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For Sale: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL in Atlanta, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster, a two-owner example that has remained with the same family since 1956. Presented in its original colors of ivory over red interior with a black convertible top plus a rare factory hard top, this largely unrestored example presents to a good driver standard.

The present owner's maternal grandfather bought this W121 from his next-door neighbor in Portland, Oregon in '56 (the original owner's wife didn't like the car). The present owner's father inherited the car in the early 1970s - he was an Army officer and took the car with him to posts Germany and New York before ending up back on the west coast in Seattle in 1978. In the late 1980s this Mercedes was put into storage in Seattle, where it sat until 2015 when our client inherited the car and shipped it to Atlanta.

In 2015 the car underwent a mechanical recommissioning and light cosmetic refresh to get it back on the road. Work included a brake system overhaul (rebuilt brake booster, all new wheel cylinders, relined brake shoes), a partial fuel system overhaul (restored tank, new fuel pump and new fuel lines), cooling system overhaul (water pump and thermostat plus restored radiator), five new tires, all fluids and complete tune-up.

At the same time, this 190SL also got new square-weave carpet, new leather seat upholstery and horsehair seat pads, and a new convertible top. Door panels and dash are believed to be original and show some patina. The car was repainted at some point in the early 1970s (finish quality is good overall but there is some overspray on the trunk seal, for example).

It has been driven a few hundred miles since 2015 but has mostly been sitting in storage. It starts, runs and drives (see video) but needs additional mechanical sorting before regular use. Offered for sale publicly for the first time since new. For more information about this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.

Vehicle Details

  • 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1589634
  • Price: $84,900
  • Location:Atlanta, Georgia
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:190SL
  • Exterior Color:Ivory
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:64098
  • Stock Number:1409EC
  • VIN:1210426502808
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