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1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Chassis number : 121.042.7500052

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Sold for $143,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale.
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (internally designated W121) was introduced alongside the 300 SL 'Gullwing' Coupe at the February 6, 1954, New York Motor Show. Aimed at the American export market, it was a more affordable, yet similarly styled open companion model to its costly stable mate. The 190 SL had advanced monocoque construction with styling by Karl Wilfert, Friedrich Geiger, and Walter Hacker's design staff including Paul Bracq, who would later oversee the styling of the 230 SL. The 'SL' meant 'Sport Leichtbau' or 'Sports Lightweight' which it shared with the 300 SL.

Production of the 190 SL lasted from 1955 to 1963. At the 1956 Macao Grand Prix, two 190 SLs were entered by a local Mercedes-Benz distributor, with the rainy event won by Doug Stearne's 190 SL, who crossed the finish line 2.5 laps ahead of the second-place Ferrari Mondial. Another 190 SL racing victory was the GT under-2000cc class win by Mercedes-Benz distributor Joseph F. Weckerle at the 1956 Casablanca Grand Prix.

This Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadsters was given an authentic restoration completed in the late 2000s. It is finished in Horizon blue (DB 304) with a fresh interior with new tan leather upholstery plus a white hardtop, a correct blue soft top, and period-style whitewall tires.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2014

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2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $170,000-USD $200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $143,000

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121 042 7503157
Sold for USD$157,982
  2022 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 12104010022905
Sold for USD$124,925
  2021 Artcurial : AUTOMOBILES SUR LES CHAMPS
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Chassis#: 1210407500161
Sold for USD$159,500
  2021 Mecum : Monterey
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Sold for USD$170,500
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 7502742
Sold for USD$112,000
  2020 Historics at Brooklands - Ascot Racecourse
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.7500161
Sold for USD$134,400
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 1210406503319
Sold for USD$93,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 121.040.7500161
Sold for USD$99,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL
Chassis#: 121040.7501824
Sold for USD$110,250
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Chassis#: 7503006
Sold for USD$132,000
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 121042-7500616
Sold for USD$115,000
  2016 The Finest : Aspen
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 121042-7500145
Sold for USD$126,500
  2016 The Finest : Aspen
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Chassis#: 7502263
Sold for USD$29,169
  2016 Silverstone - The Salon Prive Sale 2016
 
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Chassis#: 121040.7502449
Sold for USD$115,500
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.042.7501407
Sold for USD$154,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Motor City
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 1210907500471
Sold for USD$86,355
  2016 Silverstone Auction - Classic Sale
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121 040 7501884
Sold for USD$91,596
  2016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.042.7501199
Sold for USD$192,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 6503062
Sold for USD$255,000
  2015 Rick Cole Monterey
 
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Chassis#: 121040.7501727
Sold for USD$121,000
  2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
 

Mercedes-Benz 190 SLs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121.040.75015372022 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz $125,000$150,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121.042.75013532020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey $150,000$175,000
1957 MERCEDES BENZ 190SL12104275010932019 Coys Schloss Dyck $110,000$130,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL RoadsterA121040-75006162019 Historics at Brooklands Motor Museum $80,000$95,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121.040.75027052019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $110,000$125,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL12104275021742018 Coys : Schloss Dyck $90,000$110,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster12104075027052016 Mecum : Monterey$120,000  
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER 2015 Mecum Dallas$110,000  
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER75003442014 Mecum Monterey$100,000$100,000$130,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster 2014 Auctions America : California$92,500  
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER 2014 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale$112,500  
1957 Mercedes 190SL 2014 Anglia Auction Southern Ireland $60,000$70,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 4D 2005 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$1,500  

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