Classic car fans know that the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is based on the 180 model and was once developed as an elegant touring roadster for the top ten thousand. The year was 1954 when the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL with its unmistakable hood was presented to an enthusiastic public. Under this beautiful hood was a completely newly developed 1.9-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with no less than 105 hp, which took the car from 0 to 100 km/h in around 14 seconds and achieved a top speed of up to 170 km/h. The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was not only a fantastic convertible, but could also be purchased as a coupé with a removable hardtop.
An eye-catcher: the front ornament of the Mercedes 190 SL
For all these reasons, the car is still an absolute specialty today and, above all, a lucrative investment. This makes it all the more important to preserve the value of this classic car. This applies in particular to the perfect outfit, which also includes its front ornamentation.
Stainless steel is more durable
In the past, the front ornamentation for the Mercedes 190 SL was chrome-plated, but today stainless steel is increasingly being used. Visually, the difference is barely noticeable. The reason is obvious, because stainless steel is much more durable and does not rust. This means that scratches on stainless steel can be polished away yourself, and drivers can even remove small dents themselves. Chrome-plated nose decorations, on the other hand, have to be re-chromed again and again at great expense. However, the stainless steel nose trim for the Mercedes 190SL is no longer original.
What you should know
However, the cross struts and star are only available as originals, which is why a set only consists of the lower and upper frame. A very good condition of the bodywork is essential for a perfect fit. The unchromed replica of a front ornament for the Mercedes 190SL consists of four parts: Lower part, upper part and the left and right side parts. Visit our well-stocked online store.