Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas: 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible

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1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible | Barrett-Jackson Photo

Editors note: This is the eighth in a 10-day series featuring cars to be sold September 24-26 during Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction.

The Mercedes-Benz 190SL is a two-door luxury roadster produced from 1955 to 1963. The 190SL provided an attractive and more-affordable alternative to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL of the time, sharing its basic styling, engineering, detailing and fully independent suspension.The car was available with either a soft top or a hard top with a thrid passenger seat optional. The car also had a sports-racing model option that came with a small windshield and one-piece leather bucket seats.

The car came with a 1.9-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, which this car features, with upgraded Weber carburetors and attached to a 4-speed manual transmission.

The car sports a red exterior with bamboo-colored leather interior.

The 8th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, September 24-26. For more information on becoming a bidder, including absentee bidding, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid, or call 480-421-6694.

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