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
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