1959 Mercedes Benz 190SL Seller’s Guide


1959 Mercedes 190SL
1959 Mercedes Benz 190SL

The Mercedes-Benz 190SL prototype was displayed at the 1954 New York Motor Show to gauge buyer interest. With positive reactions, development continued with primary focus turning towards body style. For its second premier at the Geneva Show in March 1955, many styling touches were modified including a redesigned hoot with a smooth, full-length bulge replacing an ugly air scoop, a more rounded grille shape, found front parking lights replacing rectangular ones and strakes or “splash shields” added to rear wheel arches to match those in the front. With production starting in 1955, the 1959 Mercedes 190SL had all of these beautiful bodylines and more. Today, these classic 1950’s Mercedes 190SL models continue to draw collectors and European car enthusiasts around the world.


Selling Your 1959 Mercedes Benz 190SL

Perhaps one of the most recent 1959 Mercedes 190SL models to draw attention is singer-songwriter, Sheryl Crow’s white Roadster with matching hardtop. The classic Mercedes Benz 190SL was auctioned off on August 21 following the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which was to benefit the May 22 tornado victims of Joplin, Missouri. The car was won by an anonymous couple that is said to have paid well over the expected price for the vehicle. While not all owners can expect this 190SL price range when looking to sell classic Mercedes 190SL models, Crow’s car was a great example of a quality restoration, which included both the matching hardtop and an original soft top in black, and the original R121 frame.



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