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.