1961 Mercedes Benz 190 SL

Offered at: Available

  • VIN: 121040-10-019655
  • Condition: Clear Title
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Exterior Color: Silver
  • Interior Color: Red
  • Mileage: 06886 showing
  • Warranty: As-Is

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Vehicle Overview

This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL was purchased in November 2016 before traveling to Germany where it was restored by Thissen Auto Restoration in Geldern, Germany between 2018-2022.


Work included stripping the car down to bare metal for paint and body, reupholstering the interior an overhaul of the 1.9-liter inline four-cylinder, and further refreshing various mechanical systems. Features include a four-speed manual transmission, a new black convertible top, 13" steel wheels, body-color hubcaps, an analog clock and a push-button radio. This 190SL is now offered with restoration photos, the owner's manual, receipts, a tool kit and a clean California title. An unrestored hardtop is included with the car The car was repainted during the restoration and specified in original MB color code for Silver Gray (180).


Other features include single side mirror and a light-colored windshield surround, radiator grille and bumpers. The 13" steel wheels showcase chrome rings, hubcaps with body accents and 165/80 tires. The interior features original seats upholstered in red leather that extends to the door panels and dashboard trim. The floor is covered with red carpet. A push-button radio, an analog clock and a dash-mounted rear-view mirror. The trunk is fitted with a set of red carpet.


The two-spoke steering wheel frames VDO instruments, including a 140-mph speedometer and a 7,000-rpm tachometer, as well as gauges for oil pressure, water temperature and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows less than 6,900 miles, and the total mileage is unknown. According to factory specifications, the 1.9-liter M121 inline four-cylinder produces 104 hp and 105 Ib-ft of torque, which is transmitted to the rear wheels via a fully synchronized four-speed manual transmission.


We are pleased to offer this wonderful example out of a stellar Pebble Beach, California collection, where it has been enjoyed here on the Central Coast amongst its contemporaries on rallies and cars & coffee events.


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