1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster / 121040.7502449 Vehicle Information

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL photograph

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL photograph

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Roadster
Chassis #: 121040.7502449
Engine #: 121921.7502470
Sold for $115,500 at 2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
The Mercedes-Benz 190SL, announced in 1954, was based on the 180 saloon and used its all-independent suspension running gear. The 190 SL did not enter production until January of 1955, the delay being attributed to alterations aimed at strengthening the saloon's shortened platform to compensate for the open body's reduced stiffness. The body was mounted on a detachable subframe and given a 1897cc overhead-camshaft four-cylinder engine backed by a four-speed manual gearbox. The M121 power unit was fitted with twin Solex downdraft carburetors and offered 105 horsepower, giving it a top speed of 171 km/h.

The 190 SL proved to be very popular, especially in the United States. Between 1955 and 1964, slightly fewer than 26,000 examples were sold.

This particular example left the factory on October 30th of 1957 and was sent to Los Angeles, California. It was finished in 050 white with a black hardtop and black leather interior. It was sold new to Mrs. Margaret Ann Maloney of Beverly Hills, California. She later sold it to Frank Montano Gradillas of Venice, California in 1971. Mr. Gradillas would own the car until 1977 at which point it wound up on a used car lot. It was discovered there by Lorne Wilton of El Segundo, California, who would own it for the next 37 years.

The current caretaker purchased the car in 2014.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2016


2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $150,000 
Sale Price :
USD $115,500

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
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
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 'Ponton'
Sold for USD$23,100
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL with Supercharger
Sold for USD$109,387
  2015 Coys Blenheim Palace Summer Sale
 
1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL
Sold for USD$61,950
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.7503335
Sold for USD$209,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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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1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL vehicle thumbnail image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL vehicle thumbnail image  
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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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