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: 650-343-7980

: California, United State

Images taken December 2021.

1955 190SL - ID# 121042-5500112 - 180 Silver/Red Leather - Both Tops
Engine #121921-5500129 (matches data card) - Tourist Delivery.
The 112th 190SL Constructed - Remained in original family ownership until December 2021.
Original Handbooks/Keys - Original sales invoice - Original shipping invoices.
Full engine rebuild/starter motor/Carburetor conversion and brakes done in 2017 (300 miles ago)
Painted decades ago and showing various areas of paint failure. Fabulous largely original interior.
Soft top replaced in 2017.

John Mc Williams placed his order for a 1955 190SL via MB's tourist delivery program on May 26, 1955.
The car cost $4,100 including charges for leather upholstery and US specifications.
After picking the car up at the factory circa July 15, 1955 he toured the Continent recording his experiences with extensive photographs.

He flew the car to England aboard a Bristol 170 Freighter in August and continued touring until he consigned the car to be shipped aboard the Vancouver Star to arrive back to his home in Long Beach, CA around November 9, 1955.

An engineer, Mc Williams meticulously chronicled has travels abroad with the SL, taking pictures and retaining most of the receipts he accumulated during the trip, many of which you see in the photo essay.

Upon Mc Williams' death in January 2016, the car passed to his favored nephew who stored the car before turning it over to Burlingame Motors in Northern California for a full re-commissioning. The work included a full engine overhaul, brake system overhaul and much more as noted in the repair orders included in the photo essay.

It remains today as much an historical artifact as a lovely example of a largely original early 190SL.

Feel free to call with any questions.

Roy Spencer @ 650-343-7980 - Pre-purchase inspections available.
Global shipping gladly arranged.
This unusual 190SL can be inspected in San Francisco, CA.
Providing exceptional cars to the global Mercedes-Benz community for 31 years.
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