1961 Mercedes-Benz SL 190

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    25 734 km / 15 991 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    12104010020827
  • Reference number 
    407348
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black

Description

Spectacular, no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration performed by marque specialists

Restored to the highest possible standards for a prominent Mercedes-Benz dealership owner!

Extremely rare and desirable factory correct black over red color combination

Rare and desirable 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

One of only 3,792 built!

Sold new in Spain to an American Doctor who shipped it to Texas!

Excellent documentation includes owner's manual, service manual supplement, copy of the original 1961 Texas registration, data card copy from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, restoration photographs and more!

Performs wonderfully

One of the best examples to be found on the market today!

A dream for the collector or enthusiast

Options Include:
Leather seats
Power brakes
Glovebox lid clock
Front and rear bumper guards
Becker Europa AM/FM radio
Whitewall tires

The stunning 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster featured here is finished in the gorgeous factory correct color combination of black over a red leather interior and matching black folding convertible top. This particular example was sold new to an American Doctor in Spain and was subsequently shipped to his home in Texas in the summer of 1961. The 190SL remained in the dry state of Texas for the majority of its life until a few years ago when the marque specialists at Aventura Motors of New York commenced a full rotisserie restoration with meticulous attention detail. The restoration was commissioned for a prominent Mercedes-Benz dealer owner in Florida a no expense was spared! Today this classic Mercedes-Benz Roadster presents in spectacular condition while performing virtually like new! An excellent assortment of documentation is included with this investment grade 190SL including the owner's manual, service manual supplement, data card copy from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center and more! We are proud to offer this stunning 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the combination of style, performance and luxury that can only be found in Mercedes-Benz. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the 190SL

As the brainchild of legendary European car importer Max Hoffman, the first Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster was designed to serve as a more lifestyle-oriented complement to the outlandish 300SL Gullwing Coupe. Hoffman bet on the racing-oriented gullwing's curvaceous shape, allowing both the hardtop coupe and the subsequent roadsters to share a design language that was unique to the Stuttgart automaker in the early 1950s. Both the six-cylinder 300SL and four-cylinder 190SL models were marketed, but the less expensive latter vastly outsold its “big brother,” proving that Hoffman's knack for success was unparalleled among automobile importers. Both the 190SL and the 300SL were virtually identical cosmetically in roadster form and thus gave birth to the legendary SL class of Mercedes-Benz models!

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