Mercedes 190 SL 1960

Mercedes 190 SL 1960

Characteristics

4-cylinder engine, 1.9l 105 hp

First presented at the New York Auto Show in February 1954 and then unveiled one year later in its final version in Geneva, the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL immediately became one of the dream cars produced in the 1950s.

Designed by Karl Wilfert and Walter Häcker, the Mercedes 190 SL (W 121) inherited lines largely inspired by those of the mythical 300 SL with gull-wing doors.

This German two-seater convertible has set new standards in the Grand tourer category in terms of comfort, style and dynamism. Its sporty character was particularly highlighted by a « racing » version, which was only available for a short period of time, and by the aluminium doors, a reduced windscreen and other elements designed especially for competition.

From its entry into production in June 1955 until the end of its production in 1963, 25,881 units of the Mercedes 190 SL were sold worldwide, 80% of which outside German borders (40% of these models were destined for the United States). More than 60 years later, the Mercedes 190 SL hasn’t aged at all and its charm still works, its value hasn’t stopped increasing since the early 80s.

This car has recently been fully restored in the Netherlands.

« Matching numbers » mechanics and chassis.

Mercedes 190 SL 1960

Characteristics

4-cylinder engine, 1.9l 105 hp

First presented at the New York Auto Show in February 1954 and then unveiled one year later in its final version in Geneva, the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL immediately became one of the dream cars produced in the 1950s.

Designed by Karl Wilfert and Walter Häcker, the Mercedes 190 SL (W 121) inherited lines largely inspired by those of the mythical 300 SL with gull-wing doors.

This German two-seater convertible has set new standards in the Grand tourer category in terms of comfort, style and dynamism. Its sporty character was particularly highlighted by a « racing » version, which was only available for a short period of time, and by the aluminium doors, a reduced windscreen and other elements designed especially for competition.

From its entry into production in June 1955 until the end of its production in 1963, 25,881 units of the Mercedes 190 SL were sold worldwide, 80% of which outside German borders (40% of these models were destined for the United States). More than 60 years later, the Mercedes 190 SL hasn’t aged at all and its charm still works, its value hasn’t stopped increasing since the early 80s.

This car has recently been fully restored in the Netherlands.

« Matching numbers » mechanics and chassis.