1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL


Launched at the 1955 Frankfurt Show, the attractive 190SL roadster looked very similar to the 300SL, but thanks to more modest underpinnings it cost a great deal less. Based on the 180 saloon of 1953 – Mercedes-Benz’s first car to use a unitary construction body/chassis – the 190SL sported all round coil spring suspension and power assisted drum brakes. Power came from a 1,897cc version of the 180 saloon’s four cylinder engine which, via twin Solex carburettors, produced 120bhp at 5,700rpm and 101lb/ft at 3,800rpm. Allied to a four-speed manual gearbox, this endowed the sleek, aerodynamic and comparatively light 190SL with a 115mph top speed and 0-60mph acceleration in a respectable 13.0 seconds.

This magnificent left hand drive example has been the subject to a recent restoration which included a re-spray, re-upholstery, new interior and an engine overhaul to bring the car to its stunning current condition; finished in black with a contrasting luscious deep red leather upholstery. The engine has been re-built by specialists Silchester Garage in Berkshire, UK, with an invoice for the work carried out in the cars history file. This car has had a new clutch, re-faced flywheel, new stainless steel exhaust, new re-built carburettors, reconditioned radiator, new hydraulic cylinders, new hydraulic hoses and new battery. The brakes have also been re-lined to name just some of the work undertaken on this wonderful car. Supplied with a matching black hard top, this car is an all year round practical classic.

Dieses großartige Stück mit Linkssteuerung wurde erst kürzlich restauriert, inklusive Neulackierung, Neuverkleidung, neuem Interieur und einer Motorüberholung, um das Auto zu seiner atemberaubenden aktuellen Verfassung zu bringen; gefertigt in Schwarz mit sinnlicher tiefroter Lederverkleidung. Der Motor ist von den Fachmännern von Silchester Garage in Berkshire, UK neu aufgebaut worden, dessen Rechnung in der Autoakte beiliegt. Dieses Auto hat eine neue Kupplung, ein neues Auslassventil aus rostfreiem Stahl, neu aufgebaute Vergaser, Heizkörper, neue hydraulische Zylinder und Schläuche und eine neue Batterie und Bremsen erhalten. Dies sind nur einige der Arbeiten an dem Auto. Geliefert mit einem passenden schwarzen Hartdach, ist dieses Auto ein Alljahres-Klassiker.

Sold For €109,280

Auction Techno Classica April 2016
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lot details

Lot Number 150
Registration Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 019958
Year 1960
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 190SL

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