1961 Mercedes Benz

190 SL Roadster

White with Red leather interior, Red carpeting and Brown convertible top, Exceptional Restoration, Matching numbers as confirmed by Mercedes Benz Classic Center, 4-speed.

In the 1950s, Max Hoffman was a great influencer of auto imports in the US, under his guidance Mercedes-Benz designed the 190 SL to debut alongside the 300 SL Gullwing-Roadster model range, as a lighter and more affordable but equally exquisite option. Launched at the New York International Auto Show in 1954, the 190 SL was produced from 1955 through 1963 and, although not built as a race car, its Sport Leichtbau monocoque construction, aluminum hood and doors ensured speeds afforded the model some competition success and it fast became the sport favorite of the jet set due to its usability and fun factor.

This elegant example was built in 1961 and enjoyed long term ownership in Nashville, Tennessee, prior to being purchased by a gentleman from Long Island, who moved the car to New York state as a summer driver. In 2012, the car was restored, a process that took nearly three years. Subsequently, it has been enjoyed for Summer use in the Hamptons.

This 190 SL is one of most popular sports car of the 1950s-60s, fabulous in this color combination, it is an excellent, restored and charming 190 SL and an delightful first classic or addition to any collection.

Price: $179,500