1961 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    62
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Austrian title
Chassis n° 1210426502393
Engine n° 121.921.6502483

- The perfect roadster for rallies
- Comprehensive restoration file
- Stunning colour combination
- No reserve

The 190 SL cabriolet appeared in 1954 and was produced until 1963, as was its big sister the 300 SL. Visually, the similarities are immediately obvious, but its engine, with two less cylinders (four), was 1.9-litres with 105 bhp, originally with two Solex carburettors. It was common for twin-choke Weber carburettors to be fitted instead, making it more responsive and pleasant to drive.
This model from 1961 has benefited from this improvement and has received much attention at all levels. As the car's Daten Karte tells us, it was sold new in the United States before coming back to Europe in the early 2000s. In 2006, it was comprehensively restored in Germany by a specialist. The car has had only two very meticulous owners in Carinthia, a bucolic region in southern Austria. It is today in a shade of Gray, with a black hood, and the beautiful red interior features a nice patina and a third, transverse rear seat. The current owner, a Jaguar and Porsche collector used the car only in good weather conditions.
With its beautiful design, the sought after 190 SL Roadster is easy to drive in modern traffic.