Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Beautiful Mercedes-Benz 190 SL in discrete black with dark green roof and green interior - a very rare combination!

Technical Specification
Our ID 1114
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Model 190 SL
Produced 1955-1963
Year 1959
Steering Left Hand Drive
Exterior Black
Interior Green
Engine 4 In-line
Capacity 1,884 cc
Power 77kW/105bhp
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The Era...

In the mid-fifties, people were once again in a position to afford consumer goods and the automotive industry brought higher-value cars onto the German market. At the time, there were calls to increase sales in the important American market by Hoffmann, the US importer, through attractive sports car models. Therefore, at short notice, Mercedes-Benz decided to develop a new sports car range. It was the birth of a gorgeous 190-SL series, which was launched in February 1954 in New York and was already in production by January 1955. The abbreviation SL stands for Sport Light and was actually the mark of the 300 series. The use of SL for the 190 was aimed at adding value to the series. In the 190 SL brochure, however, the more appropriate term “touring sports car” was used. In total, 25,881 examples were produced.

The Condition...

...or how it really is.

The car was fully renovated to the highest level by specialist restorers in 2014. It is now presented visually and mechanically in perfect condition, that is, to the same standard as when it was originally delivered. Since restoration is has not been driven. The work is fully documented.

The Performance...

...or what is it like to drive?

With its special colour combination and in its high quality, restored state the 190 looks simply gorgeous and you can hardly resist the impulse to get in and drive away. The top can be opened in a few steps, just as quickly and easily as in a modern vehicle. Simply close the cover with a few studs and your open-top ride can commence. When driving you can enjoy the elements and still sit comfortably and relaxed in the well-crafted leather seats. Let the legendary quality and advanced engineering standards of the SL series get to work! A very pleasant side effect is having the secure feeling that you have a good, stable investment with great growth potential.