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    190sl ORIGINAL PAPERWORK MANUALS ETC Would like to connect to current owner

    Hi,
    If anyone would like to help point me in the right direction it will be greatly appreciated. I am helping a gentleman here in Eugene with listing parts online from his old shop. At one point he owned a 190sl and still has the paperwork, manuals, etc and I would like to see if anyone would like to help. I believe I have the vin and for sure have the serial number. I was thinking to list them on eBay but thought if I had a beautiful car like this I would love to have the original paperwork.
    Thank you in advance,
    John

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    John,

    Post your numbers and perhaps someone on the forum has a match.

    Regards - Walt

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    Re: 190sl ORIGINAL PAPERWORK MANUALS ETC Would like to connect to current owner

    Thanks Walt,
    The serial number is 021050 engine number is 021224 and I think the vin is 121-042-10-021050.

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    The VIN number pegs it as a 1961 left hand drive roadster.

    Walt

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    Re: 190sl ORIGINAL PAPERWORK MANUALS ETC Would like to connect to current owner

    Thanks Walt,
    Interesting the bill of sale says that it is new '63 and the owners service policy delivery date is 11-24-62. I was looking around for a 63 but will expand it to 61 also.

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    Re: 190sl ORIGINAL PAPERWORK MANUALS ETC Would like to connect to current owner

    Please post the chassis number - unless this is what you meant with 'serial number'; here's where to find it http://www.190slgroup.com/tech/technical/te_vin.htm
    Roland W.

    '59 190SL #14333: DOB June 12, 1959 (Silver)
    '61 190SL # 22385 DOB Sept 1, 1961 (Light Blue)
    Some photos, documents and work-in-progress pics. Updated Jul 10, 2009

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    Re: 190sl ORIGINAL PAPERWORK MANUALS ETC Would like to connect to current owner

    Hi Roland,
    Thank you for the help. The 021050 is on the original invoice as the serial number but also on the Mercedes Benz Owner's Sevice Policy as the chassis number, so I guess they are perhaps one and the same. Also there is tag with red trim that says
    M-234 Ser. -021050
    Eng. 021224

    Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
    Blue Grey

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    Re: 190sl ORIGINAL PAPERWORK MANUALS ETC Would like to connect to current owner

    Quote Originally Posted by John Griffin View Post
    Hi Roland,
    Thank you for the help. The 021050 is on the original invoice as the serial number but also on the Mercedes Benz Owner's Sevice Policy as the chassis number, so I guess they are perhaps one and the same. Also there is tag with red trim that says
    M-234 Ser. -021050
    Eng. 021224

    Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
    Blue Grey
    Hi John; I checked the old registry and a 100 or so additional cars. I didn't find that one. I then checked the online timeline database I created (but never had the time to complete) at http://www.slickassnot.com/

    Accordingly, your car would have been made between 1961-04-25 and 1961-05-12. Since this is quite a way from the date you have (11-24-62), I'm thinking that 021050 is not the chassis number but likely the body number.
    Roland W.

    '59 190SL #14333: DOB June 12, 1959 (Silver)
    '61 190SL # 22385 DOB Sept 1, 1961 (Light Blue)
    Some photos, documents and work-in-progress pics. Updated Jul 10, 2009

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