1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL Seller’s Guide


190SL Max Hoffman, the Mercedes Benz U.S. importer of cars in the early 1950’s, had a vision for a sport touring auto that would find a place in the market as a complement to the prestigious 300SL. Hoffman’s marketing strategy was to capitalize on the 300SL’s illustrious win in the Carrera Panamericana Mexican road race of 1952, and anticipated high sales in the American market. At the time, the American market also brought great profits for the manufacturers of European sports cars. These were ideas Daimler-Benz could not overlook when Hoffman presented them. The 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL was officially introduced in February 1954 at the International New York Motor Sport Show, and would run in production until 1963. Affordability also played a role in the success of the 190SL. Interestingly the 300SL was initially priced at $7,460, while the Mercedes 190SL was just $3,990. By the end of production, the 190SL outsold the 300SL nearly eight to one.


Selling a 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL

If you’re thinking about selling a 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL and are looking for a Seller’s Guide or Seller’s Tips, you’ve come to the right place. The 190SL is a great collectors car as well as an every-day driver for the European or Mercedes enthusiasts. Because there are a number of 190SL’s available in the market today, it is important to make yours stand out. Do you have original paperwork or maintenance history? Do you have additional options that were not standard on the base model? Identifying these items will help bring the highest value to your vehicle. Buyers are also going to be concerned with rust, as the 1960 Mercedes SL was prone to rust. Allow your potential buyers to inspect your vehicle on a lift to view and check for rust. Don’t hide behind rust. Buyers will expect it on a car of this age, but they will want a firm understanding of the condition before they buy.


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