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1956 Mercedes 190 SL

Price: 175.000 Euros
Status: For Sale
Exterior Color: Black
Body Style: Convertible
Fuel: Petrol
Engine: 1.9 Liter Inline 4
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual

The 190 SL, Daimler-Benz’s first volume sports car, known internally as the W121, used a shortened version of the W120 platform and topped it with the unique roadster body. It shared the 180’s 120-bhp, 1.9-liter, four-cylinder engine and all-independent coil-spring suspension, including the swing axles, which provided considerable flexibility during aggressive cornering. The 190 SL was produced from 1955 to 1963, and Mercedes-Benz built a total of 25,881 units over the production run. The car was marketed as more of a comfortable cruiser than the powerful 300 SL sports car, and its performance was quite capable for the era, with a top speed of 110 mph and 0–60 mph times of 13.3 seconds, all the while affording upwards of 26 miles to each gallon.

Styling was intentionally similar to its bigger 300 SL sibling, with the most notable features being the rounded overall lines, low nose, and wide grille with the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star, causing no one to mistake this for any other vehicle. Luggage space was provided by a comparatively large trunk and a roomy interior, which befits the sports tourer yet preserves its practical status in the Mercedes-Benz hierarchy.

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