West Coast Classics to present this absolutely exceptional 1957 Mercedes 190SL Roadster in White over Black leather interior powered by it's original matching #'s 1,897cc/120hp four-cylinder engine with dual Weber carbs and teamed with a four-speed manual gearbox. Recently fully professionally restored with the odometer reading some 548 miles since the restoration.
The car is a superb example in every way with exceptional White paint and has a very attractive interior finished in black leather with gleaming chrome gauge surrounds and brilliant chrome touches throughout. An excellent driver that also shows extremely well, this rare and highly desirable matching #'s 190SL Roadster will be a cherished addition to any serious collection!
Stylistically evocative of the mighty 300SL, but with a slightly less complex drive train, the sleek, aerodynamic and comparatively light Mercedes Benz 190SL was very advanced for its time. The 190SL was praised for its outstanding achievement in styling, engineering, quality of design, detailing and workmanship, as well as the general feeling of solidity which the car immediately conveys. The open-top Mercedes Benz was not designed as a thorough-bred sports car. Instead, it was conceived as an elegant two-seater for touring and everyday driving. Although the Mercedes 190SL was described as a roadster, it was actually a proper cabriolet with roll-up windows and a well-insulated top.
A timeless classic whose beautiful styling has aged very well, the 190SL is still comfortable and competent by modern standards. The final production tally by Mercedes from 1955 to 1963 was 25,881 cars, about 10,000 of which were sold in the USA. The Mercedes-Benz 190SL is among the most desirable cars of its era. Surviving Mercedes 190SL's have become increasingly collectible in recent years and they are much sought after all over the world.