1955 Mercedes Benz 190SL Seller’s Guide


1955 Mercedes Benz 190SL
1955 Mercedes Benz 190SL

Maximilian Hoffman was widely responsible for the development of the sporty two-seat Mercedes 190SL. In 1954, Mercedes introduced the 190SL at the New York Auto Show. Fifteen months later the production version of the 1955 Mercedes 190SL made its entrance at the 1955 Geneva Auto Show. The “S” represented “Sports” while the “L” meant “Light”, or ‘Sehr Heicht’. Ironically, with a curb weight of 2560 pounds, it was hardly light when compared to other vehicles in its class – some 500 to 1000 pounds less. Marketed as an excellent alternative to the higher-priced Mercedes-Benz 300SL, these 1950’s Mercedes cars were a popular option for those looking for a luxury sports car. Originally priced at $3998, today the 190SL price range varies greatly depending on year, condition and optional upgrades. As a result of this relatively affordable base price the Mercedes Benz 190SL outsold the 300SL by nearly eight to one during its time.


Selling Your 1955 Mercedes Benz 190SL

In its best year, little more than 4,000 190SL’s were produced. In its slowest, only 104 examples were constructed. In comparison to many other nameplates, with no less than 25,881 cars leaving the assembly line between May 1955 and February 1963, this is a very low number and thus guarantees the cars exclusivity and rarity in today’s standards. While there are very few differences between the 1955 Mercedes 190SL and future models, in 1955 the Servo brakes were optional and in 1956 they became standard. The 1955 Mercedes 190SL also lacked the chrome trip strips on the upper edges of the doors and large taillights, which were chosen for the 1956 model. If you’re the proud owner of a 1955 190SL and are looking to sell your classic, the team at AlexManos.com would be more than happy to discuss your options with you. Specializing in assisting discerning clientele sell classic Mercedes and other European and American classic autos, they look forward to assisting you with your sale.



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