1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 2 DOOR - 24248 Sold* at Palm Beach 2004 - Lot #24 1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 2 DOOR https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/24248/24248_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #24   1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 2 DOOR
Auction Palm Beach 2004
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
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Lot 24
Year 1962
Make MERCEDES-BENZ
Model 190SL
Style 2 DOOR
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1210401002490
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color
Cylinders 0
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description
Lot #24 - Mercedes-Benz nomenclature, the Sin SL means Sports and the L means Light (Leicht), 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 four-cylinder, two-seater sports cars of its day, weights 500 to 1000lb more; 2558lb curb weight. The 190SL was first introduced into the marketplace with the vision of Max Hoffman, Mercedes-Benz US importer of cars in the early fifties. Hoffman's marketing strategy was to take advantage of the 300SL win in the 1952 Carrera Panamericana Mexican road race. He wanted to build on this excitement to sell Mercedes cars and he especially wanted to sell the yet to be produced 300SL coupe. 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 appearing at the March of 1955 Geneva Auto Show. This fine example has been meticulously maintained and restored to better than new condition.
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