Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
|Extras||Radio, white wall tyres, clock, owners manual, tool kit, optional: luggage set (2-/3-pieces) in interior colour|
...or what was it actually like in those days?
The mid-fifties saw the start of Germany’s economic miracle. People could afford to purchase again and economic growth ensued. It was also possible to sell higher value consumer goods on the German market. In parallel, requests for Mercedes sports cars came from the important U.S. market which further increased demand. As a result, Mercedes-Benz decided to develop new sports car models. It was the birth of the SL series, introduced in 1954 in New York. The abbreviation SL stands for Sport Light and was the mark of the 300 series. The use of SL for the 190 series was aimed at adding value to the series. In brochures, however, the more appropriate term “touring sports car” was used. In total, 25,881 examples were produced.
...or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
The vehicle is fastidiously restored to the highest level. The 190 is as visually and technically perfect as it was when delivered in 1957. Extensive photo-documentation is available.
...or what is it like to drive?
Whether used for shows or for excursions, it still impresses anyone who sets eyes on it. From any side and any angle you look at a 190, whilst stationary or in motion, if you like profiles, you cannot resist turning your head. This goes not only for the open top but also with the roof closed. In its current condition, it is certainly a good investment, with great potential to increase in value.
Preiskategorie B: 175.000 bis 225.000 Euro
Garantie: 1 Jahr, vollumfänglich