1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster Vehicle Profile

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL photograph

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Roadster
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was introduced at the New York Auto Show in 1954 at the urging of the United States importer Max Hoffman. Convinced of the market for a stylish and affordable two-seater, it was offered alongside the comely and considerably more costly 300 SL Gullwing. While the hand-built 300 SL used an expensive tubular space frame, 190 SL was based on the model 180 'Ponton' sedans. This allowed unitized steel construction, slightly altered from the sedan, with front and rear sub-frames. With many styling cues from the 300 SL one could dream of a 300 SL but afford the 190 SL. Over 25,000 were produced from 1955 through 1963.

The car features aluminum doors, hood, trunk deck and dashboard. Despite these light-weight elements, the car weighs over 2,500 pounds. This made it heavier than the competition, but the 190SL was an extremely sophisticated package in the Mercedes tradition of quality. Unlike its competition, the electrical system worked in the rain; the soft top didn't leak and provided a good seal from the elements, and was snug, quiet and dependable.

An OHC 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine powers the 190 SL with dual carburetors making 120 horsepower. Power was supplied through a 4-speed manual transmission. The suspension is coil springs all around, with A-arms up front, and a low-pivot swing axle in the rear. The car was available with a factory hard top, making year round use practical and comfortable.

The current owner executed a complete restoration. It is presented in an original factory color combination of silver with red leather interior.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 3971612402
Sold for USD$57,120
  2020 Historics at Brooklands - Ascot Racecourse
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Chassis#: 12104010016008
Sold for USD$92,000
  2020 Silverstone - Race Retro Classic & Competition Car Sale
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL avec Hardtop
Chassis#: 121104210015634
Sold for USD$107,024
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.016225
Sold for USD$168,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 1210421000203
Sold for USD$91,300
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Chassis#: 121040-10-015368
Sold for USD$77,280
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.015793
Sold for USD$123,200
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL Convertible
Sold for USD$93,500
  2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Right-Hand Drive
Chassis#: 12104220018206
Sold for USD$150,726
  2018 Silverstone Auctions : Silverstone Classic Sale
 
1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 12104010016008
Sold for USD$109,153
  2018 Silverstone Auction : May Sale
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible
Sold for USD$147,052
  2018 Shannons - Sydney Autumn Classic
 
1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL – RIGHT HAND DRIVE SPECIFICATION
Chassis#: 121040-20018002
Sold for USD$206,907
  2018 Coys - The London Classic Car Show
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 12104220018773
Sold for USD$166,729
  2017 Silverstone - NEC Classic Motor Show
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible
Sold for USD$155,140
  2017 Shannons - Sydney Winter Classic
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.016880
Sold for USD$115,500
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 1210422001540
Sold for USD$56,250
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Chassis#: 12104010019122
Sold for USD$131,200
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.042.10.017233
Sold for USD$181,500
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL Roadster with Hardtop
Chassis#: 121040-10-016968
Sold for USD$68,750
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
 
1960 MERCEDES 190SL
Sold for USD$92,400
  2016 McCormick's - # 61
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster121040100174172019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $160,000$190,000
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster121040100171012018 Historics @ Brooklands Motor Museum $46,000$54,000
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 2018 Leake Tulsa$77,500  
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster121042100162202017 Mecum : Monterey$80,000  
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL121040100168632016 Coys : Mondial De L'Automobile Paris $140,000$160,000
1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL CONVERTIBLE121040100157932016 BarrettJackson : Northeast   
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring$95,000  
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible 2016 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic $140,000$160,000
1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL0199582016 Coys Techno Classica   
1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL 2016 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels   
1960 MERCEDES 190 SL 2016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City   
1960 MERCEDES 190 SL 2016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$80,000  
1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL121040.10.0168802016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $125,000$175,000
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121921100176912016 Coys : Autosport International $90,000$110,000
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL0199582015 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney   
1960 Mercedes 190 SL121042100209512015 Dragone Auction Fall $95,000$125,000
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster190SL0158852015 Mecum : Monterey$95,000  
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster 2014 Mecum : Seattle$120,000  
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121040200170772012 The Imperial War Museum   
1960 Mercedes Benz 190121010100064612011 Silver Auction Puyallup$1,900  
1960 MERCEDES BENZ 190 SL CABRIOLET 2010 Automobiles sur les Champs   
1960 Mercedes-benz 190SL Roadster 2009 Mecum St. Charles Auction$34,000  
1960 Mercedes-benz 190SL Roadster 2009 Mecum St. Charles Auction   
1960 MERCEDES 190 SL ROADSTER014692A2008 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 23, 2008$30,750  
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Supercharged Roadster121042100190072004 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall$48,000$60,000$80,000
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190Sl Roadster 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $23,000$28,000
1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL ROADSTER 2003 Kruse Auctions Las Vegas, NV$0  
1960 MERCEDES 190 SL ROADSTER 2002 Palm Beach Auctions February 2002$18,000  

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1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL vehicle thumbnail image  1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL vehicle thumbnail image  
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2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1956 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.6501096
Engine Num: 121.921.6501143
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.7500161
Engine Num: 121.921.7500159
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042-7502029
Engine Num: 121.921-7502056
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.7500052
Engine Num: 121.921.6504129
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.7501199
Engine Num: 121.921.7501258
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.7501407
Engine Num: 121.921.7501428
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121040.7502449
Engine Num: 121921.7502470
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.8502551
Engine Num: 121.921.9502376
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.9501952
Engine Num: 121.921.10.9501972
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.10-01119
Engine Num: 121921-10-9502497
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.10.015341
Engine Num: 121.921.10.015429
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121040.10.9500417
Engine Num: 121921.10.9500441
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 8502751
Engine Num: 8502773
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.016207
Engine Num: 121.040.10.00271
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.016225
Engine Num: 121.921.10.016358
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.016880
Engine Num: 121.921.10.017017
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.10.016862
Engine Num: 121.921.10.016774
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121042-10-016670
Engine Num: 121921-10-016795
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.025444
Engine Num: 121.928.10.003335
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1962 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.024330
Engine Num: 121.928.10.002250
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.10024209
Engine Num: 121.928.10002119


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