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1958 Mercedes Benz 190SL

Are you looking to buy a 1958 Mercedes Benz 190SL or any year Mercedes 190SL from 1955 to 1963? You’ve come to the right place. ER Classics is happy to give you some valuable buying advice. First, let’s take a look at the history of this car. Max Hoffman, the US importer of Mercedes during the time, persuaded the German automaker to build a simpler, less costly open model to complement the widely popular 300SL Gullwing. The resulting car was the Mercedes Benz 190SL, which was introduced at the 1954 NY Auto Show. Then, just 15 months later, the production version would be displayed at the 1955 Geneva Auto Show. While much of the car remained the same, several aesthetic aspects were changed,. The 300SL was initially priced at $7460, while the Mercedes 190SL was just $3990. As a result, the 190SL would outsell the 300SL nearly 8 to 1.

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In its best year, 1956, a total of 4,032 units were produced, with approx 25,881 units released throughout its production. The 1958 Mercedes Benz 190SL would see 2722 units come out of the factory. If you are looking to buy a 1958 Mercedes roadster, you’ll find there are very few differences between the 1957 and 1958 models. In fact, at the end of 1957 red indicator lenses replaced amber ones in the USA market, while the dividing strip between stop and taillights was also removed. Perhaps the most notable change was in July of 1958 when new indicator and parking lights were produced for USA versions. The 1958 Mercedes Benz 190SL is a great collectors car as well as an everyday driver for the European car enthusiast. When buying, be sure to have the mechanics checked out by a 3rd party. Once mechanics are inspected, potential buyers will want to check rust prone areas, as the 1958 190SL and other year models are prone to rust in certain places.

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