<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449

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Lot 126
1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL

Sold for US$ 247,500 inc. premium
1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421
Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
1,897cc SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Solex Carburetors
105bhp at 5,700rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Matching numbers example
*Exceptional restoration
*Full set of factory luggage
*Offered with factory tools and books
*Attractive European Roadster for the connoisseur


THE MERCEDES 190SL

In 1954, Mercedes displayed a concept at the New York Auto show of a beautiful two-seat roadster with a removable hardtop. This concept came to market in 1955 as the 190SL, a more approachable, less intense sports car compared to the record-breaking 300SL 'Gullwing'. While the 190SL featured a carbureted 1.9 liter inline four cylinder engine compared to the 300SL's direct-injected 3 liter slant six, they shared a basic engine design, suspension system, and a level of detail and craftsmanship that defines Mercedes-Benz.

The new engine, which shared the same bore and stroke of the 300SL, was paired with a fully synchronized 4-speed transmission that sent power to the rear swing axles. The 190SL implemented the same suspension systems as the 300SL, affording it confident handling and drivability.

The 190SL is immediately recognizable as a Mercedes, featuring dramatic curves and thorough yet restrained use of brightwork that defined this era of Mercedes. Many styling cues are borrowed from the 300SL as well, notably the massive three-pointed star in the grille as well as the 'eyebrows' over the wheels.

While the 190SL did not quite offer the performance of other sports cars of the era, the impeccable quality and attractive styling made the 190 a massive success – selling over 25,000 units before production ceased in 1963. Many of these models were delivered to the United States, where its driving demeanor and elegant styling were highly valued. The 190SL is an important part of the culture of small roadsters in the 1950s, as it demonstrated how luxurious the platform could be.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Built in the first half of 1959, this 190SL was ordered with the optional transversely mounted third seat. Offered for sale fresh from a comprehensive restoration in Europe, this 190SL is presented in the handsome combination of dark grey metallic over a new tan leather interior. Under the hood, the level of care in the restoration is immediately recognizable in the materials and colors used – a trait evident throughout the car. This stunning roadster features a complete tool kit, full set of books, and a tartan-lined fitted luggage matching the interior. This vehicle offers a great opportunity to purchase an outstanding example of this charming and iconic roadster.
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<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
<b>1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL  </b><br />Chassis no. 121040-10-9500421 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-9500449
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