Advertise for Free
Advertise for Free

Mercedes-Benz 190SL '60 1960

General description : The Mercedes-Benz 190SL was a two door grand touring convertible with a removable hardtop. It was produced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. A prototype was first shown at the New York Auto Show of 1954.The 190SL was sold alongside the faster, more expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL, which it closely resembled both in its styling and in its fully independent suspension, with both cars having double wishbone suspensions at the front and swing axles at the rear. However, the 190SL did not use the 300SL's purpose-built tubular spaceframe W198 platform, but was instead built on the shortened monocoque R121 platform, which was modified from the W121 small saloon platform. The 190SL was powered by a completely new, slightly oversquare 1.9L straight-four SOHC engine (Type M121 BII), that developed 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) (or 120 gross hp) that earned itself a reputation for not running that smoothly mostly due to the difficulty in properly synchronising the twin-choke dual Solex carburetors, and that, in detuned form, was later also used in the W120 180 and W121 190 models. In fact, the four cylinder engine block of the 190SL was based on the six cylinder engine of the 300 SL. The 85 mm bore was transferred unchanged from the larger engine to the smaller, although the stroke for the 190 SL was reduced from 88.0 mm to 83.6 mm. The car was available either as a soft-top convertible (initially priced at DM 16,500/$ 3,998 or with removable hardtop (DM 17,650/$ 4,295). A nice option to be had was the third-passenger transversal seat that could even fit an adult. In its early life, the 190SL could also be had as a sports-racing model with small perspex windscreen and aluminum doors. In 1959, the hardtop's rear window was enlarged. The 190SL was also referred to as the Nitribitt-Mercedes after the scandal surrounding the murder of the call girl Rosemarie Nitribitt, who owned a 190SL. Specifications Bodywork Length : cm (in): 429 (168.9) Width : cm (in): 174 (68.5) Height : cm (in): 132 (52) Wheelbase : cm (in) : 240 (94.5) Weight: kg (lb) : 1140 (2513) Mechanics. Displacement : straight four 1897 cc (116 ci), front-mounted Valve gear : 8 Gearbox : 4 speed manual Driven wheels : rear-wheel drive Maximum power : 103 bhp at 5800 rpm Maximum torque : 155 Nm at 3800 rpm Top speed : 172 km/h

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL '60 is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Aalter by Oldtimerfarm for €99950.

 

Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Mercedes-Benz Model : 190SL Model Version : '60 Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1960 Location : Aalter Vehicle Registration : Undefined

99950 €

Seller Information

Oldtimerfarm Bvba

Oldtimerfarm
+32(0)51 620133
Contact Seller

ClassicDigest Market Radar on Mercedes-Benz 190SL

$ £

People who viewed this Mercedes-Benz 190SL also viewed similar Mercedes-Benz listed at ClassicDigest

Mercedes-Benz 190SL
228000 $
Indianapolis
Mercedes-Benz 190SL
185000 $
Philadelphia, PA
Mercedes-Benz 190SL
159900 €
Netherlands
Mercedes-Benz 190SL
108500 $
4576 1/2 Worth St. Los Angeles, CA 90063
Mercedes-Benz 190SL
79500 $
Astoria

Other cars listed for sale by this dealer

Volvo Amazon
18950€
Aalter
Volkswagen 1303
33000€
Aalter
Studebaker Commander
39950€
Aalter
Porsche 911
65500€
Aalter
Porsche 911
65000€
Aalter
About Mercedes-Benz
In 1886 Karl Benz built Benz Patent Motorwagen widely regarded as the first automobile. Little did he know this was to be the beginning of the world's most renown premium car manufacturer. -Mind you the venture was financed by his wife Bertha Benz.

Not too far Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft founded by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, started marketing their car in 1901 using now famous name:  Mercedes (Spanish for godsend), which was chosen after their distributor Emil Jellinek's daughter.

To make a long story short, Daimler merged in 1926 with Benz & Cie., becoming Daimler-Benz and adopting Mercedes-Benz as its automobile trademark

Although deemed by some conservative the truth is actually quite the opposite, Daimler-Benz history is filled with 'firsts': Honeycomb radiator, float carburetor,   four wheel brakes 1924, (although Duesenburg Model A was reported to be sporting them as early as 1922), first diesel powered passenger car in 1936, the Mercedes-Benz 260 D,  first direct fuel injection in the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (well not really as tiny 2-stroke Gutbrod actually had the first direct fuel injection) )  front and rear crumple zones ie. safety cell by Béla Barényi patented in 1951 and introduced in “Ponton”-models , Anti-Lock Brake system (ABS) was first offered on the W116 450SEL 6.9, first production airbags...and the list goes on.

During its 100+ years Mercedes has produced more than a fair share of iconic cars; SSKL , 710 SSK Trossi Roadster, 770K Grosser, 540K Spezial Roadster, 300SL Gullwing, w100 600 Pullman, w111 280SE 3.5 Flachkühler, w113 230SL Pagoda, w109 300 SEL 6.3, w201 2.3-16 Cosworth to name just a few.

One should not forget the famous Silver Arrows (Silberpfeile) either: W 25, W 125, w154, w165, w196 all of which were more than capable of trashing their opponents on the track.