- Technical Specification
Our ID 1335 Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Model 190 SL Roadster Produced 1955-1962 Year 1956 Steering Left Hand Drive Exterior Red Interior Leather Black Engine 4 in line Capacity 1.884 cc Power 77kW/105hp Extras Becker radio, white wall tyres, center arm rest, luggage set (optional) Price 215.000 USD Guarantee complete one-year warranty
...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. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
The vehicle has been recently fully restored to the highest standard, by specialist companies. Especially its colour and interieur are near its original look. It is presented in flawless condition both visually and mechanically, to the same standards as when it was first delivered.
The todays condition, thanks to the special restoration, set it apart from other vehicles in condition 1 and makes it really special. Since restoration, the vehicle has not been driven. All work is documented by a comprehensive photographic collection. Copy of the Mercedes-Benz data card as well as an individual Classic Data certificate have been requested.
...or what is it like to drive?
It looks very elegant and is fully functional - a classic, valuable collector's item. However, you can also spontaneously fall in its grey leather seats and drive off in a flash, whether to the local coffee shop or on holiday! The rock-solid engineering and suitability for everyday use make this possible. With its design and colour combination it attracts attention: from any side and any angle you look at it, whilst stationary or in motion, if you like profiles, you cannot resist turning your head.