Mercedes-Benz 190 SL 1955-1963; page 3

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MERCEDES-BENZ 190

SL 1955 –

After the second World War put a lot of effort in reestablishing its sporting Mercedes racing cars part in Grand Prix, car and road race events and often successful. The 190 SL wasn’t designed to be a sports car, but the company wanted to offer the possibility to race their 190 SL in

That’s why the 190 SL was not only available as and coupй, there was also a (or Tourensport) version. The factory deliver the 190 SL in Rennsport trim.

The Rennsport modifications came as a optional kit which could be on the 190 SL roadster by the customer.

This or racing kit included special doors without windows and handles, a small plexiglass and a lightweight bonnet with air-intake. Mercedes advised the customers to also remove the and rear bumpers, the hood and unnecessary trim items to weight. Also some modifications were available.

A 190 SL fitted with the complete kit and without redundant trim about 1060 kg, had some 140 hp at its and was capable of a maximum speed 200 kph.

The Rennsport kit appeared on the list from the moment the 190 SL available in 1955, but wasn’t popular. By 1956 it had vanished the Mercedes catalogue and it’s that no more than a kits were ordered.

A problem for racing the 190 SL Rennsport was it wasn’t homologated by the FIA (the autosport authorities) for the GT class. it had to compete in the production sports car where it didn’t stand a against the far more powerful Mercedes entered some 190 SL Rennsport cars in the 1955 Miglia and it also scored class wins at the 1956 Grand Prix and Casablanca Prix.

In 1958 a 190 SL Rennsport scored an victory in the Hong Kong

Mercedes 190

A rare and special car also, 1955 Mercedes 190 SL Rennsport. the car shown here is not completely judging by the more recent front indicator lights and the windscreen. There are a number of 190 SL around fitted with non-factory Rennsport kits; hope this is not one of them.

This is how the 190 SL Rennsport is supposed to according to the Mercedes-Benz museum in It has the original small plexiglass a different spoiler-like cover the compartment which normally the folded down convertible an additional roll-over bar and a bonnet the extra air-intake. Also the mirrors of the 300 SL are fitted and a tonneau-cover the passengers compartment has been

Since the Rennsport version of the 190 SL was as a kit it’s hard to tell is correct and what not. It was up to the what to fit, to add or to remove so no two Rennsport cars are alike. car does show the proper front indicator lights.

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