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1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL news, specifications, and information

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Sold for $129,250 at RM Auctions .

Max Hoffman, the US Importer, Mercedes-Benz management to build a less costly open to complement the 300SL ‘Gullwing.’ The was the 190SL.

This example was delivered to Dale Smith, of Kansas, by Economy Motors, of Texas. It was used until and then put away in a barn it would reside until its to a Kansas-based restorer in 1991, it remained until recently. At the the car had under 38,000 actual The car was restored to factory standards in its strawberry Red Metallic (DB543), a new, tan leather interior original hides included, a new top, also in tan, and an (DB608) hard top. desirable factory accessories a spare fuel can, radio rebuilt by Becker, and the plated gearshift knob. is an

overhead-cam four-cylinder engine displaces 1897cc and breaths a twin Solex carburetors. is a four-speed manual transmission and hydraulic drum brakes.

In 2013, this car was offered for at RM Auctions Scottsdale, Arizona As bidding came to a close, the car had sold for the sum of $129,250 inclusive of premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb

Max Hoffman was responsible for the sporty Mercedes-Benz 190SL sports The S represented ‘Sports’ while the L Light, or ‘Sehr Leicht’. a curb weight of 2560 it was hardly ‘light’ when with other vehicles in it some 500 through 1000 less. It was however an excellent to the higher-priced Mercedes-Benz 300SL. The 300SL was available only as a while the 190 SL could be purchased as a with a soft top convertible or a removable hardtop roof.

In 1954, Mercedes introduced its 190SL at the New York Auto Fifteen months later the version was displayed at the 1955 Auto Show. Gone was the that had been on the hood, with other aesthetic

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The 300SL was initially priced at while the 190SL was $3998. As a the 190SL outsold the 300SL by eight to one. In its best 4,032 190SL’s were In its worst year only 104 were produced.

Under the was an 1897 cc four-cylinder OHC engine was capable of producing around 105 It took 14.5 seconds to go zero to sixty and had a top speed of 110 mph. Drum brakes placed on all four corners of the 14 one inch vehicle. Servo were optional until at which point they standard.

The engine capacity was taken account when naming the By moving the decimal place to the left, it created 189.7. The was then rounded up to 190. So the 190 the approximate engine capacity in meaning about 1.9 liters.

The production run lasted from through 1963. Most of the were open roadsters the were coupes. In comparison to other nameplates, this is a low number, guarantying its exclusivity and in today’s standards. It was a beautiful to the prestigious and awe-inspiring gullwing 300SL.

By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2006

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