Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Extras||White wall tyres, Becker radio, Matching Numbers, owners manual, tool kit, optional: luggage set (2-/3-pieces) in interior colour|
...or what was it actually like in those days?
In 1949, after German monetary reform, solid economic growth slowly commenced and later developed into the economic miracle of the mid-fifties. People could afford to purchase again and the automotive industry saw an opportunity to bring higher-value vehicles to the German market. In parallel, requests for Mercedes sports cars came from the important U.S. market via the importer Max Hoffman, further increasing demand. As a result, Mercedes-Benz decided to develop and produce a new sports car model. It was the birth of the 190 SL series which was introduced in February 1954 in New York and was already in early production by January 1955. 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 has fared over the years?
The original delivery was in Switzerland and the delivery documentation is available. It remained for many years in Switzerland before coming to Germany and is recently restored.
...or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
The vehicle has been expertly restored to a high level. The 190 is as visually and technically perfect as it was when originally delivered. Since restoration, the vehicle has not been driven. The work is documented.
...or what is it like to drive?
With its colour combination of silver exterior with red leather interior, it is a feast for the eyes and a classic collectible. However, you can also spontaneously fall in its caressing leather seats and drive off in a flash, whether to the local bakery or down to Sicily! The rock-solid engineering and suitability for everyday use make this possible – it is a car which still captivates today. 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. This goes not only for the open top but also with the roof closed.
Preiskategorie B: 175.000 bis 225.000 Euro
Garantie: 1 Jahr, vollumfänglich