1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539

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Lot 516N
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Sold for £ 77,660 (US$ 100,424) inc. premium
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
*Left-hand drive
*Manual transmission
*Restored in 2014 by SLS, Hamburg
*Swedish title

Footnotes

  • In 1954 Mercedes-Benz had introduced the 300 SL sports car, a 'Gullwing' coupé inspired by the German manufacturer's highly successful 300 Super Leicht series of sports-racers that had spearheaded its return to international competition. Expensive and exclusive, the 300 SL caused a sensation and set new standards for high performance sports cars. Introduced at the same time was a cheaper, less exotic but no less refined sports roadster: the 190 SL. Based on the 180 saloon whose all-independently-suspended running gear it used, the 190 SL did not enter production until January 1955, the delay being caused by alterations aimed at strengthening the saloon's shortened platform to compensate for the open body's reduced stiffness.

    Mounted on a detachable sub-frame together with the four-speed manual gearbox, front suspension and steering, the power unit was a 1,897cc overhead-camshaft four - the first such engine ever to feature in a Mercedes-Benz. Breathing through twin Solex downdraft carburettors, this M121 unit produced 105bhp at 5,700rpm, an output sufficient to propel the 190SL to 100km/h in 14.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 171km/h. It was also relatively economical. The 190 SL was more comfortable than the typical British sports car but the fact that its ride was more boulevard than sporting did nothing to deter sales. 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.

    Handsomely finished in black with red leather interior, this left-hand drive 190SL was restored in 2014 by SLS, Hamburg and is presented in good condition. The interior was re-trimmed and re-carpeted throughout during the rebuild and is still fresh and unworn, while the brightwork is in generally good condition and the paintwork displays a few minor imperfections. A matching black hardtop is included in the sale, and the car also has a new black hood. Accompanying documentation consists of a Swedish title, and bills and photographs relating to the 2014 restoration.
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1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 121.040-10-025539
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