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Lot 146 - 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

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ESTIMATE €150,000- €170,000

Auction Legende et Passion Monaco 2018
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Lot Number 146
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 1210427502830
Year 1957
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 190SL

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Stylistically evocative of the mighty 300SL, but with a slightly less complex drive train, the 190SL remains among the most desirable roadsters of its era. The prototype was first shown at the 1954 New York Auto Show, with the 190SL produced between May 1955 and February 1963.

The 190SL was sold alongside the faster, more expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL, similar not just in terms of styling, engineering and detailing, but also sharing fully independent suspension, double wishbone suspension at the front and swing axles at the rear.

 

The 190 SL was powered by a new, slightly over square 1.9 litre straight-four SOHC engine that developed 120hp with twin-choke dual Solex carburettors, the four-cylinder engine block was based on the six-cylinder engine of the 300 SL. Teamed with a four-speed manual gearbox, sleek aerodynamics and comparatively light weight allowed for a top speed of 115mph and a respectable 0-60 time of 13.0 seconds.

 

The stunning 190SL on offer here today is fresh from a recent full documented concours-standard restoration. Finished in a wonderful gunmetal metallic grey with turquoise leather interior, this fabulous matching numbers example has also enjoyed a mechanical overhaul and is ready to be enjoyed by the next owner. A wonderful example of a true classic..


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