A black Mercedes-Benz 190 SL with a red Interieor - the most elegant touring racing car of the fifties
Type190 SL Roadster
Time of production1955-1963
SteeringLeft hand drive
Engine4 Cylinder in a row
Engine Matching NumberYes
Engine Power 77kW 105HP
ExtrasWhite wall tires, Radio Becker, center arm rest, luggage set optional
Or what was it actually like in those days?
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL dates back to the initiative of the then major US importer, Max Hoffman. In 1953, he asked the management of Daimler-Benz for a production version of the 300 SL „Gullwing“ – a car that was hitherto only available as a pure race car - and also for a less expensive version of the 190 SL. Both variants were then developed and production-ready in record time. The 190 SL was first delivered in the spring of 1955. As a design icon of the fifties, it was a great success, until production ceased in 1962.
Or how it really is.
It is a very elaborately restored automobile. During the restoration special emphasis was placed on the original specifications (color, interior equipment, top) of the manufacturer. The result is a vehicle with a new car character. Due to the special restoration services, this vehicle stands out clearly from the normal old-timer market as well as from the other classic cars with state mark 1. Engine Matching Number. The work carried out is extensively documented and the sale is covered by a one-year full warranty. The Mercedes-Benz data card and an individual valuation report are available.
Or what is like to drive?
Reliable, functional, suitable for everyday use, easy to maintain, comfortable, shapely, exciting and stable in value - these are the attributes that spontaneously pervade your mind when you look at the design icon 190 SL from Mercedes-Benz. But you can also spontaneously for a leisurely coffee ride or to more distant resorts (quite stylish with the optional suitcase and armrest!) Break - the proverbial Mercedes quality, the high practicality and good handling make it possible. There is also no need to worry about maintenance requirements and possible maintenance measures, since the spare parts supply is well secured and there are plenty of workshops with experience in the maintenance and servicing of the 190's. He is certainly a valuable collector's item in his frame data. Due to the early production number and the first-class condition he certainly has potential for value increases.