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This overwhelmingly original 190 SL boasts a fascinating, documented history and 55-year ownership by one of the most highly respected US economists of the past century. Unrestored, and having been carefully enjoyed and dutifully maintained, its engine matches the factory build record, and the consignor believes that the car retains the vast majority of its original paint and interior materials.
J. Dewey Daane, who was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors by President John F. Kennedy, purchased this Mercedes-Benz when new and kept it until his passing in 2017. Mr. Daane took delivery of the car in France, shipped it home, and accumulated less than 46,000 km in total. Since being acquired by the consignor, this 190 SL, which is finished in the attractive color of Hellblau (Light Blue, DB 334), has been serviced and inspected by marque experts who have delighted in its high level of originality and preservation.
The rarity of such an original car cannot be overstated, and documents attest to the care afforded this 190 SL since new. It is accompanied by the factory maintenance log, decades of service records, original manuals and factory literature, original tool roll, a replacement soft top in its factory box, and even its original tires. This very special Mercedes-Benz offers an opportunity for continued preservation and enthusiastic presentation befitting a car of such commendable originality.