1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet

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1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet

Sold for € 69,000 (US$ 76,134) inc. premium
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
Châssis n° 1210408501091
Moteur n° 1219218501124

À côté de sa très onéreuse sportive 300 SL, issue de la compétition, Mercedes-Benz proposait une sportive moins spectaculaire mais non moins raffinée, la 190 SL. Présentée en 1954 et construite sur la plate forme à suspension indépendante aux quatre roues de la berline 180, la 190 SL entra en production en janvier 1955. 'Peu de nouvelles sportives auront été attendues aussi longtemps et avec autant d'impatience que la SL à prix modéré de Mercedes-Benz', écrivait Road & Track. Monté comme un sous-ensemble détachable avec la suspension avant, la direction et la boîte manuelle à quatre rapport, la moteur était un quatre cylindres à arbre à cames en tête – une première pour une Mercedes-Benz - de 1897 cm3. Le modèle connut un gros succès aux États-Unis où une majorité des quelque 26.000 unités produites trouvèrent preneur entre 1955 et 1963.

Cette 190 SL fut immatriculée pour la première fois aux Pays-Bas en 1970 et a, depuis, connu seulement deux propriétaires dans ce pays. Complètement restaurée en 1988, la voiture est décrite comme en très bon état général, affichant un total de 13.300 km au compteur. Les papiers comprennent deux évaluations par des experts, des papiers d'immatriculation hollandais et son formulaire belge 705.

1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Cabriolet
Chassis no. 1210408501091
Engine no. 1219218501124

Alongside its hyper-expensive race-bred sports car - the 300SL - Mercedes-Benz offered the less exotic but no less refined 190SL. Announced in 1954 and based on the 180 saloon whose all-independently-suspended running gear it used, the 190SL eventually entered production in January 1955. 'Very few new sportscars have been so eagerly awaited or so long in coming as the moderately priced SL version of the Mercedes-Benz,' observed Road & Track. Mounted on a detachable sub-frame along with the front suspension, steering and four-speed manual gearbox, the power unit was a 1,897cc overhead-camshaft four - the first such engine ever to feature in a Mercedes-Benz. The model was a big hit in the USA where many of the slightly fewer than 26,000 produced between 1955 and 1963 found homes.

This 190SL was first registered in the Netherlands in 1970 and sine then has enjoyed two long-term owners in that country. Fully restored in 1988, the car is described as in generally very good condition, currently displaying a total of 13,300 kilometres on the odometer. Accompanying documentation consist of expert valuations (x2), Netherlands registration papers and Belgian Form 705.

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1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL cabriolet
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