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Mercedes-Benz 190SL Inline 4 1959

General description : Mileage : 125
Interior Color : Red
Exterior Color : Navy
VIN : 121042109500441
Transmission Description : 4 Speed Manual
Doors : 2

Description : Gateway Classic Cars of Indianapolis is proud to offer for sale is this rare and collectible, show quality,1959 Mercedes Benz 190SL.

Finished in the correct Mercedes Color DB 270, which presents as Navy Blue with a Bright Red interior. A beautiful combination. Everything on this car looks great and runs as well to match! With an extensive restoration that does not disappoint. Numbers Matching drivetrain has just been rebuilt with the rest of the restoration.

Daimler-Benz began the development of the 190 SL in 1952, just before the introduction of its volume Pontoon sedans. Like the sedans, it was constructed with a welded frame-floor structure and separate sub-frame. However, it rode a shorter wheelbase, not coincidentally, the same as the 300 SL. As the company's first volume sports car, the 190 SL shared the 120-horsepower, 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine and running gear with the W120 model Type 180 Sedan, while also offering styling like the legendary 300 SL Gullwing Coupe and Roadster. The resemblance to the 300 SL was certainly intentional. At $3,840 new in 1955, it was half the price of its muscular sibling, which introduced a roadster model of its own starting in 1957. The 190 SL (for Sport Light) was produced from 1955 through 1963, with Mercedes-Benz building 25,881 units. The factory claimed a top speed of 110 mph, with 0-60 mph times of 13.3 seconds, while also offering up to 26 mpg, a good combination for effortless touring. The 190 SL was powered by a new, slightly oversquare 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) Type M121 BII 1.9 L inline-four SOHC engine. Based on the 300 SL's inline six, it had an unchanged 85 mm bore and 4.3 mm reduced 83.6 mm stroke, was fitted with twin-choke dual Solex carburetors, and produced 120 gross hp.

1.9L SOHC inline 4-cylinder engine

Manual 4-speed transmission

Less than 100 miles since restoration

Color is DB270

Becker Radio

Factory Manual

Original Mercedes Tools

For more information about this vehicle, contact our Indianapolis showroom at (317) 688-1100 or indianapolis@gatewayclassiccars.com. To see more HD photos and an HD video of the vehicle running and driving please visit http://www.GatewayClassicCars.com

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Inline 4 is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Indianapolis by Gateway Classic Cars - Indianapolis for $228000.

 

Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Mercedes-Benz Model : 190SL Model Version : Inline 4 Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1959 Location : Indianapolis Vehicle Registration : Undefined

228000 $

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317-316-3707
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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.