<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340

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Lot 61
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Sold for US$ 179,200 inc. premium
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Chassis no. 121040-10-016259
Engine no. 121921-10-016340
1,897cc SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Solex Twin-choke Carburetors
105bhp at 5,700rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Recent factory-correct, nut-and-bolt restoration completed by Huber Restorations
*Stunning, period-correct Slate Grey over Red livery
*Accompanied by color-coded, 3-piece fitted luggage set
*Attractive European Roadster for the connoisseur ready for Concours judging



THE MERCEDES 190SL

In 1954, Mercedes displayed a concept at the New York Auto show of a beautiful two-seat roadster with a removable hardtop. This concept came to market in 1955 as the 190SL, a more approachable, less intense sports car compared to the record-breaking 300SL 'Gullwing'. While the 190SL featured a carbureted 1.9 liter inline four-cylinder engine compared to the 300SL's direct-injected 3-liter slant six, they shared a basic engine design, suspension system, and a level of detail and craftsmanship that defines Mercedes-Benz.

The new engine, which shared the same bore and stroke of the 300SL, was paired with a fully synchronized 4-speed transmission that sent power to the rear swing axles. The 190SL implemented the same suspension systems as the 300SL, affording it confident handling and drivability.

The 190SL is immediately recognizable as a Mercedes, featuring dramatic curves and thorough yet restrained use of brightwork that defined this era of Mercedes. Many styling cues are borrowed from the 300SL as well, notably the massive three-pointed star in the grille as well as the 'eyebrows' over the wheels.

While the 190SL did not quite offer the performance of other sports cars of the era, the impeccable quality and attractive styling made the 190 a massive success – selling over 25,000 units before production ceased in 1963. Many of these models were delivered to the United States, where its driving demeanor and elegant styling were highly valued. The 190SL is an important part of the culture of small roadsters in the 1950s, as it demonstrated how luxurious the platform could be.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed at the Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz factory during the early months of 1960, this stunningly well-restored example presents incredibly well inside and out. The SL was purchased from an Atlanta-based estate by a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based enthusiast some years ago, where the German luxury sports car had been laid up for decades and ripe for a comprehensive restoration. Although some of the work was begun at another restoration facility, the current owner entrusted Jeff Huber of Huber Restorations, Tulsa, Oklahoma to do the car front to back, and put his stamp of approval on it. Huber is well known for their work on classic Mercedes-Benz and Porsche cars, and the outcome today validates their extreme attention to factory correct detail in their restorations. Many photos are available of the restoration, and shows the mechanical components fully disassembled, restored/rebuild and put back together as would have been done at the factory in 1960. The exterior is finished in a lovey, period-correct Slate Grey color, beautifully accenting the classic, flowing lines of the 190SL Roadster bodywork. A proper black German convertible top is fitted, with the right chrome trim in place. Stunning chrome and brightwork with the right markings compliment the Grey bodywork, and lights and lenses are in equally excellent condition. Inside, a striking red leather interior is fitted to the highest standards, with matching red carpets and convertible top cover. The correct Ivory-colored steering wheel and gear knob ads further contrast, and a cool, period-correct High Fidelity radio adorns the dashboard alongside the correct VDO gauges. In the trunk, a beautiful 3-piece fitted luggage set can be found, perfectly matching the interior. Under the hood, the level of care in the restoration is immediately recognizable in the materials and colors used, a trait evident throughout the car. The original twin-choke Solex carburetors remain in place and factory ID and chassis plates appear to be the original, factory stamped items. Just over 1,700 miles has been driven since the comprehensive restoration was completed by Jeff Huber and his team in 2019.

Offered with owner's manual and shod on period-appropriate white wall tires, this professionally restored 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL offers a great opportunity to purchase an outstanding example of this charming and iconic roadster.


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<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
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<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
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<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
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<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
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<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
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<b>1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL</b><br />  Chassis no. 121040-10-016259 <br />Engine no. 121921-10-016340
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