Mercedes-Benz 190SL, 1955-63
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Mercedes Benz 190SL Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Mercedes Benz specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top, plastic window sewn in or heat sealed
  • Original Factory Material: German Sonnenland Canvas
  • Original Window: Plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black, Blue, Brown and Tan
  • Alternate Materials: , Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top, Plastic Window.
For: 1955-63 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible Top
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$599.95
B.) Sonnendeck Canvas Convertible Top, Plastic Window.
For: 1955-63 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible Top
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$549.95
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas 190Sl Convertible Top
For: 1955-63 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible Top
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$499.95
Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963


Wood Bows

Wood Bows

Front Wood Bow. Lower Carving Completed for Proper Fit to Holding Tray.
$349.95
Pair of Quarter Side Bolt on Wood "Bows."
$199.95
Rear Top Wood Bow.
$165.95


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

4oz Can of Contact Trimmer Cement, With Brush
$6.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
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$34.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

 

$13.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$13.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
Build out or caulk under your rubber seals.
Repairs cracks in seals.
Insure against leakage.
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$13.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Boots

Boots

1955-63 190SL Roadster (121 Chassis). Convertible Top Boot, In German Canvas
$659.95
1955-63 190SL Roadster (121 Chassis). Convertible Top Boot, In Stayfast Canvas
$579.95
1955-63 190SL Roadster (121 Chassis). Convertible Top Boot, In Twilfast Canvas
$599.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

 
55-61 Trunk Seal
$39.95
Convertible Top Rail Seal.
Sold by the foot.

For 1955-63 Mercedes 190SL

$6.95
Molded Door Seals, Left and Right
$145.95
Weatherstripping Header Seal With Molded Ends
$76.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1955-63 Mercedes 190SL, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$159.95
1955-63 Mercedes 190SL, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$199.95
1955-63 Mercedes 190SL, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$239.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Blue, Brown and Tan

About Germanex: Established in 1987, Germanex Imports Inc has fast become one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of auto interiors and convertible tops. Satisfying clients has always been their priority and they are constantly looking for ways to exceed industry standards. Employing highly skilled artisans, they combine old fashioned craftsmanship with state of the art technology and the latest equipments to produce quality merchandise second to none.

History : The prototype 190sl was completed in 1954, designed by Karl Wilfert and Walter Hackert. The first production models were sold in 1955. Two versions were made available: the removable hard top and the folding soft top convertible.

The car is now a classic; a nicely restored 190sl roadster should fetch
(this is written in 2007) $50,000.

Wood Top Bows: The 190sl convertible (soft)top restoration requires the careful examination
of the folding top frame. Straightening and rust removal, lubrication, etc. are standard practice in convertible top refurbishing.

Classic Mercedes Roadster tops are upholstered to wooden forms, called "wood top bows." These must be in solid shape: rot should be dealt with and existing bows
if they are to be retained should be treated with preservative and exterior paint. Wood bows must be able to receive upholstery staples across
their entire length and be rendered rot resistant.

It is often the case that one of the four wood pieces on the top frame requires replacing, but that
might not be discernible until the old top is removed. there is a front ("header") wood bow
that seats in a steel tray over the windshield. There is a wood bow over the back window
(the "rear top bow.") and there is a pair of wood pieces on the side pillars (the "quarter side pieces.")

Quality Manufacturer : We are pleased to be a distributor for the germanex convertible tops. This company specializes in Mercedes tops and interiors and their tops are unexcelled.

Canvas Fabrics: There are three canvas choices for a new top. They are the American made
Haartz Stayfast canvas, and Sonnendeck canvas, and also the German Sonnenland canvas. There is little apparent difference in the surface appearance among the three. The sonnenland has the highest wear rating of the three. Sonnenland canvas is the best of all toppings.

Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl: Modern Chrysler Sebrings, Mustangs and other fine tops are made of chrysler sailcloth vinyl. This topping was designed, in vinyl, to emulate canvas in appearance. in a small top such as this, the wear rating of vinyl, generally less than that of canvas might not be too significant a factor. We offer Chrysler sailcloth
vinyl tops for the cost conscious restorer, as a sensible alternative to expensive canvas tops.

Accuracy Details:Our 190sl tops are made, as original, with one plastic window. our wood top bows are meticulous reproductions: the front bow is milled so that it is ready to attach to the front tray. All bows are usually stocked, as we are specialists in the classic Mercedes convertibles.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Mercedes-Benz 190SL) fit cars for years: 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963.