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1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL


Chassis number : 12104010024460

Mercedes-Benz 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL History Specifications
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Sold for $46,750 at 2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions.
The 190 SL Mercedes-Benz was introduced at the 1954 New York Auto Show and complimented the 300 SL as appealed to a wider audience of buyers due to its lower price tag while offering the same visual appeal. The SL nomenclature denoted 'Sport Leicht' or (sport light), but in actuality it was a touring vehicle with a curb weight of over 2500 lbs. It was attractive but its was not a true 'SL'. The engine was a single overhead camshaft four-cylinder unit that displaced 1897cc and offered just over 100 horsepower. They were equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox and an independent front suspension.

This example was treated to a restoration many years ago. It is finished in red with a removable black hardtop. It features an upgraded Weber carburetor for added performance resulting in 120 horsepower, a Becker AM/FM radio, wide whitewall tires, and steel wheels.

In 2008 this 190SL Roadster was brought to the Automobiles of Amelia presented by RM Auctions where it had an estimated value of $55,000 - $75,000. As the gavel fell for the final time, the lot had been sold for $46,750 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008

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2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $55,000-USD $75,000 
Sale Price :
USD $46,750

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 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
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Chassis#: 121040.10.017684
Sold for USD$134,400
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 1210421000297
Sold for USD$137,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible
Chassis#: 121.040-10-020902
Sold for USD$109,793
  2018 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'
 
1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 12104210022389
Sold for USD$88,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Chassis#: 121.040.10.020713
Sold for USD$110,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible with Hardtop
Chassis#: 12104020019159
Sold for USD$153,559
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
 

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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