WORKSHOP MANUALS:

 

Three workshop manuals are available which are pertinent to the 190SL. We no longer stock these manuals but can order them. They are 190 Service Manual (#S1207-000), the Suppliment Manual (#S-1204-111) and the 180-220SE Service Manual (#S1201-000.) The most popular and complete are the 190 Service Manual and the Suppliment Manual.

 

 

ORIGINAL INVOICES:

 

The original factory invoice is available for your car. You can write to MBNA, One Mercedes Drive, Montvale, NJ. 07645. Attn: Public Relations Dept. Send a photo-copy of your title to prove ownership and to give them the serial number. Make sure the number matches your car. It takes about 6 weeks. If MBNA fails to get it, write to Daimler-Benz Archives, 7000 Stuttgart 60, West Germany. Remember, it takes a while so be patient.

 

 

PRODUCTION DATA AND CHASSIS NUMBERS:

 

Your 190SL may not be titled the same year it was built. This happened frequently. The changes that were made during the years of manufacture were many and were done by chassis number designation not by year. It is therefore important to have the serial number of your car and even some of the components when purchasing parts. On the Serial Number page you will see the locations of where to find the serial numbers for the chassis, engine , front suspension and rear axle.

PAINT CODES/COLORS

DB-40 Black

DB-50 White

DB-158 White Gray

DB-166 Blue Gray

DB-180 Silver Metallic

DB-190 Graphite Gray

DB-334 Light Blue

DB-534 Fire Engine Red

DB-543 Strawberry Red Metallic

DB-608 Ivory

DB-213 Pearl Green

DB-380 Dolphin Blue

 

Floors and Frame Bottom:

DB-169 Dark Gray

 

*The factory may have used other colors for special requests.

 

 

 

 

Following are production numbers and chassis numbers for each year:

 

 

 

YEAR

PRODUCTION

Chassis Num

1955

1,727

55.00001-55.01727

1956

4,032

65.00001-65.04032

1957

3,332

75.00001-75.03332

1958

2,722

85.00001-85.02768

1959

3,949

95.00001-95.02398 (Up to July)

1959

 

10.014211-10.015762 (After July)

1960

3,977

10.015763-10.019739

1961

3,792

10.019740-10.023531

1962

2,246

10.023532-10.025777

1963

104

10.025778-10.025881