Lot 57

2016   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2016

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

SOLD $192,500


$190,000 - $240,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Fresh Concours-Level Photo-Documented Restoration
The Embodiment of 1950s German Style
Matching-Numbers Engine
Accompanied by Matching Fitted Luggage and Copy of Factory Wagenkarte
Handsome White Over Red Color Scheme

Technical Specs

1,897 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Solex Carburetors
105 HP at 5,700 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Double-Wishbone Front Suspension
Rear Swing-Axle Suspension with Coil Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note this vehicle is titled 1958 and by the number 7501199

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Introduced at the International Motor Show in Geneva 1955 and sharing its iconic grille and “eyebrow” fender accents with its big brother, the 300 SL, the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL has an abundance of classic styling to go along with its heritage. Powered by an inline four matched to a four-speed manual gearbox, and sporting a comfortable and handsome cabin with inviting leather seats, the 190 SL is known as a pleasant open sports-roadster that today makes a great road trip and event car.

Retaining its matching-numbers engine and finished in the classic combination of White (DB 50) complemented by a dark red interior and matching canvas top, this 190 SL is the recipient of a fresh nut-and-bolt concours-level restoration completed in 2015 by SL-Classics in Germany. A detailed log of restoration photographs accompanies the car and attests to the depth of the work performed while highlighting the level of detail that went into the comprehensive task.

Accompanying the sale of this 190 SL are a matching red leather three-piece fitted luggage set, a partial tool kit, jack, and an owner’s manual. The savvy enthusiast who becomes the next caretaker of this captivating Mercedes-Benz will have the opportunity to enjoy it in a spirited driving event, or charming the spectators at most any concours.