Mercedes SL 190
Mercedes-Benz 190 SL finished in Silver with freshly trimmed Blue leather - Original UK Car
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was first displayed at the New York motor show in 1954 and can be largely credited to Max Hoffman who foresaw that the competition success of the 300 SL Gullwing could translate into a popular vehicle for the USA market. The 190 sat at half the price of its bigger 6-cylinder brother in the 300SL and subsequently outsold the more expensive model eight-fold.
In total, around 26,000 190 SLs were produced between 1955-1963 with around 70% of these being delivered to the USA. It was the stunning design and complete usability of the car that suited the US market so well, especially in states such as California.
The car we are offering is an original UK RHD example that is finished in Silver with Blue leather interior. We have just had the car completely re-trimmed in its stunning blue leather, as well as extensive mechanical works to ensure that even with its 111,200 miles from new, the car runs as well as the day it left the factory. With several MOTs from the past decade or so, this is a lovely and honest example of a beautiful and classic 2 seater convertible; perfect to enjoy on a sunny day or sit in the finest of collections.