fbpx

Lot 115 - 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL        

Subscribe to our Newsletter

€92,250

Auction Berlin October 2017
Auction Date
Day of Auction

Lot Details

Lot Number 115
Reg. Number German Registered
Chassis Number 1210428500717
Year 1958
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 190SL

+44 208 614 7888

Call Coys Auction Dept for more info
or use the enquiry form below.

Search

Enter the make/model/year you are interested in:

Description

For those insufficiently wealthy to afford 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 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. “Very few new sports cars have been so eagerly awaited or so long in coming as the moderately priced SL version of the Mercedes-Benz,” observed Road & Track magazine.

Mounted on a detachable subframe along 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 carburetors, this M121 power 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. The fact that the 190’s ride was more boulevard than sporting, and that many contemporary sports cars could outperform it while costing a good deal less, did nothing to deter sales. The model was a big hit in the US, where a good percentage of the slightly fewer than 26,000 produced between 1955 and 1963 found homes.

Coys is very pleased to offer an excellent and matching numbers example of the much sought after little brother to the 300 SL. This 1958 car is finished in the classic colour combination of silver with red leather interior and a black hood. Accompanied by an expert inspection report and clean TÜV until 06/2018. This superb Mercedes Benz roadster from the 1950`s is definitely not to be missed.

 


Enquire

Your name

Email

Telephone

Message

Join the COYS Connoisseur Club and receive monthly COYS newsletters, regular updates & exclusive member benefits.