Grandma’s: 62 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
You have to love stories like this and hope, of course, they are true. Allegedly, Grandma drove it back and forth to work 2 miles in each direction. But we have a good feeling about this listing. Remember the stunning black Porsche 356B with 31,000 miles? Well, this is the Mercedes-Benz equivalent. It looks like Grandma may be long gone sadly because this car isn’t as detailed and sharp as the Porsche. But that doesn’t matter. The 190SL is nowhere near as sporting as the Porsche. This is a relatively mild-mannered touring car in the Mercedes tradition. The build quality is exceptional and the design mimics the 300SL to a small degree. Of course, the chassis and mechanicals are light years apart. We like this car and hope that it check out. There is no mention of recent work although it is stated to be totally roadworthy by the seller. The starting bid is a whopping $80,000 and it could be spot on. It will never (never say never) be a #1 car but it could be better than that – an original car. And then you get into the same conundrum we had with the 356B. It’s value is based on originality and low mileage. There are few cars like that so the valuation will be set by more than one person wanting to own the same car. If you aren’t a serious collector you can find nice cars for less. But if you want the one with a story at the next concours or club event, click here and start bidding.