<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932

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Lot 13
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL

Sold for US$ 71,500 inc. premium
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL

Chassis no. 121042.6502387
Engine no. 121921.10.020932

1,897cc SOHC 4-Cylinder Engine
120bhp at 5,700rpm
2 Weber Carburetors
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes


*Exciting sporting configuration
*Great candidate for vintage racing or rallies
*A Mercedes-Benz classic
*Offered with factory hardtop



THE MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL

In 1954, Mercedes-Benz displayed a new concept at the New York Auto show: a beautiful two-seater 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, SOHC inline four-cylinder engine compared to the 300SL's directly-injected, 3-liter slant six, both shared a basic engine design, suspension system, and level of detail and craftsmanship that defined Mercedes-Benz.

The 190SL was immediately recognizable as a Mercedes, featuring dramatic curves through a restrained use of brightwork that defined this era of Mercedes-Benz automobiles.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This eye-catching 190SL was completed by Mercedes on May 30th, 1956. Finished in white with a trio of red accent stripes running from the grille to the rearmost part of the car, this bumper-less Roadster is unmistakably geared towards spirited driving. Complimented by a pair of Mobil Pegasus graphics just above the front fender 'eyebrows', this sporty two-seater has been prepared for serious driving with new Weber 40DCOE carburetors attached to the 1,897cc engine, an external battery switch, and 4-point safety harnesses to protect the brave driver and passenger.

The paint is in very nice condition throughout and the black hardtop accompanying the car provides a great contrast to the white paint. The red interior is in good condition, with a nice patina and nice accessories including a dash-mounted chronograph, clock, and wood-rimmed steering wheel. Recently, this 190SL was serviced and received careful suspension and brake work, ensuring the drivability of this character-rich roadster. A jack and tool kit are also included in the sale of this Mercedes-Benz.

Footnotes

  • Please note car is titled 1955

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is fitted with a swing axle, not a live axle as written in our catalog.
Contacts
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
<b>1956 MERCEDES-BENZ  190SL</b><br />Chassis no. 121042.6502387<br />Engine no. 121921.10.020932
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