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Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W191)
The second generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL came in 1955 with the cheaper R191/W191 190SL which used an 1897cc 4-cylinder engine and gave sales of 25,881 until it was replaced in 1963. The W121 used a shortened version of the W120/121 Ponton saloon monocoque. American importer Max Hoffman was once again the instigator of a roadster for the American market. Designer Walter Häcker styled the W121 with many references to the illustrious S198 300SL.
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Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1960 - badge on bootlid
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Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1960 - badge on bonnet
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Mercedes-Benz 190 SL. An 1897cc 4-cylinder version of the 3-litre 300 SL was given to the 190 SL
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Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Walter Häcker directed the design of the W121 from a design study presented at New York, and the 190SL was given an 1897cc 4-cylinder engine.
Mercedes-Benz 190SL front
Mercedes-Benz 190SL. The W121 ran concurrent with the new W198 300 SL roadster and borrowed much of its styling from that car. However, the W121 used a shortened version of the W120/121 Ponton saloon monocoque.
Mercedes-Benz 190SL inside
Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Mercedes-Benz 190SL rear
Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Designed by Walter Häcker and sitting on a shortened 'Ponton' chassis of the Mercedes 180/190 (W120/121)
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Mercedes-Benz 190SL. The W121 was the sports car version of the 'Ponton' cars, and had a monocoque chassis
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Mercedes-Benz 190SL - interior
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Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1960 - wheel. The 'eyebrow' wheel arches by Walter Häcker were drawn from the 300SL
Mercedes-Benz 'Ponton' 180, 190, 219, 220
Mercedes-Benz SL 'Sport Leicht'
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
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and links tothat car maker
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Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
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