1956 Mercedes 190SL - Long time CA car - Fresh engine - Ivory/Red

Price: US $79,000.00 Item location: Burlingame, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Trim: Soft top convertible
  • Year: 1956
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Engine size: 1.9 liter inline 4 cylinder
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL - ID# 121042-6501679 - Ivory(608)/Red Leather - Soft top only.

Long time California car - Just out of dry storage - Yellow 'YOM' CA license plates - Records from 1976.

Original Becker radio (inop) - Original radio speaker - Original Hirschmann antenna - Early style seats.

. . Original front fenders - Original hood - Solid floors - Undamaged inner engine bay aprons - Solid trunk floors and side wells.

Excellent grille shell fit - Good door gaps - Older street quality paint with misc. areas of failure.

Probable original seat/door panel/dash/soft top well leather - Replacement carpets - Serviceable black soft top.

Good quality marker/tail light lenses - Average chrome with misc. pitting - Original clock included but does not fit radiused glove box hole.

Spare wheel/tire - Car cover - Large file of related documents/records - Photocopied owner's handbook

Heater box levers function - Heater core levers inop - Cig liter inop - Interior light functions - Data card information on hand.

Wipers function - Deck lid won't secure - Runs and drives well on slightly flat-spotted tires - Odo reads: 89,092.


$32,000 spent on reconditioning within the last 300 miles (12 years) with receipts.

Work completed in 2016 included but not limited to:

Full engine rebuild including new cylinder head, starter rebuilt, carbs off and cleaned, radiator cleaned.

New brake hoses/wheel cylinders/brake flush, rebuilt temperature gauge.

Work completed in 2004 included but no limited to:

Fuel tank cleaned/sealed, carbs rebuilt, radiator cleaned, new water pump, full service, all shocks replaced, new trailing arm bushings.

Rear axle center mount, new battery. 5 new tires, rebuilt starter motor.


An entry level 190SL sold 'AS-IS' - Call Roy Spencer @650-343-7980 for more details.

Pre-purchase inspections available locally.

You can inspect this 190SL at my facility in Burlingame, CA - 5 minutes south of SFO.

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