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1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster

  • Chassis Number: 121.040.10.017706
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was powered by a 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Popular with enthusiasts, the 190SL remained in production for nine years, beginning with its public debut at the 1954 New York Auto Show.

The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center acquired this example in 2010 and at the time, it had been given a complete restoration. Additional mechanical refreshing and sorting followed, including to the front suspension, braking, and fuel systems. Upon completion, the car was sold to its current custodian in 2010.

This 190 SL wears its factory-correct colors of Fire Engine Red over Crème leather. It has a Becker Europa radio, a kinder seat in the rear for a small, third occupant, a tool roll, and a top boot cover.

By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2022

2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $225,000 
Sale Price :
USD $229,600

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.025444
Sold for USD$179,200
  2024 RM Sothebys : ModaMiami
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible
Chassis#: 121040-10018980
Sold for USD$127,630
  2023 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.020932
Sold for USD$100,800
  2023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.022606
Sold for USD$190,400
  2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.019096
Sold for USD$89,600
  2023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop
Chassis#: 12104220020133
Sold for USD$108,563
  2023 Bonhams : Festival of Speed
 
1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 12104210019091
Sold for USD$159,500
  2023 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Chassis#: 12104010020833
Sold for USD$123,750
  2022 Mecum : Monterey
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.017706
Sold for USD$229,600
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 12104210015602
Sold for USD$132,000
  2022 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121042-10-015602
Sold for USD$93,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Sold for USD$93,500
  2022 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 12104010023233
Sold for USD$117,920
  2021 Silverstone Auctions : The Race Retro Live Online Auction
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Sold for USD$110,000
  2021 Mecum : Glendale
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.018340
Sold for USD$92,400
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 121.040.10.020827
Sold for USD$109,200
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL image  
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.022232
Sold for USD$135,701
  2020 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Chassis#: 12104210016932
Sold for USD$97,900
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Sold for USD$90,200
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible
Sold for USD$117,820
  2019 Shannons - Sydney Autumn Classic
 

Mercedes-Benz 190 SLs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121040100232332020 Silverstone Auctions : The NEC Classic Live Online Auction   
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible121 042 10 0221672019 Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia, RAF Museum Hendon $75,000$100,000
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop12104200184862019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale $70,000$80,000
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121042100169322019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale   
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121.040.10.0254442018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum $200,000$240,000
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible121.040-10-0209022018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $100,000$150,000
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible121.042-10-0241292017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed $105,000$135,000
1961 Mercedes Benz 190 2017 Silver Auction Arizona in March 2017$5,500  
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121.040.10.0254442017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island $200,000$225,000
1961 MERCEDES 190 2017 McCormick's # 62$4,750  
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible121.042-10-0241292016 Bonhams : The December Sale $90,000$120,000
1961 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Convertible 2016 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER121040.10.0187932016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $110,000$140,000
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL121.040.10.0222842015 RM Sotheby's London Auction $110,000$150,000
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$90,000  
1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL CONVERTIBLE 2014 Mecum Dallas   
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster121042.20.019172013 Coys Auctions Spring Classics $45,000$55,000
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL121042200194252012 Silverstone : The Spring Sale   
1961 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster 2004 Michigan Spring International Classic Car Auction$9,000  
1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL ROADSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$37,000  

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