The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL of NASA astronaut David Randolph Scott, who in 1971 became the seventh human being to set foot on the moon, is in its unrestored original condition. He bought the elegant roadster on 2 March 1959 from new and owned it until August 2004. The 190 SL was unveiled in 1954 along with the 300 SL 'Gullwing'. The two cars established the tradition of 'SL standard production sports cars'.
Year of manufacture: 1959
Displacement: 1897 cc
Output: 77 kW (105 hp)
at: 5700 rpm
Top speed: 171 km/h
Produced: 1955 to 1963
Number of units produced: 25,881
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world that can document in a single continuous timeline over 130 years of auto industry history from its very beginnings to the present day. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square metres, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits.