Our Mercedes-Benz 190SL example was built on the 12th July 1957 and, like so many others (almost 40%), hails from the United States. The US Title shows ownership to a Mr James J. Little Snr, from Stafford Springs, Connecticut, who purchased the car on April 07 1965 from Central Connecticut Car Sales, ironically, in the town of BERLIN in Connecticut. He would retain the car until February 28 1976, but not without keeping the cars German vibes alive, subsequently selling to a Mr Karl S.M. Arnolt, from Durham in New Hampshire. It’s not exactly clear when the car returned to Germany, but the single German owner purchased it in 2011 from a classic car trader who is sadly no longer with us. In December of that same year, it was valued as a Condition 1- (Gutachten) vehicle with a market value of €98.500. However, the proud new owner decided to invest further and subsequently entrusted the car to several marque specialists, which culminated in a further Valuation Report (Gutachten) in August 2016 with the car now valued at €148.000. The car has been sparingly driven since with just 2000 miles since its completion. Now considered as an older restoration, the car still holds its own and is still in stunning condition. * The indicated mileage is most likely to be 135.256 miles. Overall, these cars offer a level of assembly quality quite alien to most of its period contemporaries and Cathedral Classics are absolutely delighted to bring this fine example to the market place.