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1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL HardTop Coupe / 121.040.6503307 Vehicle Information

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Sold for $165,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours.
Mercedes-Benz built 25,881 examples of the 190 SL (just 4,032 in 1956) between 1955 and 1963. It made its debut at the New York Auto Show in 1954 and was offered alongside the 300 SL. This particular example is an early-production example that is fitted with the most desirable factory specifications and offers a tremendous degree of originality. It spent a short time at the original selling dealership where its paintwork was damaged by falling glass within the showroom window and was therefore refinished in the original shade of Erdbeerrot or 'Strawberry' (DB 543).

This roadster was purchased new by Robert Roberts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was delivered with a removable hardtop only.

The current owner acquired the car in December of 2012. At the time, the odometer shows just over 31,000 original miles. The current owner had the body stripped to bare metal and refinished, using the factory-applied dashboard paint as the standard for matching. The original Light Grey (1058) Roser leather interior, while in good condition, was treated using the Leatherique process.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014


2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $250,000 
Sale Price :
USD $165,000

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.6503335
Sold for USD$110,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads February
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121042-6500649
Sold for USD$198,639
  2020 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Sold for USD$92,599
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Chassis#: A1210426500203
Sold for USD$103,400
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Chassis#: 121042.5501579
Sold for USD$84,000
  2019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.042.6502290
Sold for USD$184,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 121021-6502765
Sold for USD$115,523
  2018 Historics @ Brooklands - Motor Museum
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.6502563
Sold for USD$137,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Sold for USD$85,000
  2017 Leake - Tulsa
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Chassis#: 121040.6500901
Sold for USD$75,900
  2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1956 Mercedes 190SL
Chassis#: 6501016
Sold for USD$58,772
  2017 Barons : Classic Winter Warmer
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 1210426502393
Sold for USD$127,056
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible
Chassis#: 1210426502351
Sold for USD$91,675
  2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Chassis#: 121042.6502387
Sold for USD$71,500
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: A1210426500203
Sold for USD$77,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 1210426503045
Sold for USD$137,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: A1210426502247
Sold for USD$178,200
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Chassis#: 121042-6501922
Sold for USD$95,222
  2016 Coys Techno Classica
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 6502586
Sold for USD$185,000
  2016 Motostalgia : Amelia Island Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.042.6501096
Sold for USD$132,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121 040 65022562020 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco $65,000$85,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$90,000  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL12104265009812018 RM Sothebys : London $90,000$110,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL12104265018182017 Historics at Brooklands MercedesBenz World   
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster12104265003422017 Worldwide Auctioneers: Texas Classic Auction $110,000$140,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster 2016 Mecum : Dallas$75,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER 2015 Mecum Dallas$145,000  
1956 Mercedes Benz 190 SL 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$125,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER 2014 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale$100,000  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster12104265004352012 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $55,000$70,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible12104255017622009 Shannons Auction 2009 Sydney Summer Classic Auction $60,000$70,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster 2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction$19,200  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL ROADSTER 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$17,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL ROADSTER 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Myers, Fl$33,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Scottsdale, AZ (Rawhide)$25,200  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1956 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.6501096
Engine Num: 121.921.6501143

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.7500161
Engine Num: 121.921.7500159
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042-7502029
Engine Num: 121.921-7502056

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.7500052
Engine Num: 121.921.6504129
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.7501199
Engine Num: 121.921.7501258

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.7501407
Engine Num: 121.921.7501428
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121040.7502449
Engine Num: 121921.7502470

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.8502551
Engine Num: 121.921.9502376

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.9501952
Engine Num: 121.921.10.9501972

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.10-01119
Engine Num: 121921-10-9502497

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.10.015341
Engine Num: 121.921.10.015429
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121040.10.9500417
Engine Num: 121921.10.9500441

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 8502751
Engine Num: 8502773

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.016207
Engine Num: 121.040.10.00271

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.016225
Engine Num: 121.921.10.016358
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.016880
Engine Num: 121.921.10.017017

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.10.016862
Engine Num: 121.921.10.016774

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121042-10-016670
Engine Num: 121921-10-016795

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.025444
Engine Num: 121.928.10.003335

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1962 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.040.10.024330
Engine Num: 121.928.10.002250
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: 121.042.10024209
Engine Num: 121.928.10002119

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

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