1958 Mercedes-Benz Ponton

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    31
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
French title
Chassis n°180037N 8502350

Presents correctly
- Rare, luxury model
- Version 220 S, powerful for its day
- No reserve

This Mercedes-Benz 220 S coupé was delivered new to Portugal, and remained there until 2015, when the current owner, a serious marque collector, acquired it. The car has been looked after properly since being restored during the 2000s, and its presentation reflects this, showing homogenous and beautiful signs of use. The body is painted in its original black colour, and the interior, originally beige as shown on the Datenkarte, has been re-upholstered in a lovely red leather. The superb wooden dashboard, now in average condition, displays an original Becker Europa radio with integrated speaker. On the mechanical side, electric power steering has been fitted, making the car easier to drive. There is a small maintenance file, dating back to the 1990s, and some period documents that would have been delivered to the first owner in Portugal.
Belonging to the " ponton " generation, this Mercedes-Benz coupé was a highly luxurious model. Its 2.2-litre six-cylinder engine assured a smooth ride with a top speed of over 160 km/h, in the comfort of a superbly finished passenger compartment.
The coupé version of these cars is rare, making this example an interesting opportunity.