Mercedes 190 SL Wiking

Mercedes 190 SL

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Brand - Reference

Wiking 025001

Type

Mercedes 190 SL (type W121 B2)

Comments

Painted model. Red interior, ivory steering wheel inserted. Headlights, grille, indicators and rear lights painted. The grille shape is not very lifelike. The bumpers and flanks are affected by moulding burrs, evoking an old mould. Not worth the price.

Mercedes 190 SL Wiking - detail under headlight

Compared dimensions confirm that it is an old model with rather fanciful measurements and generally too small. Only the (pretty) wheels are practically to scale.

History

The Mercedes 190 SL was manufactured from 1955 to 1963. It had many common parts with the 180 Ponton.

Features (1963 model): four-cylinder in-line engine, 1897 cc, 77 kW (105 hp) DIN. Tyres 6.40 × 13. Top speed 175 km/h.

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Mercedes 190 SL

Photo Lothar Spurzem on Wikimedia.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Length 4 293 49.3 48.0
Width 1 740 20.0 20.8
Height 1 320 15.2 14.9
Wheelbase 2 400 27.6 25.6
Front track 1 427 16.4 15.1
Rear track 1 473 16.9 15.0
Wheel diameter 622 7.1 7.1
Tyre width 162 1.9 2.0