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1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL

The Mercedes Benz 190SL from 1960 was the vision of Max Hoffman, the Mercedes Benz US importer of cars in the early 50’s, as he recognized a place in the market for a lower priced complement to the prestigious 300SL. Hoffman’s marketing strategy was to capitalize on the 300SL’s win in the Carrera Panamericana Mexican 1952 road race, and anticipated exceptional sales for such sporty designs. At the time, the American car market also brought great profits for the manufacturers of European sports cars. The Mercedes 190SL was officially introduced at the February 1954 International NY Motor Sport Show, along side the Mercedes 300SL coupe, and received much praise and acclaim from the press. The timeless design of the W121 or Mercedes 190SL models is perhaps one of the major selling features of this exceptional line.

Looking to purchase a Classic Mercedes?

When you’ve decided the 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL is the right classic car for you, ER Classics is happy to provide you with a few tips to make your search more efficient. Perhaps one of the best tips is to find an example of a 1960 SL that has original body panel and chrome components. Even though the Mercedes 190SL 1960 was built on an assembly line, the car was still largely custom fit. If you are looking to restore a 190SL, the labor involved in restoring a car that does not have its original body panels or chrome can be a huge, often unexpected expense. Mercedes Benz has made it easy to identify the originality of your chosen 190SL, as the doors, hood, as well as other parts were stamped with the body number of the car. If you find matching numbers in several areas, chances are you’ve found a fairly original example. On the other hand, ER Classics can also help you find a fully-restored 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL if you do not have the desire to work on a restoration project.

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