Mercedes 190 SL
Excellence on road and rally – Mercedes 190 SL
The Mercedes 190 SL is a perfect example of listening to feedback. After the 300 SL was introduced, an American Mercedes importer noticed that many people were interested, but that the 300 SL was too expensive for what most wanted to spend on a weekend car. After a phone call with Germany, everything accelerated; later that year the 190 SL (based on the Ponton) appeared at the New York show. A year later, the production version was ready in Geneva. Remarkably, not as a sports car, but as a comfortable two-seater. This became a great success, from 1955 to 1963 more than 25.000 cars were produced in Germany.
Our 190 SL is from 1961, when smoking and ivory were still very normal, and was brought to the Netherlands in 1994. There the car remained in the family until 2019, after which it went to a Dutch collector. This collector decided to thin out his collection and now we were able to add the 190 to ours.
The 190 SL is in good condition, and it even participated in the historic Zolder Grand Prix twice. Not for racing, fortunately, because it was never meant for that, but for strolling. If you want to enjoy yourself comfortably in the direction of Italy or just along the beach in the Netherlands without having to participate in every traffic light race, then this is the car for you! You don’t have to prove anything with this car because, 190 SL.
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