Today’s car is a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. It is finished in Medium Red over a Tan and Red leather interior and a Beige cloth convertible top & Tan boot, I saw this car at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Breakfast Club Cruise-In, on September 26th and it won the Petersen Perfection Award. It is powered by a 116 cu in, 1.9 liter in-line 4 cylinder engine with 2- 2 bbl Solex side-draft carburetors producing 120 hp and transferring that power through a 4 speed manual transmission. Delivering that power to the rear wheels through 3.90 t0 1 rear end gear ratio. Helping slow this beauty down are power assisted 9 inch drum brakes. The suspension is double wishbones with coil springs and stabilizer bar in the front and a single-pivot swing axle rear suspension with coil springs.
The original MSRP was between $5,030 – $5,245. The total number of 1955 – 1962 190 SL’s produced was 25,881 of which 2,350 were built in 1962. The 0 to 60 mph was just under 13 seconds with a top speed of around 106 mph.
This is a beautiful award winning car. I was surprised to see it at a cars and coffee event. I would expect it to be trailered to high end car show. Thanks for traveling along. Frank