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1961 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series

Sale price: $107,250.00 make an offer

Car location: Torrance, California, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190-Series
Year: 1961
Type: Convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 10858
Engine: 1.9L 4 cyl
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black
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1961 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series for sale

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10858 Miles 1.9L 4 cyl ManualConvertible
Stock #:
19723
Exterior Color:
Red
Interior Color:
Black
Body Type:
Convertible
Transmission:
Manual
Engine:
1.9L 4 cyl
Mileage:
10,858

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR IS CURRENTLY BEING SOLD ON THE HEMMINGS AUCTION WEBSITE & THERE IS A LINK TO THE AUCTION ON OUR "AUCTIONS" PAGE.

West Coast Classics to present this very striking 1961 Mercedes 190SL Roadster in Red over Black leather interior featuring a black hardtop with a very rare 'wrap-around' rear window. This two-door roadster is powered by a 1,897cc/120hp four-cylinder engine with dual Weber carbs, and is teamed with a four-speed manual gearbox. It had reportedly known but 1-owner since 1971 until a couple of years ago, and the odometer now shows 10,858 miles with TMU.

The very attractive interior of this example is very nicely finished in black leather, with gleaming chrome gauge surrounds and brilliant chrome touches throughout. Original soft top, hardtop w/headliner in original perforated vinyl. New Michelin tires, including spare. Original paint color, including the five matching painted wheels. Original Becker 'Mexico' radio and wind-up clock (still working). An excellent driver that also shows extremely well, this rare and highly desirable 190SL Roadster will be a cherished addition to any collection. This is an exceptional car in all regards, especially considering that the floors are all original with their original drainage points intact.

This solidly-built Mercedes-Benz possesses a level of assembly quality alien to most of its British or Italian contemporaries, and had been lovingly cared for by just one owner since 1971 until a couple of years ago. An all-inclusive restoration was performed 2007 - 2012, with bodywork and new paint done by Serious Auto Body in Freeland, WA. The mechanicals have been sorted by non other than renowned Siegfried Linke, (Sig is likely the most highly regarded and well-known MBZ experts in the greater Northwest). Purchased by its long time owner in 1971, when the consignor purchased in Oakland, CA, after which time the car and it's owner moved to Seattle in 1983 where it resided until being purchased by it's most recent southern California owner and collector. Approximately 1500 miles since restoration.

Stylistically evocative of the mighty 300SL, but with a slightly less complex drive train, the sleek, aerodynamic and comparatively light Mercedes Benz 190SL was very advanced for its time. The 190SL was praised for its outstanding achievement in styling, engineering, quality of design, detailing and workmanship, as well as the general feeling of solidity which the car immediately conveys. The open-top Mercedes Benz was not designed as a thorough-bred sports car. Instead, it was conceived as an elegant two-seater for touring and everyday driving. Although the Mercedes 190SL was described as a roadster, it was actually a proper cabriolet with roll-up windows and a well-insulated top.

A timeless classic whose beautiful styling has aged very well, the 190SL is still comfortable and competent by modern standards. The final production tally by Mercedes from 1955 to 1963 was 25,881 cars, about 10,000 of which were sold in the USA. The Mercedes-Benz 190SL is among the most desirable cars of its era. Surviving Mercedes 190SL's have become increasingly collectible in recent years and they are much sought after all over the world.

Vehicle Description


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR IS CURRENTLY BEING SOLD ON THE HEMMINGS AUCTION WEBSITE & THERE IS A LINK TO THE AUCTION ON OUR "AUCTIONS" PAGE.

West Coast Classics to present this very striking 1961 Mercedes 190SL Roadster in Red over Black leather interior featuring a black hardtop with a very rare 'wrap-around' rear window. This two-door roadster is powered by a 1,897cc/120hp four-cylinder engine with dual Weber carbs, and is teamed with a four-speed manual gearbox. It had reportedly known but 1-owner since 1971 until a couple of years ago, and the odometer now shows 10,858 miles with TMU.

The very attractive interior of this example is very nicely finished in black leather, with gleaming chrome gauge surrounds and brilliant chrome touches throughout. Original soft top, hardtop w/headliner in original perforated vinyl. New Michelin tires, including spare. Original paint color, including the five matching painted wheels. Original Becker 'Mexico' radio and wind-up clock (still working). An excellent driver that also shows extremely well, this rare and highly desirable 190SL Roadster will be a cherished addition to any collection. This is an exceptional car in all regards, especially considering that the floors are all original with their original drainage points intact.

This solidly-built Mercedes-Benz possesses a level of assembly quality alien to most of its British or Italian contemporaries, and had been lovingly cared for by just one owner since 1971 until a couple of years ago. An all-inclusive restoration was performed 2007 - 2012, with bodywork and new paint done by Serious Auto Body in Freeland, WA. The mechanicals have been sorted by non other than renowned Siegfried Linke, (Sig is likely the most highly regarded and well-known MBZ experts in the greater Northwest). Purchased by its long time owner in 1971, when the consignor purchased in Oakland, CA, after which time the car and it's owner moved to Seattle in 1983 where it resided until being purchased by it's most recent southern California owner and collector. Approximately 1500 miles since restoration.

Stylistically evocative of the mighty 300SL, but with a slightly less complex drive train, the sleek, aerodynamic and comparatively light Mercedes Benz 190SL was very advanced for its time. The 190SL was praised for its outstanding achievement in styling, engineering, quality of design, detailing and workmanship, as well as the general feeling of solidity which the car immediately conveys. The open-top Mercedes Benz was not designed as a thorough-bred sports car. Instead, it was conceived as an elegant two-seater for touring and everyday driving. Although the Mercedes 190SL was described as a roadster, it was actually a proper cabriolet with roll-up windows and a well-insulated top.

A timeless classic whose beautiful styling has aged very well, the 190SL is still comfortable and competent by modern standards. The final production tally by Mercedes from 1955 to 1963 was 25,881 cars, about 10,000 of which were sold in the USA. The Mercedes-Benz 190SL is among the most desirable cars of its era. Surviving Mercedes 190SL's have become increasingly collectible in recent years and they are much sought after all over the world.

Vehicle Warranty

Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Torrance, CA or Santa Monica, CA mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is' condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay's Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 business days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle.

About West Coast Classics


West Coast Classics are renown licensed and bonded California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying & selling rare American & European classic cars with our showrooms locatedin southern California at 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, CA 90501. Please contact us to verify the current status of any vehicle of interest and note that all test drives are by appointment only. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with an unparalleled service in any of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. So whether you want to sell your classic car, truck, hot rod, custom or simply rare or exotic car or indeed to buy a classic car that we have in our inventory, contact us today, it is what we do enthusiastically every sunny day here in southern California USA! Thanks for your interest and we look forward to helping you!

 

 

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Deposit: We require a non-refundable $1,000 deposit via Paypal within 48 hours of winning the auction and a non-refundable $500 Paypal deposit to end the auction early by exercising the "Buy it Now' option. Please note that we only accept Paypal for deposits only. Balance payments are due in full within 10 business days by bank wire transfer or cashiers check. Please feel fee to call us for any reason including to make arrangements for payment. 

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Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any; please read fees and taxes disclosure below. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability. Although every effort is made to present accurate and reliable information, use of this information is voluntary, and should only be deemed reliable after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to verify the existence of options, accessories and the vehicle condition before time of sale. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to time of sale. No expressed or implied warranties, including the availability or condition of the equipment listed is made. EPA mileage estimates for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle maintenance.

The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle.

Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Torrance or Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is' condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding.

Good luck and thanks for your interest.

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Please note that CA Sales tax, DMV license fees, DMV registration fees, dealer documentary fee, any finance charges, CA emission testing fees, and any compliance fees are additional to the advertised price if any vehicle is to be sold and registered in California and not exported out of state by bill of laden; please see full details below. Vehicle is listed on other industry websites and publications internationally, we reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required government licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale:

Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay's Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment in full to be received by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason.

A documentation fee of $70, which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states, is charged on each sale, which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale, to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner.


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