For Sale: 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL in Monterey, California

Vehicle Description

This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL was reportedly purchased new via European delivery by a US service member, who later had the car shipped to California, where it remained under single-family ownership until it was acquired by the current owner around 2010. Finished in black over red leather, the car is accompanied by a black soft top that remains in its 1960-dated shipping crate. Power is provided by a 1.9-liter inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transmission, and equipment includes a body-color removable hardtop, 13? steel wheels, body-color hubcaps, and an AM/FM radio. This 190SL is now offered on dealer consignment as part of Mohr Imports’ Monterey Collection Sale with a tool roll, a black California license plate, sheepskin seat covers, an owner’s manual, shop manuals, and a clean California title.


The car is finished in black and equipped with a driver-side mirror and a bright windshield surround, grille, and bumpers. A body-color removable hardtop is shown on the car in the gallery below. The selling dealer notes evidence of paintwork prior to the current owner’s acquisition, and photos of paint-meter readings are provided in the gallery below.


Steel 13? wheels wear chrome trim rings, hubcaps with body-color accents, and 185/70 Michelin X thin-whitewall tires. The car is equipped with a double-wishbone front suspension, rear swing axles with coil springs, and power-assisted drum brakes.


The low-back bucket seats are upholstered in red leather, which shows wear and was repaired in preparation for the sale. Additional interior equipment includes an AM/FM radio, lap belts, an analog clock, and a dashboard-mounted rearview mirror.


The two-spoke steering wheel frames VDO instrumentation including a 140-mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer as well as gauges for oil pressure, water temperature, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows 4,600 miles and is noted to have rolled over. Approximately 1,500 miles were added under current ownership.


The 1.9-liter M121 inline-four was factory rated at 104 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque.


The engine-number plate is shown above.


Power is sent to the rear wheels through a fully synchronized four-speed manual transmission. Corrosion on underside components is shown in the gallery.


An uninstalled black soft top remains in its 1960-dated shipping crate and will accompany the car.


A tool roll, manufacturer’s literature, and shop manuals are included in the sale.




All inspections welcome. We ship worldwide.

Contact us at 831.373.3131 or [email protected] 

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1763108
  • Price: Best Offer
  • Location:Monterey, California
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:190SL
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red Leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:104543
  • Convertible:Yes
  • VIN:121040-10-01124
Listed By:
Mohr Imports Inc.
1187 Del Monte Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940

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