Introduced in prototype form at the 1954 New York International Motor Sport Show alongside the 300SL “Gullwing”, the Mercedes Benz 190SL was the brainchild of legendary U.S. automobile importer Max Hoffman. Outwardly similar to the 300SL, yet less complex and costly, the 190SL featured lightweight aluminum panels for the hood, doors, and rear deck lid, plus rigid unitized construction, roll-up windows, and an available aluminum hardtop.
Powering the 190SL is a 105-horsepower SOHC 1.9 litre ‘four’ with twin Solex carburetors mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. Also equipped with power-assisted “Alfin” drum brakes, plus four-wheel independent suspension comprising wishbones and coil springs up front and swing axles with a compensator spring at the rear. The production ready 190SL debuted at the 1955 Geneva show and earned design accolades in Holland, Switzerland, and at France’s Grand Prix d’Elegance.
FULL MILLE MIGLIA ELIGBLE!
This particular car was purchased by Maria Cristina Estebez Labastida
in Mexico City on December 20, 1956.
The original Bill of Sale and other ownership records come with the purchase. There is an extensive file of owners, service, taxes and license receipts paid in Mexico.
In 2016 the car was restored which included: new paint, new leather interior, new carpet, new soft top, and new boot cover. Carburetors were removed and rebuilt with show quality detail. Radiator, brakes, suspension upgraded as necessary.
Only 75,331 KM (46,800 miles) from new!
One of today’s highly collectible cars with fantastic history and records.
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Current odometer readings are required for advertising but will be sold “Exempt” due to age
Sold AS-IS with no warranty offered or implied.
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