1965 Mercedes-Benz O319 Panorama Bus

ex-Joerg Pilawa

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Light Blue over Ivory
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Germany
Saturday 8th August 2009
Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 7th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Telephone number from 6 - 8 August: +49 (0) 2691 932 62 90
In the 1950s Mercedes developed the Typ 319, when Germany in the midst of their "Wirtschaftwunder” (economic miracle) after the second world war needed more and more transport facilities. Other car producers such as Volkswagen, Hanomag, Faun, Borgward and DKW had already introduced different offerings for that lucrative niche, and Mercedes could not stay behind. First presented on the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1955, the Typ L 319 (L standing for LKW = Truck) and Typ O319 (O for Omnibus) were available with both petrol and Diesel engines, producing up to 80 hp at the end of the production run in 1966.
This delightful O319 has been meticulously restored to the highest standards and is the rarest and most desirable of them, the Panorama-Bus wit