Mercedes Benz 190 SL (W121) (1958)
An Icon. The Mercedes Benz 190 SL is a two-door grand tourer convertible with a removable hardtop, The 190 SL presented itself as an attractive, more affordable alternative to the exclusive legendary race-bred 300SL Roadster with many of its engineering and design cues carried over. It is often assumed that the SL letters stand for Super-Leicht or Sport-Leicht. The 190 SL debuted at the New York Auto Show in 1954 before going into full production in early 1955. Mercedes paired the car with the SOHC straight 4 engine that produced 1897cc and 105bhp. The engine is coupled to a 4 speed manual gearbox. Mercedes had pieced the 190 SL with their developed suspension technology, double wishbones and coil springs at the front and a coil-sprung swing axle at the rear, giving it the unbeatable ride quality and handling during its time. Built to the highest standard, the 190SL featured a simple yet functional cockpit offering comfort for its passengers and relatively large luggage space for a convertible. This is a perfect, well documented Mercedes 190 SL with an attractive finish. Both the car’s interior and exterior are in pristine condition, as this 190 SL was out of a world renowned museum based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has had many years of love and care until it finally found its way onto the market. Contact us to find out more about this iconic collector's item.