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Original Manufactured Colour Combination with Factory Build Options
In 1954 Mercedes displayed a concept at the New York Auto show of a beautiful two-seat roadster. This concept came to market in 1955 as the 190SL, a more approachable, less intense sports car compared to the record-breaking 300SL 'Gullwing'. While the 190SL features a carbureted 1.9 liter inline four-cylinder engine compared to the 300SL's direct-injected 3-liter slant six, they share basic engine design, suspension system, and level of detail and craftsmanship that defines Mercedes-Benz.
The 190SL is immediately recognizable as a Mercedes, featuring dramatic curves and many styling cues were borrowed from the 300SL as well, notably the massive three-pointed star in the grille as well as the 'eyebrows' over the wheels.
Designation SL derives from the German Sport Leicht, or Sport Light. The 190SL design was based on the 300SL Roadster, which it closely resembled both in its styling, engineering, detailing and fully independent suspension, double wishbone suspensions at the front and swing axles at the rear.
We are privileged to offer for sale this exceptional cabriolet presented in magnificent order. The accompanying copy of the original factory Data Card confirms that this Mercedes Benz cabriolet is presented today as it was originally manufactured; colour combination as well as factory options, door mirrors / white wall tyres / overrides. On our pre-purchase inspection we believe the car has received a detailed restoration in recent years including other related areas.
Our post sales preparation will include a fresh service and new MOT by marque specialists. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.