Classifind Cuts 46: 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL – CL FLAG!

Oct 2020 | Classifind Cut, Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

November 6th Update – Well, it still happens on occasion. Craigslist flagged and removed the post of this rare Mercedes-Benz as spam.  We thought the asking price was very low and with very few details we should have known better.  More mysterious however is why someone would pay five bucks to post a scam ad.

Produced from 1956 through 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 190SL utilized some of the features of the very expensive 300SL like its independent rear suspension. However, rather than being built on a light space frame, Mercedes manufactured 190SLs on a shortened sedan platform. In place of the fuel-injected six-cylinder was a carbureted four-banger breathing through twin Solex carburetors. The car driving characteristics were more of a boulevardier than a sports car, though it did look quite sporting as it shared a number of styling cues with the 300SL.

This green-over-tan 1961 example just listed recently in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania provides no details with its asking price of $44,000.  The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool places the asking price well below this guide’s current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $56,800, so you’ll need to contact the seller to learn the details of why they are offering their 190SL for daily-driver-level money.

Here’s the seller’s too-brief description:

“The vintage Mercedes Benz SL’s are rising in popularity and value as well.”

Do you have a Mercedes Sl190 story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!


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