Original Condition 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

This red roadster is a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL convertible. It is currently up to a bid price of $50,000 but the reserve is not yet met. If you do want to bid for the car and end up winning, you will be heading to Fair Haven, Michigan to pick it up. The car looks to be in surprisingly good condition for being a Michigan car. You can view more information on the eBay listing.

According to the listing, the engine is 1897 cc, 4 cylinder that is connected to a manual transmission. There is no word on if it starts and runs and the miles are listed at 1,900. That is incredibly questionable. A VIN is listed on the listing, and you can compare it to the information shown in one of the photos of the information plate.

Inside, the car is in very good condition for its age. The seats are listed as leather. While they are faded now, they could be cleaned up easily and the white, luxurious seats will compliment a washed and cleaned red paint on the outside. The listing makes note that there are a lot of extra parts that come with the car and one photo shows parts in the trunk.

The nice part is that the car comes with a hardtop as well. So, if you are going to go cruise in more…frigid weather appropriate to the Michigan region, you will at least have a more solid roof to protect you from the elements. It is hard to reason how the car was left in a heated loft, for 30 years, but hey, there are certainly more unique stories and situations.

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  1. NotSure Member

    Who buys and holds spare parts for a car with 1900 miles? Must be a typo because nothing that we see in the pics agrees with the mileage statement

  2. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Whats going on with all these little MB’s on the market lately? “It was tucked away into the loft of a heated shop 30 years ago and forgotten about.” Wow, worse memory than mine. Nice looking car, would have liked to see it topless.


    The crazy prices on these puppies…
    I just think about the the times I turned my nose up at taking on a 5k beater.

  4. Beatnik Bedouin

    190 SLs have been commanding high prices for years, and I’ve never understood why. At the risk of offending anyone, I’ve found them to be horrid cars and I’ve seen/worked on quite a few.

    Someone posted on a previous 190SL listing that the model ‘lived in the shadow of the 300 SL’…

    • Chris In Australia

      Yep. Those hideous fender ‘blisters’ bulging hubcaps kill the looks of these. Clean them up and you’d have a pretty roadster.

  5. Richard

    Better off with a 15 year old clapped out Ford Escort – these cars are pitiful – ask me how I know – don’t care who I “offend”

  6. Bob S

    I owned one in the early 60s, and it was not meant as a performance car, it was a superb cruiser. It had beautiful styling, adequate performance, and excellent handling for the time. I had radials on mine, which really improved the handling over the bias ply tires that were on the car when I purchased it.
    I think the perfect colour for the car, was silver with a red leather interior.
    I am not surprised that there is a strong market for these cars.

  7. Greg

    No underside pics or description of potential rust issues which the floor pans and trailing arms links were prone to is a big question mark

  8. John

    Girl’s car. My opinion 50 years ago, my opinion now.

  9. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Ended: Jan 26, 2019 , 4:58PM
    Current bid:US $50,400.00
    Reserve not met
    [ 15 bids ]

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