1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL RoadsterSOLD

1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s Amelia Island event, March 9, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Amelia Island.

Chassis No.
121.042.5500458

Estimate:
$150,000 - $200,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

120 bhp, 1,897 cc overhead-valve inline four-cylinder engine with alloy head, dual Solex carburetors, all-synchro four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and wishbones, low-pivot swing axle rear suspension, and four-wheel servo-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.


Rare early production example
His and hers double set of fitted luggage
Restored to original colors and to the highest standards
Best of Show winner at the 2004 International 190SL Convention

If Mercedes-Benz ever built a competitor to the Chevrolet Corvette or Jaguar XK120, it was the lively little 190SL. Steel monocoque construction with aluminum hood, doors, and rear decklid gave it a unique feeling of quality, the trademark Mercedes hewn from granite sensation. Its rivals, even German ones such as a Porsche 356, were lacking in that regard. That aided in driver confidence and driving pleasure, further abetted by wonderful steering and gear changes. It may not have been as swift as its big brother 300SL, but anyone who has driven both knows which is actually more fun on a daily basis. It will happily cruise at the speed limit on the fastest highways in North America..

Reference Number 211243

as of 3/21/2013

Overview
Car 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
VIN 121.042.5500458 
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