Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible Mercedes 190SL Roadster

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  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: 190 SL
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 190 SL
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 3,857
  • VIN: 1210407502900
  • Color: DB 534 Red
  • Engine size: 1.9L SOHC 4-Cyl
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Antenna
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Safety options: Lapbelts
  • Options: Stealth Stereo, Kinder Seat, 3-Piece Matching Luggage Set, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Connecticut, Fairfield County, United States


Appraised June 3, 2016 by renowned 190 SL expert Bruce Adams, this matching numbers 190 SL was restored in 1994 by Mercedes specialist Dr. Philip Lutfy, whose restorations include a total disassembling of the car and replacing all parts as necessary, followed by knowledgeable and skillful reassembly. It was subsequently owned and cared for by the owners of The Classic Marque in Massachusetts, and was kept in climate controlled conditions when not being driven. It came under its current ownership in 2007.

Born in 1957 and first registered in 1959, this is a straight and solid 190 SL that has been meticulously and professionally maintained over the years, and it remains in top driving condition. It underwent significant engine and braking system maintenance in 2015, to include a complete Solex carburetor rebuild. Additional 2015 maintenance: replaced points, condenser, cap and rotor, set ignition dwell and timing, changed all fluids and filters, replaced spark plugs, adjusted clutch, and pressure tested cooling system.

Brake work in 2015: replaced all brake shoes and adjuster pads, sleeved all wheel cylinders and master cylinder with stainless steel sleeves and rebuilt with new seals, rebuilt servo, replaced hoses, flushed and bled system.

Further maintenance and upgrades since 2007 include but are not limited to a SR58X starter, Crane electronic ignition, electric fuel pump, and 25mm sway bar, replaced king pins, idler arm and bushings, wheel bearings, inner differential seals and gaskets, motor mounts, rear trailing arm bushings, a split axle OEM spec 1-piece boot, muffler, and tires.

Offered in DB 534 red with tan interior and a tan canvas top, all gauges, switches and illumination function as intended. The vehicle comes equipped with a 3-piece matching luggage set, kinder seat, Kienzle clock, Becker Mexico radio, tool kit, rubber mat set, California cover, and Zertifikat.

This is a first-rate 190 SL with exemplary provenance, offered below appraised value, and an excellent value for the 190 SL enthusiast and car aficionado alike.


This vehicle is sold “AS IS.” The Seller makes no warranties about the condition of the vehicle. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to have thoroughly inspected this vehicle and be satisfied as to the overall condition and value of this vehicle. The Buyer understands that he/she is purchasing this vehicle “AS IS” and agrees not to hold the Seller responsible for any problems that may arise with the vehicle after the purchase, whether or not those issues were known by either party at the time of purchase. No allowance or set aside on the part of the Seller will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfections, defects or damage. The Seller will not be responsible for any repairs, regardless of any statements made about this vehicle. The Buyer will deem the Seller’s terms and conditions as irrevocable and legally binding, and will take as foregone conclusion that purchase of this vehicle will be final, indemnifying the Seller from any further obligations to this vehicle, with purchase of this vehicle to be based solely upon the aforementioned statements.

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