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Mercedes 190SL
classic car for sale - 1962 Mercedes 190sl Roadster - 12k
1958 Mercedes 190sl
1963 Mercedes Benz 190SL Roadster
1958 Mercedes 190sl

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Mercedes 190 SL 

The first Mercedes 190 SL Model was launched in 1955. During an economic boom, the 190 SL served as the perfect complement to full times with two-seater cabriolet technology based on the upper mid-sized category. 

On an international level, the 190 SL set standards for a world of comfortable travel via style as well as sporty elegance. Along with its elder sibling, the 300 SL, 190 SL paved the way for what would become a firm Mercedes tradition. 

February of 1954 marked the anticipated introduction of the Mercedes 190 SL at the International Motor Sports Show in New York. 

Not long after the 190 SL introduction in 1954, the finished version was shown at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show and was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback. Irresistibly gorgeous lines were part of the significant impression that the Mercedes 190 SL made in Geneva. 

After going into production in May 1955, the 190 SL was an open-top two-seater car designed for comfortable and stylish travel. Mercedes’ 300 SL Gullwing served as an inspiration for the 190 SL’s body and sporty lines. 

190 SL Design

190 SL’s had a shortened floor assembly that was reminiscent of the 180 Saloon model and had a self-supporting chassis-body structure. 

Equipped with newly developed M 121, a 77 kW (105 hp) engine, 190 SL, also came with an overhead camshaft. 

Part of what made the 190 SL so exciting was what it stood for as a symbol. With a recovering post-war economy, individual mobility began to feel strengthened as people were enthusiastic about the prospect of owning a new car. 

A Sports Car for All Seasons 

Representing safety, elegance, and comfort, 190 SL conquered the top automobile market. By 1963, the 190 SL had sold over 25 thousand units. With 105 hp and a 1.9-liter 4-cylinder engine, the 190 SL was more than prepared for present road conditions during its day. 

Even long-distance drives were to be enjoyed behind the wheel of a 190 SL thanks to the comfortable suspension. One cool fact about the 190 SL is that it was especially popular among female drivers due to the elegant design and airy feeling experienced when driving.

An exciting development within the 190 SL was its all-weather capability combined with the possibility of open-top driving. 

190 SL Summed Up

Mercedes achieved the feat of combining a high-quality performing sports car with the comfort of a touring car through the 190 SL. Acceleration, road-holding, easy maneuvering, and solid top speed makes driving every road an adventure. 

City driving, family touring, and everyday transportation were all options with the 190 SL. While some might consider the 190 SL a slow car in comparison to other Mercedes models such as the 300 SL, for a four-cylinder sports car, the 190 SL holds its own.  

Fantastic metal design, chrome dashboard, large primary dials, and beautiful leather top are just some of the eye-catching features that a Mercedes 190 SL has to offer. 

While many consider the 190 SL to be in the sports car category, many claim the classic car is in a league of its own. 

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Lev M
Lev M
11:26 02 Feb 20
People have been telling me to go look at Dusty Cars and I'm glad I did. One day, I took the family round and met Doug, the place is great. We saw some really nice vintage cars and even got taken for a drive in one of them.
Laura Levato
Laura Levato
17:18 29 Jan 20
It's been some time since I've been able to do something for myself and I was looking for something that wasn't going to cost me anything, but still give me a pleasurable outing. Dusty Cars was that one outing. I was able to just look around and take in all the cars around me.
Holly Barnard
Holly Barnard
22:21 02 Jan 20
Dear Dusty Cars, Thank you for your hospitality in welcoming us into your dealership. My grandson loved seeing all of your vehicles and committed to star saving his allowance in order to buy one as soon as he turns 21. He's not anywhere near where he needs to be yet, but we'll hold thumbs and keep you in mind for that upcoming visit.
Gabby Shaw
Gabby Shaw
12:28 13 Dec 19
Doug was fantastic to us when we first arrived, but after he had to go and do something urgently, we spoke to another worker there who took great care of us too. Their customer service is good!
Gustavo Costa
Gustavo Costa
13:56 04 Nov 19
Upon meeting John at Dusty Cars, we knew we were in the right place to get our new vintage car. The staff was very professional and friendly, they knew everything about all of the cars and were able to help us get exactly what we needed. Thank you for everything you've done for us. We'll definitely be back again.
George Guerrero
George Guerrero
23:42 29 Oct 19
I particularly love the details that the owners pay attention to. There are very few things better than sitting in vintage car with the smell of the leather seats, seeing brand new dials on the car. It's great to see how much care is put into restoring these works of art.
Noé Gérard
Noé Gérard
18:41 21 Oct 19
these cars are so sexy looking. The cars are right outta the games that we play, you can see all the classics just sitting on the floor its just nice to go and look!
Stuart Anderson
Stuart Anderson
18:15 16 Oct 19
I was accessing my father's storage garage after he passed away, which coincidentally, was just across the street from Dusty Cars! I knew there was a car in there and thought it must have been a sign from God to take my car there and sell it to them. It was such a nice experience and I'll go back again.
Jessica Messina
Jessica Messina
05:25 10 Oct 19
The dealership is a wonderful place to visit. Love the cars, love the people, love the dog!!! Even though I'm not a collector of any kind, there's something special about coming to see the love they put into their restoration process.
Glory Oye
Glory Oye
00:09 26 Jun 19
I've always been a lover of classic cars, precisely the 1956 Porsche 356 Coupe, which is considered as the grandfather of Porsche. I was filled with excitement when I saw my dream car listed on eBay by Dusty Cars. I could count almost a 100 stunning pictures of this car on display, with the metal components, the 4-cylinder, air cooled engine and the red leather interior all in good condition. Douglas is indeed a professional; his attention to details is flawless.
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