Evaluation: Represented as matching numbers. Duller chrome and brightwork but good paint. Clean older restored engine bay and underbody. Lightly wrinkled leather on both sides. An older restored 190 that’s better than an average driver, but not by a lot.
Bottom Line: Less of a technical and design tour de force than its larger 300SL sibling and always the budget alternative, the 190SL is nevertheless a very expensive car to restore, so it’s best to buy a finished one like this even if the work was done a while ago. Values have gone through some ups and downs, peaking in 2015, then trending in the negative direction before rebounding from 2021 to today. The price for this one in the current market reasonably takes into account the age of the restoration, and both parties should be happy.