Mercedes-Benz 190 SL 1955 – Mercedes-Benz 190SL Model Year 1955 debut – photo 3 For Sale


Mercedes-Benz 190 SL 1955 – Mercedes-Benz 190SL Model Year 1955 debut – photo 3

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Mercedes-Benz 190 SL 1955 – Mercedes-Benz 190SL Model Year 1955 debut – photo 3:
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A superb and rare photo of the magnificent Mercedes-Benz 190 SL of 1955, photographed during its official introduction in the same year.


This magnificent photograph shows one of Mercedes ‘ most famous sports cars in a very stylish way. The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was a two door grand touring convertible that was produced by the famous German carmaker from May, 1955 to February, 1963. A prototype was first shown at the New York Auto Show of 1954. The 190SL was sold alongside the faster, more expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL, which it closely resembled both in its styling and in its fully independent suspension, with both cars having double wishbone suspensions at the front and swing axles at the rear. However, the 190SL did not use the 300SL's purpose-built tubular spaceframe W198 platform, but was instead built on the shortened monocoque R121 platform, which was modified from the W121 small saloon platform.


The 190SL was powered by a completely new, slightly oversquare 1.9L straight-four SOHC engine (Type M121 BII), that developed 105PS (104hp/77kW) (or 120 gross hp) that earned itself a reputation for not running that smoothly[3] mostly due to the difficulty in properly synchronizing the twin-choke dual Solex carburetors, and that, in detuned form, was later also used in the W120 180 and W121 190 models. The car was available either as a soft-top convertible (initially priced at DM 16,500/$ 3,998[4]) or with removable hardtop (DM 17,650/$ 4,295). A nice option to be had, was the third-passenger transversal seat that could even fit an adult. In its early life, the 190SL could also be had as a sports-racing model with small perspex windscreen and aluminum doors. In 1959, the hardtop's rear window was enlarged. Both the 190SL and the 300SL were replaced by the Mercedes-Benz 230SL in 1963 (we also have photographs of that car).


This is a very nice and very rare photo that reflects a wonderful era of Mercedes ‘s automotive history in a wonderful way. This is your rare chance to ownthis photo, therefore it is printed in a nice large format ofca. 8" x 10" (ca. 20 x 26 cm). It makes it perfectly suitable for framing.



Shipping costs will only be $ 7.00 regardless of how many photos you buy. For 5 or more photos, shipping is free!


(Note: A. Herl, Inc. does not appear on photo, for purposes only)


No copyright expressed or implied. Sold as collectable item only. We are clearing out our archives that we have gathered from various sources.


All items always sent well protected in PVC clear filesand board backed envelopes.



We have photographs that came from professional collections and/or were bought from the original photographer or press studio! They are all of professional and excellent quality.



After many decades of professionally collecting photographs and posters we are clearing out our archives. They make the perfect gift and are perfectly suited for framing. They will look gorgeous unframed and will be a true asset nicely framed with a border. They are a gorgeous and great asset in every home, workshop, workplace, restaurant, bar or club!



First come - first served. And you can always contact us for your requests. Please ask any questions before the sale ends.





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