1957 Mercedes 190 SL Roadster, the best “Original” 190 SL offered anywhere!

Price: US $129,000.00 Item location: Irvine, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 190-Series
  • SubModel: SL
  • Type: Roadster
  • Trim: Chrome
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 53,000
  • VIN: 7501243
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 4 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series SL

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1957 Mercedes 190 SL Roadster
odometer: 53,000 engine: 4 cylinder transmission: Manual color: Red interior: Tan
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As the brainchild of legendary European car importer Max Hoffman, the first Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster was designed to serve as a more lifestyle-oriented complement to the outlandish 300SL Gullwing Coupe. Hoffman built on the racing-oriented Gullwing's curvaceous shape, both the 190SL and the 300SL were virtually identical cosmetically.

That the 190SL was both stunning to behold and a good deal more practical for real world use helped seal the deal for well-healed buyers, particularly in trendy Southern California.

This Red/Tan Mercedes is an amazing example of one of the most "original" 190 SL's on the planet! The original owner had the car for over 50 years keeping it in a temperature-controlled environment for it's entire life, resulting in a rust-free car. The car runs and drives perfectly and displays just over 53,000 original miles. Upon a recent inspection, the only things determined not to be original are the tires, carpet, convertible top, and the battery. The paint (a paint gauge was used to determine that over 80% of the paint is original), the brightwork, the interior, the Becker Mexico radio, and the rare glass sun visors are all in fabulous original working condition.

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Condition Report

It is arguably the best "Original" 190 SL offered anywhere! The photos explain it all.

Motor Excellent windows Functional (all)
transmission Excellent wipers Functional (all)
brakes Excellent instruments Functional (all)
suspension Excellent radio Operational
Body Excellent SEATS Good
GLASS Excellent dash Very Clean
WHEELS Excellent HEADLINER Very Clean
Terms of Sale

The Deposit:
Please be ready to place a deposit within 48 hours of auction's close. All transactions must be completed within 7 days of the end of auction. If the car is not as represented upon your personal inspection at our location, you will be under no obligation to purchase.

Tax, Title and License:
Local residents are responsible for applicable sales tax in your county as well as title and licensing fees. If you live outside of our state, you are responsible for applicable tax, title and licensing fees in your area.

Note: If the deposit is not received within forty-eight hours (2 business days) or if the sale is not complete within 7 days of the close of the auction, we reserve the right to sell to the next highest bidder or to another qualified buyer.

Legally Binding Contract:
If you are the winning bidder of this auctions please follow through with the transaction. Remember, your winning bid is a legally binding contract to purchase.

Acceptable forms of payment:
paypal for deposit only certified funds bank to bank transfer cash in person

International bidders are welcome. I will help in any way I can with coordinating shipping within the U.S. or overseas.

Seller reserves the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. Professional pre-purchase inspections are welcome but must be made before the auction ends. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, so we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect as well as test drive any of the vehicles before finalizing purchase. If your personal inspection is not possible, we will be glad to help facilitate an inspection by your chosen local independent service center and will make arrangements to deliver the vehicle to them for this purpose.

All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition. However, extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no oral statements concerning any vehicle constitute a representation or warranty of the condition of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and the most comfortable buying experience on eBay. We do not accept escrow, and all inspections must be done prior to delivery. ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).

Pertaining to non eBay winners: anyone with a deposit but the sale is pending financing, 3rd party inspection or any other contingency, the said vehicle will not be held and is subject to be sold at any time, until all contingencies are removed and a manager or owner accepts and signs the purchase order.

The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was placed on eBay. These vehicles are test driven and actual mileage may differ at time of sale.

Condition Disclaimer:

All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle's mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturers workmanship or a previous owners diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold "AS IS" and there are no mechanical guarantees expressed or implied.

We reserve the right to end the auction at any time.


We will happily assist with worldwide transportation at the buyer's expense. In the case that you wish to pick up the vehicle in person we will arrange airport pickup for you free of charge. Please contact us for details.

About the Seller

Welcome to LPI Motorcars. Founded in 1991, LPI has established itself as a boutique classic car wholesaler specializing in unique, hard to find automobiles for the classic car enthusiast. Founded on the principals of quality, honesty and integrity, LPI's commitment to excellence serves as a testament to setting new standards in the auto buying experience. Your satisfaction is priority one as we strive to make your exotic car buying experience the best it can be.

Contact Info
LPI Motorcars
12 Mauchly
Irvine, California 92618
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