An amazing 1965 Mercedes 190C with only 7,295 recorded miles on its speedometer will go to auction with no reserve on 27th November at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.
The German automotive timewarp has been in dry storage since 1975, and in the current owner’s custodian since registration in September 1965 and was supplied to the UK as a right-hand-drive vehicle.
Mercedes 190C (W110)
Replacing the W120 180c/180Dc and W121 190b/190Db, the car was designed to provide a more affordable option into the luxury 4-cylinder saloon or sedan market. With an identical rear end to the W111 220b, the car drew its aspirations from the W111 series but sported round headlights and slightly shorter front end.
Popular with the taxi fraternity because of the extremely generous luggage carrying space, the ‘W111 220b’ short clone was a more cost-effective way to travel and commercially viable for passenger transportation around crowded cities. So much so that the 190Dc exceeded any petrol-engined sales of the 190c by around 120,000 units.
The W110, which still retains the PVC door card protection still in place on driver’s door, was supplied by Mercedes-Benz main dealer, Comberhill Garage in Ashton in Makerfield on September 1st 1965. Amazingly, the original dealer wallet, salesman’s business card, key fob, first and last tax disc, dealer tax disc holder, radio leaflet, radio blanking plate and last MOT certificate are all still present.
The Mercedes-Benz was laid-up in 1975 as the owner considered it “too good to use in modern traffic with careless drivers“. It remained in its garage until excavated by the H & H transport team in October 2019.
It really is a ‘time warp’ example with an interior in exceptional condition. The owner had MB fitted carpets but chose not to use these and had another set made to protect the rubber matting.
The car has now been professionally valeted on the right-hand side to show what superb condition the bodywork, paintwork and chrome is under the 40 plus years of dust.
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