1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
WELL RESTORED IN ORIGINAL CODE DB 158 LIGHT GRAY
INTERIOR RESTORED IN 2013 TO FACTORY SPECIFIED 1079 RED LEATHER
105 BHP 1.9L SOHC 4-CYLINDER/4-SPEED MANUAL
RESTORATION PHOTOS, SERVICE RECORDS, ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE
SPARE, JACK, TOOL KIT AND LUG WRENCH ALL INCLUDED
EQUIPPED WITH PERIOD PUSHBUTTON RADIO
RECENT SERVICE AND DETAILING
Introduced at the 1954 New York International Motor Sport Show alongside the 300SL “Gullwing,” the 190SL was conceived by famed U.S. Mercedes-Benz importer Max Hoffman. Similar in appearance to the 300SL yet less complex and costly, the 190SL continues to deliver a stylish and sophisticated Grand Touring experience that continues to attract buyers today. A SOHC 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed gearbox, and “Alfin” finned drum brakes provided brisk performance and reasonable economy. Internally designated ‘W121’, the production-ready 190SL debuted at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show and customer deliveries soon followed. An immediate success, the 190 SL earned design awards in Holland, Switzerland and at France’s Grand Prix d'Elegance. While not intended for competition, the 190SL was quite effective with factory support, taking the 2.0-liter class victory – ahead of a Ferrari Mondial – at the 1956 Macao Grand Prix and the under 2.0-liter class win at Casablanca that year. Confirming Max Hoffman’s keen sense of buyers, the 190SL outsold the 300SL eight to one and encouraged Mercedes’ longstanding single-platform policy for its sports cars. Virtually all the era’s top personalities have favored the 190SL and the model remains a favorite of today’s collectors and Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts everywhere.
Continuing to benefit from a quality restoration performed around 2010, this 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL features a refinish in its original DB 158 Light Grey paint color, handsomely complemented by an interior compartment restored during 2013 at The Last Detail in factory-specified Code 1079 Red leather upholstery. Gleaming brightwork, a Red boot cover, correctly finished factory wheels, and a beautifully detailed interior including a period pushbutton radio provide the finishing touches. Items included with the vehicle include a spare, roadside jack, lug wrench, and tools. Documents include restoration photos, service records, an owner’s manual, and the original Bill of Sale. Most recently, a mechanical service and professional detailing performed by us at The Last Detail ensure this striking and perennially collectible 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is ready to enjoy. Contact us today to see it for yourself, obtain full details, and take delivery for summer touring and showing!