Posts Tagged: Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL racing version (1955)
By August 29, 2012 Read More →

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL racing version (1955)

The first sales brochures of the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL included also photos of a racing version of the car. The racing version’s doors were made of light alloy and a small racing-car windshield was made of Perspex. The omission of soft-top, bumpers, heat exchanger and insulating material reduced the car’s weight to some 1,000 kilograms, roughly ten percent less than the production roadster’s. In engineering terms, the lightweight 190 SL differed only slightly from the production version. The modifications included a bit of fine-tuning of the engine, lowering of the bodywork and fitting of sports shock absorbers and modified springs.

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (1955-1963)
By November 17, 2011 Read More →

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (1955-1963)

The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was presented at the 1954 International Motor Sports Show in New York together with its “big brother”, the 300 SL.