benz World – the brand’s free-to-visit showcase at Brooklands in Surrey.

It’s a 1957 model, and right-hand drive, in Anthracite Grey with a red interior. With an estimated value of £365,000, it arrives fresh from a 4,000-hour restoration.

Hemmels, the company that undertook the work on the car, is a classic Mercedes-Benz SL specialist. 

Classic Mercedes SL on display at Mercedes-Benz World

Both this 1957 190 SL and a similarly-restored 280 SL Pagoda will be on display into early 2020, following an exclusive preview evening on November 15 2019.

Hemmels will also display a selection of its cars at the upcoming NEC Classic Car Show, taking place on the weekend of November 8 2019.

A ‘brand new’ classic SL

Each Hemmels restoration involves a bare-metal respray and rebuild, over the course of 52 weeks. A 12-month parts-and-labour warranty is offered on all cars. 

SL stands for Super Leicht, or Sport Leicht. It remains one of the most iconic and long-standing names in motoring. These are the cars that fortified the legend, and they join SLs of all ages at Mercedes-Benz World.

Classic Mercedes SL on display at Mercedes-Benz World

“Mercedes-Benz World is an exceptional venue and reveals how the quality of the brand goes beyond automotive engineering to the ethos of the entire company and their overall commitment to excellence.” said Joseph Sullivan, CEO of Hemmels.

“We’re excited to once again have a Hemmels restoration selected for display at this stunning location.”

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