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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

Jan 10, 2019 4:10:37 PM By Stephen Rudinsky History

WORKSHOP MANUALS:

 

Workshop manuals are available so that you can do your own work. These are the same manuals that your dealer uses. S-6510-1402-13 is meant for cars starting Aug 1959. This includes the 230SL, 250SL, and others. For 280SL order S-6510-1404-13. Cars with automatic transmissions need manual S-1200-000. These manuals are all that should be required to do many repairs yourself or bring them to a local shop so they can do a proper job.

 

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, Germany. Remember, it takes a while so be patient.

 

PRODUCTION DATA AND CHASSIS NUMBERS:

 

Your car 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

 

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

 

 

 

Following are production numbers and chassis numbers for each year:

 

 

Year

Production

Chassis

Style

Engine Num

1963

1465

280SL

113.042

127.981 (150HP)

1964

6911

230SL

113.042

127.981

1965

6325

230SL

113.042

127.091

1966

4945

230SL

113.042

127.081

1967

185

230SL

113.042

127.981

1966

17

250SL

113.043

129.982 (150HP)

1967

5177

250SL

113.043

129.982

1968

2

250SL

113.043

129.982

1967

143

280SL

113.044

130.983 (170HP)

1968

6930

280SL

113.044

130.983

1969

8047

280SL

113.044

130.983

1970

7935

280SL

113.044

130.983

1971

830

280SL

113.044

130.983

Jan 10, 2019 4:01:45 PM By Stephen Rudinsky Tech, Info, Information, W113, History

Over the years, Mercedes Benz has been putting out cars not only turning heads on the street, but also
on the silver screen. Hollywood has looked to the iconic brand to symbolize class and embody wealth
and refinement in its characters and on its sets.

Here are some memorable models from the 50′s and 60′s that made appearances on the big screen:

190 SL Roadster
This two-door, 4-speed manual convertible was produced between 1955 and 1963. It featured double
wishbone suspensions in the front and swing axles at the rear. It was used in the films High Society,
starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby in 1956, and The Thrill of It All, starring Doris Day in
1963. It has been featured in many other films in each decade ever since.

300 SL Roadster/Gullwing
The faster, more expensive 300 SL Roadster was sold alongside the 190 SL Roadster. It’s most notable
features included it’s gull-wing doors, fuel-injection (a first for the public), and ridiculous speed. It was
seen great films such as 1964′s Viva Las Vegas, staring none other than Elvis. See YouTube clip below.

Elvis Presley – Scene from \”Viva Las Vegas\” (MGM 1964)

1964′s What a Way to Go, starring Shirley MacLaine and Paul Newman.

SL Pagoda
This classic beauty came in several models: the 230, 250, and 280. The 250 SL, which was in production
for just a year, had the sportier feel of the earlier models, but also had more agility thanks to a new
engine and rear disc brakes, as well as a larger fuel tank. And as a testament to quality assurance, each
engine in the 280 was bench-tested for two hours before being installed to ensure longevity. Models of
the “Pagoda” can be seen in 1965′s Die! Die! My Darling with Peter Vaughan and Donald Sutherland, and
1967′s Two for the Road starring Audrey Hepburn.

A great website for more classic Mercedes-Benz sightings is the following link:

60 Years of the Mercedes-Benz SL in Movies- http://www.notcot.com/archives/2012/02/mercedes-sl-history-in-movies.php

If you want to catch them in action, you might be able to find one of the movies on Demand or on one
of the channels offered through , http://www.getdirecttv.org like MGM or
AMC.

Otherwise you may just have to test one out for yourself at a car show. Or better yet, refurbish one for
yourself with rare parts found right here on the Vintage Euro parts online store at www.vintageeuroparts.com

Apr 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM By admin History
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