1958 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Matching numbers | Complete restoration | Perfect condition


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    4 600 km / 2 859 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver grey metallic (180)
  • Metallic 
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior brand colour 
    Leather red
  • Interior type 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    105 PS / 78 kW / 104 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL offered for sale here was delivered to the USA on 26 March 1958. It was completely restored in 2009 and has been in excellent condition ever since. On the basis of the image documentation of the restoration, the dimensions of the work can be traced. The bodywork has been completely reconditioned, welded in parts and repainted. Transmission and rear axle have been overhauled and re-sealed, the interior has been renewed. The original engine was disassembled, the pistons and all seals were renewed and the cylinder runways were sanded in. The attachments were either overhauled or replaced by new ones.

Since then, the roadster has been in excellent condition and is regularly serviced and driven. The motor is running fine and the handling is very direct. The perfect companion for drives in fine weather on beautiful country roads.

Equipment and special features
• Matching Numbers
• Bumper horns
• Automatic antenna
• Kienzle watch
• Red leather trim with additional seat
• Full restoration in 2009
• Impeccable condition

• Copy of the original Daimler-Benz data card
• Image documentation of the restoration (2009)
• German registration documents
• Expert's report Grade 1- (2015)

History of the series
The 190 SL was envisioned as a sporty touring car alongside the 300 SL to expand business in the American market. The idea of the car came from the American general importer Max Hoffmann, who brought it to the attention of the board of directors and finally convinced them. In 1954, the 190 SL was presented for the first time at the New York Auto Show and aroused much enthusiasm. It was then further revised to bring it closer in appearance to the 300 SL and finally presented in its final form at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1955.

Technically, the vehicle was based on the Ponton saloon (W 121). The 190 SL, which was described at the time as a "touring sports car", had many of the same styling elements as its "big brother", the 300 SL, especially the front end. Technically, however, much was taken over from the Ponton models, such as the chassis and the floor assembly. The carburetor engine, on the other hand, was newly developed especially for the 190 SL (M 121 B II). A vehicle with a sporty look and high suitability for everyday use, which is still admired today.


The vehicle is located in our showroom in Stuttgart-Plieningen, close to the airport/trade fair. A test drive and an inspection on the car lift are possible by arrangement.

The sale takes place on request with new inspection, service and TÜV. We also offer a wide range of accessories for your new dream car. If required, we can also deliver the vehicle to you in a closed trailer.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat by appointment

Carola Daimler Cars is a company owned by the great-granddaughter of inventor and visionary Gottlieb Daimler. We collect, trade and broker classic cars, youngtimers and collectibles with potential and history. We place particular emphasis on quality, history and preserved charm.

Leasing/Financing: We would be happy to have our partner provide you with a tailor-made leasing & financing offer for this vehicle.

Subject to prior sale and errors for this offer excepted. The vehicle description on the Internet serves only for the general identification of the vehicle and does not represent a warranty in the sense of sales law. Only the agreements in the purchase contract are decisive.