Barrett-Jackson | 15-Oct-2016 | Las Vegas 2016 | Venue : Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 782
Year : 1962
Engine Size : 1.9-L
Transmission : Manual
Colour : WHITE
Interior : RED
Chassis No. : 1Z104010025411
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Lot #782 - In Mercedes-Benz nomenclature, the S in SL means Sports and the L means Leicht (Light). However, the 190SL is not really a sports car and is not at all light. The 190SL is really a touring car, and compared to other 4-cylinder, two-seater sports cars of its day, weights 500 to 1,000 lbs more, with a curb weight of 2,558 lbs. Officially introduced at the 1954 New York Auto Show. As a prototype, it had early dash instrumentation, an air scoop on the hood and eyebrows only on the front fenders. The first production version appeared at the March 1955 Geneva Auto Show. This fine example has been meticulously maintained. It's equipped with a 1.9-liter 4-cylinder engine with 4-speed manual transmission.