Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.


Nicolas Alexacos - ccts4092 Login
Website Contact Links
Nicolas AlexacosNicolas Alexacos
Politia Greece

tel: +30 6945 159602     
LIVE adverts (69)

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Coupe with Soft Top, Concours cond. For Sale

The 190 SL was made not only to fill the gap in Daimler-Benz's product range but also to express the elegance hindered in the 300 SL's muscular outlook. Since its inception, the engineers worked lightning fast to develop the M120 motor into a 1.9lt unit, upgrade the basic 4 speed gearbox and design the rear single-joint axle to meet the 1954 New York International Motor Sports show deadline. However, none of these would matter unless the mesmerizing body was sculptured by Mercedes-Benz designers, Hacker, Ebnet and Gunther.
Throughout its production, the 190 SL received numerous engineering upgrades. In contrast, the design of the body and interior remained untouched. With a price tag of over 16000 DM, it was offered in 2 basic versions; the limited-equipped 121.042 roadster with MB Tex and soft top, and the more luxurious 121.040 coupe featuring additional chrome molding, leather seats and a hard top with small rear window. For select customers, there was a 3rd version also designated as 121.040 that combined all benefits of the roadster and the coupe versions featuring a hard top with panoramic rear glass, a built-in soft top compartment and a soft top. This special version was the most luxurious and expensive at 17650 DM and set the pedestal for all 190 SLs produced.

Chassis 121.040-10-020689
The 190 SL offered here was manufactured as such in the spring of 1961 bearing its panoramic hard top and soft top. Being late in the series, it benefits from all production upgrades prior to the unfavorable fitting of the lower compression 121.981 engine. These provide for an enhanced acceleration with shortened 3-gear and rear axle ratios, a better feeling of control with tighter throttle linkages, booster valve braking and increased brake ventilation clearance, as well as an increased safety with polyethylene heating levers and a trunk handle instead of a hook. After 4 decades in the most caring of hands, its owner decided to restore it. Unlike most 190 SLs in recent years’ market, this was not restored by a dealer with a resale value in mind but a loving owner who opted for perfection. His efforts were rewarded soon after as the 190 SL won 1st Place at 1997 Mercedes Benz Club of America, Sea-Level Section, Concours d' Elegance and 2nd Place at 1999 Mercedes Benz Club of America, Sea-Level Section, Southampton Concours. In 2006 the 190 SL eventually changed hands and in 2008 it was imported in Athens, Greece to become part of a private indoor collection. Aside from a separate display room, the 190 SL received a no-expense spared maintenance that included replacing all consumables in the transmission, front axle and suspension as well as timely engine servicing. As expected, the body and interior remained untouched. It is now offered in perfect running and cosmetic condition with original tools, manuals and awards.


Year: 1961
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190 SL
Series: W121 B II
Type: Coupe
Chassis number: 121.040-10-020689
Karosserie number: A121.040-10-00680
Body code: 262, firewall, engine hood and hardtop matching
Engine number: 121.921-10-020821, matching
Engine type: M121.921, 1897cc, in line 4 cylinders, OHC, Solex 44 PHH carburetted, 105 bhp at 5700 rpm
Transmission type: 4 speed, manual
Exterior color, code: black, db040
Hardtop type, color, code: panoramic, black, db040
Interior color, code, trim: red, 641, leather
Odometer reading: 78045km
Registration: Federation Internationale de l' Automobile, Greece

- Original Mercedes-Benz Type 190 SL Catalogue -C- 1959
- Original Mercedes-Benz Service Manual Model 190 Passenger Cars
- Original Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Supplement to Workshop Manual Type 190
- Original Mercedes-Benz Workshop Manual Passenger Car Models 180 to 220SE

- FIA Historic Regularity Car Pass, dated 2008
- European Customs Declaration Report and Invoice, dated 2008
- Authenticity Report, Greek Office of Trade and Commerce, dated 2008
- Authenticity Report, FIA, Greek headquarters, dated 2008
- Certificate of Title, Wyoming, USA, dated 2006
- 190 SL Group Members Roster, dated 2005

- 1997 Mercedes Benz Club of America, Sea-Level Section, Concours d' Elegance, Damian Krause, 1st Place
- 1999 Mercedes Benz Club of America, Sea-Level Section, Southampton Concours, 2nd Place
- 2008 Certificate of Participation, 3rd Rally, Municipality of Kifissia, Athens, Greece
- 2009 Certificate of Participation, 4th Rally, Municipality of Kifissia, Athens, Greece

- Tipos Kifissias Newspaper, May 2009, p12-13, FIVA Kifissia drive

- Original jack and tools
- Tonneau cover
- Full set of keys
- Hardtop storage holder

Spare parts:
- Original Solex 44 PHH carburettors
- Chrome wheel rims
- Chrome hubcap
- Set of original European headlights and tailights

Service history:
In 2009 the following repairs were conducted:
- Steering and suspension overhauled with new links, rods, mounts and bushings fitted.
- Transmission maintained with new flywheel and clutch plate installed
- Engine fully serviced with new air filter and mounts fitted

Price £118000 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 190
  190 SL
Year 1961
Country Greece
Region International
Telephone +30 6945 159602
Status Trade
Date 21-Jul-2019
Ref C1050100

Similar Adverts
1962  Mercedes 190 SL Roadster (LHD) for sale in London
1962 Mercedes 190 SL Roadster (LHD) for sale in London

1962 Mercedes 190 SL Roadster (LHD) for sale in London

Just 2 fastidious owners since new
Owned by a member of the Donovan Family for over thirty years
Beautiful and extremely well maintained.....

  • £124950
  • 26-Aug-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade

1,900 cc, 4 Cylinder, 80 HP gasoline engine newly repaired (clutch, brake, radiator, new water pump), SERVO-BRAKES, INTERIOR WOOD, Most Perfect STATE PAINT, INTERIOR, CHROME, OPERATION, ETC. , LAST.....

  • £19600
  • 30-Jul-2019
  • UK
  • Trade

For Sale 1957 190 sl Roadster , comes with hard top Black , new soft top .
This car has undergone a total restoration NEW floors, sills nose , rear panels, Fenders , with photo s of every stage.....

  • As stated
  • 09-Aug-2019
  • Surrey
  • Private
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL , European version

Mercedes Benz 190 SL of the year 1957. This is an original European car in very good throughout condition. The car was more than 15 years long in possession of the last owner in The Netherlands. Body.....

  • See Text
  • 26-Aug-2019
  • UK
  • Trade



  • £4991
  • 12-Aug-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
..Numbers Matching
..60,500 Miles
..Build Sheet
..Soft Top
..116ci Engine
..4-Speed Manuel Trans
..Clear Title
..New Tires
..Red Paint

  • Offers invited
  • 30-Aug-2019
  • UK
  • Trade
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

This 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is a beautiful driver wearing an older restoration and a very solid California car. Blue with blue interior and hardtop only. It has a rebuilt engine, nice paint, chrome,.....

  • As stated
  • 06-Sep-2019
  • UK
  • Trade
1989 Mercedes 190 Evolution,AMG Powerpack,72,902 miles

Offered for sale is a true Mercedes-Benz homologation special from the 1980's,known as the 190 Evolution 1,only 502 were built to allow the cars to compete in the German DTM series.A fully documented.....

  • £122950
  • 30-Jul-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1990 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.5 16v Auto LHD COSWORTH

Mercedes Benz W201 190E 2.5 16 Auto..... First registered May 1990 and supplied new in Japan, this vehicle can only be described as an absolute credit to it's two former keeper!! Totally frre from.....

  • £13995
  • 27-Jul-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
Internal ignition switch and key

Ignition switch and key for Mercedes 190sl

  • £750
  • 21-Jul-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade