1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

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

European headlamps and yellow fog lamps are mounted on the front bumper.
The red and tan Coco mats. 👌
5 piece fitted luggage!!👌
13 inch wheels, chrome hubcaps finished in body-color, and Vredestein Sprint Classic wide-whitewall tires.