1956 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

190 SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion

Espace Fontvielle
Monaco

On View:
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00

Sale:

Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

During the Fifties, when Mercedes-Benz was the dominant force in top-level motor sport, the undisputed flagship of the firm's production car range was the stunning 300 SL sports car. Highly desirable as it was, it was also financially out of the reach of most enthusiasts. Keen to capitalise on the 300 SL's numerous competition successes, and find a foothold in the increasingly lucrative sports car market, Mercedes-Benz introduced its smaller stable mate, the equally beautifully engineered 190 SL.

Launched at the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show, the attractive 190 SL roadster looked very similar to the 300SL, but thanks to m