Type: Used Year: 1957 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 190SL Body: Convertible Trans: 4-Speed Manual Stock 743 Mileage: 13000 Ext Color: Black Int Color: Beige/Tan Vin: 1957190SL
When Mercedes-Benz released the fabulous 300SL coupe in 1954, it was a success, although sales were limited to those who could afford a car that cost three-times what the new Corvette roadster cost. One of the greatest marketing minds in America’s post-war import automotive world was Max Hoffman. In the fall of 1953, at a special board meeting in Stuttgart, he recommended that Daimler-Benz should develop a lightweight, sporty car based on their new and popular 180 series could reflect the styling of the 300SL. Fritz Nallinger was given the task and within five months had produced a working prototype ready for exhibition at the 1954 New York Auto Show. Designated the 190SL, it won rave reviews based on its looks and it was announced production would begin for the 1955 model year. Mounted on a detachable subframe along with the four-speed manual gearbox, front suspension and steering, the power unit was a 1,897cc overhead-camshaft four, the first such engine ever to feature in a Mercedes-Benz. Breathing through twin Solex downdraft carburetors, this M121 power unit produced 105bhp at 5,700rpm, an output sufficient to propel the 190SL to 100km/h in 14.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 171km/h. The fact that the 190's ride was more boulevard than sporting, and that many contemporary sports cars could outperform it while costing a good deal less, did nothing to deter sales. The model was a big hit in the US, where a good percentage of the slightly fewer than 26,000 produced between 1955 and 1963 found homes. Several private teams took the 190SL’s racing with mixed results. In Hollywood, a number of famous celebrities loved these little sports cars such as Grace Kelly, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Yul Brenner, Alfred Hitchcock and even Beatle drummer Ringo Starr. In just the past few years, the beauty of the design of the 190SL has been recognized by collectors from around the world and as a benefit the values of these wonderful roadsters have risen dramatically, especially for as restored example such as the car on offer. The car’s early ownership history remains unknown, but the car appeared in Florida by the 2000s. In 2009 the car was purchased, in somewhat aged condition, by Joe Fahey of John's Island near Vero Beach, Florida, who soon embarked on a comprehensive restoration of the classic Mercedes-Benz. Sadly, Mr. Fahey passed away in 2012, soon after the three-year restoration job had been completed. The previous owner purchased the car from Mr. Fahey's widow, and the 190SL has resided in his air conditioned and climate controlled garage, and was looked after by Bruce Woodson of Woodson and Mercer, Inc. It is evident upon close inspection that the restoration was done to a very high standard. Finished in a rich dark Moss Green complimented with tan leather seats, the fit and finish of this Mercedes-Benz is at or above the strict specifications from when these cars were new. Under the hood the 1897cc, SOHC in-line four-cylinder engine hums to life fed by a pair of Solex carburetors just as when new. The engine compartment is very well detailed, appearing as it did when it left the factory. Maintained in excellent mechanical condition this car starts easily and the shifting is tight and sure with superb clutch action. Handling is solid and responsive, while delivering a ride that provides just enough feel of the road to maintain control. As befitting of a car restored just a few years ago, this 190SL presents itself beautifully. With straight and smooth body panels, the paint shows quite well and there is only a slight indication when looking at the soft trim of this car, that it has been used at all. The tan top raises and lowers in a one-person operation with the ease and precision one expects in a finely engineered sports roadster, and the car is fitted with an original VDO clock and a proper Becker Europa multi-band radio. Complete with the original, matching numbers engine, and copies of the factory build sheet, this incredible 190SL offers a great opportunity to purchase an outstanding example of a charming and iconic roadster.
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For many years these high quality cars were over looked as an alternative to the more desirable 300SL Roadsters. Currently with 300SL Roadsters routinely eclipsing the $1M mark, the 190SL has finally achieved its rightful collector status. This gorgeous example has been in a one family long term ownership. We have volumes of invoices documenting a full restoration completed approximately 10 years ago and still standing proudly in its factory original code DB190 Graphite Gray exterior and full red leather interior with concours quality chrome trim, it is truly a stunning example. It has a slight performance upgrade due to the well balanced addition of Weber carburetors. Recent Hartz stayfast canvas top and brand new Vredesten Sprint Wide White Wall radials. Original factory clock, Becker radio and heater and all gauges work properly. Investment grade throughout. Price: $125,900.00
This 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is a beautiful driver wearing an older restoration and a very solid California car. Blue with blue interior and hardtop only. It has a rebuilt engine, nice paint, chrome, and interior. It's runs and drives well and is very presentable. A great buy at just $89,500
Year of construction 1959 color Taubenblau leather dunkelrot delivered new to the USA great authenic condition first leather seats German registraion price 97.500,- EUR
This 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Chassis #121-040- 8502260 is an excellent original driver. Color code DB50G Weiss (White) with #953 Schwarz (Black) leather interior. It's a Texas car with a very solid undercarriage. It also includes Solex carburetors and it's factory Hardtop. A great buy at just $89,500.
Year of construction 1961 color Graumetalic 172 leather cognac DB 250 Fully restored original watch luggage set condition like new price 199.500,- EUR
Lifting the bonnet reveals a near-immaculate engine bay and freshly rebuilt motor. Finished in matte black, the under-bonnet area presents extremely well, with all components having been either restored or replaced to retain a fresh appearance.
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- ELIGIBLE FOR THE MILLE MIGLIA - Â Our Mercedes-Benz 190SL -chassis no. 121042-10-015590- is one of 1,650 Mercedes-Benz 190SL built for the US market in 1959. Â Completed at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Stuttgart in December of 1959, it was soon exported to New York and the well-known US distributorship, Maximilien Hoffman. Â She was purchased in early 1960s by a New York state enthusiast who then gave the car to his son in 1975. Â In 1997, this one entrusted to Bruce L. Adams from Sports Leicht Restorations an extensive "frame off" restoration of his beloved Mercedes 190 SL, which lasted seven years and cost around USD 111,000! Â In 2015, she underwent an extensive service for about USD 25,900 at Mercedes-Benz Classic Center US (Irvine - CA). Â Totally restored and very well maintained, our Mercedes 190 SL is in perfect cosmetic and mechanical condition. She comes with her restoration record, and a copy of her Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Data Card. Â And the most important, she is now eligible for the Mille Miglia. Â US title - European taxes paid
(SOLD) Beautifully presented in light blue with wide, white-wall radial tires, matching wheel covers and with a navy blue interior and convertible top, this 190SL Roadster stands as a nicely restored example. Benefitting from a recent restoration and detailing by Mercedes-Benz professionals, the roadster was disassembled and body worked, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base coat, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. Under the hood, the roadster's engine, components, and systems were rebuilt, restored, and serviced, along with the addition of a new exhaust system, re-plating of britework, and had new rubber installed throughout. In addition, the engine bay is exceptionally clean, with it being highly detailed with proper accessories, components, with a well-presented undercarriage. The interior is finished in plush navy blue leather, along with fresh grey carpeting. Desirable features include full factory instrumentation, Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, original speaker box, and a VDO clock mounted on the glove box door, as well as front and rear over riders. The 190SL also comes with numerous, desirable original items such as the owner’s manual, tool roll, jack, and
(SOLD) This original 190 SL was purchased new in Germany and brought back to the United States. One family owned since new and stored in dry storage for many years. This is a totally original unmolested survivor.
(SOLD) This is a superb original 190SL that has always been garage kept and cared for. During the restoration process, all of the brightwork was restored to a superb finish, very good paint, and new interior with the proper German weave carpet. Recently, this vehicle has had its carburetors rebuilt, engine resleaved, and many other components were serviced as needed. A full vehicle detail by Classic Showcase was performed and included the undercarriage and under the bonnet along with a detail and service. This classic also comes with a spare tire, jack, tools, and owners manual. This vehicle is in spectacular condition and is a real authentic pedigree car.
(SOLD) This Mercedes-Benz has recently undergone a show driver level restoration. It is a very original and well-maintained vehicle.
(SOLD) This truly original, and very well-kept 190SL Roadster came from a long-term collector who owned it for many years. It is in wonderful condition, benefiting from an excellent history of maintenance and care. Beautifully presented in Ivory with a luxurious Beige interior and sitting atop a set of period-correct white-wall radial tires, the Roadster stands as a sleek and elegantly restored example from a time gone by that is ready to driven and enjoyed today. Benefiting from recent restoration services by Mercedes-Benz professionals, the 190SL has received a comprehensive detail and servicing, including the installation of new brake components, a hydraulic system bleed, professional restoration of the cooling and fuel systems, electrical system diagnostics, re-chroming of the brite work (as was needed), along with a full detailing of the roadster's undercarriage. The car comes equipped with a number of desirable features that are sure to please collectors, including full factory instrumentation, an original Becker radio, and authentic German carpets and top. With its timeless, classic design, backed by an exceptional reputation, this vintage Mercedes-Benz is an excellent choic
(SOLD) Our Mercedes is a good restoration candidate and is currently undergoing a total restoration to anthercite gray/red, and will be priced at 55k when completed. (photos shown are a representation of the finished vehicle)
Pre-inspected by our Mercedes Benz team, this 190SL will make an ideal restoration project. Extremely good value - please contact Alistair Williams for more information on this right hand drive project or other left hand drive projects. Please note this vehicle will only be sold as a restoration project to be completed by ourselves. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this car.
This one family owned left hand drive most fantastic fully restored example of the ever popular 190SL model was manufactured in 1962 (end of production). Presented in a lovely period correct Blue Metallic (DB387) paintwork with matching hardtop. navy blue soft top & navy blue leather interior. Factory supplied as a Roadster with the most desirable optional large wrap round window hardtop improving rearward vision. Other factory options included a third seat in the rear (Transverse). Chassis & engine numbers matching car with original engine rebuilt to exacting standards and retaining the smooth original Solex PHH44 carburettors providing a silky smooth acceleration. This 190SL has undergone a full body component off restoration at Hilton & Moss under the watchful eye of our 190SL experts.
This most desirable of all SL Mercedes-Benz is in a traditional and popular Silver Grey Metallic paintwork with red leather interior. In fantastic condition having undergone a full body component strip restoration by the previous owner. Manufactured in 1960 and delivered to its first UK customer this right hand drive 190SL comes with desirable large window wrap round hardtop in black paintwork and matching grey / red trim. Having been recommissioned through our workshop to our exacting standard this classic convertible is ready for open top motoroing and presented in our showrooms. Supporting original buff coloured log book and supporting history this will be a delight for any collector looking for an investment level Classic Car.
Year: 1956 Colour: Silver Trim: Red Hide Configuration: LHD
1959; LHD; ‘Concours’ Condition; Blue Metallic/Navy Blue Leather Interior; Blue Carpets; Blue Soft Top. An original European 190SL fully restored (’rotisserie’ with photographic records). All components renewed - chrome, engine re-build, suspension, brakes, exhaust etc with history file of all invoices totalling circa 200k Euro’s carried out in Germany. Recent Servicing work carried out by DK Engineering. Fitted with Electric Steering & bespoke ‘slightly smaller’ Steering Wheel to more easily accommodate taller drivers. Comes with Owners Manual & 2 sets of Keys. UK Registered since 2008. Covered 17,000 kms since Restoration (2003). Pls call with your enquiries & to make an appointment to view - 020 8418 9191 or 07836 522234. Located: Loughton, Essex - 10mins M25 Jnc 26.
Hoping to capitalise on the 300SL's iconic status and numerous competition successes, Mercedes-Benz introduced its smaller stable mate in 1955. The attractive 190SL roadster looked very similar to the 300SL, but thanks to more modest underpinnings it cost a great deal less. Based on the 180 saloon the 190SL sported all round coil spring suspension and power assisted drum brakes. Power came from a 1,897cc version of the 180 saloon's four cylinder engine which, via twin Solex carburettors, produced 120bhp at 5,700rpm and 101lb/ft at 3,800rpm. This stunning LHD 190SL has an interesting history. Prepared for road tours, the car has recently participated in the Tour Auto, and is ideally suited for similar events whilst still being entirely useable as an everyday car. Fitted with 40 DCOE Weber carburettors, radial tyres, full harness seatbelt and a fire extinguisher, and complete with a FIVA Passport. Having been kept in a German collection of prestigious sports cars for over 20 years, the car has always been properly maintained with no expense spared, as evidenced by the detailed history file and the remarkable condition of the underside. Beautifully presented in (DB 166) light blue with dark blue leather interior and canvas hood. Recently imported into the UK, fully serviced and ready to enjoy.
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