1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL – SOLD

Chassis: 6503902

Body: 6501285

Color: White/Red

Engine: 1982cc #6503961

Transmission: 4-Speed Manual

Top speed: 171 km/h (106 mph)

Price: SOLD

This particular car was located in dry storage from a long-time ownership in Texas. One of the last 100 built in 1956, this is a restoration project car with many original parts, an original and rare hardtop and glass in good condition all the way around. The interior is mostly original and all gauges are present, as are the hard to find sunvisors. Originally Glasurit black, the car was repainted many years ago to white all the way through the door jambs and up to the dash.

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 1.9L I-4 cylinder SOHC engine.

The 190SL is appreciating rapidly and, with few remaining, restored examples are currently fetching $200-250,000.