1956 Mercedes 190SL – Hardtop


Color: Red/Grey

Engine: 1982cc

Transmission: 4-Speed Manual

Top speed: 171 km/h (106 mph)

Excellent History

Highly Original and Solid

Price: SOLD


This particular car was located in dry storage from a long-time ownership in Colorado. This particular car is extremely well preserved with amazing panel fit and a particularly solid and clean body. The engine is free and complete and appears to need little work to make this a running and driving example. The exceedingly good body of this car is marred by only the lightest imperfections and the pictures below speak volumes about the solidity of this early W121. Complete with original top frame, this car also comes equipped with a factory hardtop. Originally in the unusual color combination of Black on Grey, this car apparently has had only one change to the currently worn Red.

The Mercedes-Benz 190Sl is a convertible Grand Touring car that was introduced by Mercedes-Benz at the 1954 New York Auto Show. The 190SL was sold alongside the faster, more expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL, which it closely resembled in its styling, engineering, detailing and fully independent suspension–both cars sharing double wishbone suspensions at the front and swing axles at the rear. The 190SL was powered by a new, slightly over-square 1.9 L I-4 cylinder SOHC engine.

The 190SL is appreciating rapidly and, with few remaining, restored examples are currently fetching $250,000.