1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 2167 Miles Red Convertible 1.9 Liter 4 Speed Manual
Chassis, Engine and Transmission display matching numbers and this 190SL was awarded Best In Class at the San Marino Concourse D’Elegance beating out 11 other 190SL’s. It was also awarded a 2nd place finish for best European at the Palos Verdes Concourse D’Elegance. An original California Car that has recently been freshened up and serviced and shows and drives extremely well and will make any owner extremely proud as it turns heads everywhere it goes!
The 190 SL was powered by a new, Type M121 BII 1.9 L straight-four SOHC engine. Based on the 300 SL’s straight six, it had an unchanged 85 mm bore and 4.
A 190SL with a unique engine, using the 300SL block, squeezed into the engine bay with a one-off mix of Benz-bin parts was entered in the 1956 Alpine Rally, but the costs of production would be prohibitive. Two other prototypes, fitted with fuel injected M180 220SE engines were baptized the W127 / 220SL. In June 1956, Rudi Uhlenhaut and Karl Kling lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in the two W127s 25 seconds faster than a regular 190SL.