1959 Mercedes-Benz Ponton

220S Cabrio

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    180030109509877
  • Lot number 
    054
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    5
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

− After a complete, high quality restoration
− In a very attractive color combination

Estimated Value: 820 000 – 900 000 PLN

Model History
It was manufactured between 1954 and 1959. Under the bonnet one could find an inline 6-cylinder engine with 2195cm3 of displacement and 84 hp. Power was delivered to the rear wheels by 4-speed manual gearbox. W180 series were a model range, called the „Pontons”. Its internal codename were 220A and 220S available as a Saloon, Cabrio and Coupé. 220A was larger, more luxurious version of 180 (W120). It was premiered in 1954, and until April 1956 there were 25 937 of them made. Its successor, model 220S, had an enhanced engine and solid front bumper (3-piece in 220A). The production lasted until July 1956, and there were 58 708 of them made.

Vehicle History
The Mercedes Ponton 220S convertible from 1959 offered at the National Stadium Auction is certainly one of the most interesting cars in this body type currently on the market. It was imported to Poland over 14 years ago, since its first historic vehicle conservator‘s opinion was issued in September 2001. Back then the vehicle had a blue soft top and a beige interior. During the last few years the Mercedes was restored from ground-up by one of the most renown workshops on the market. This car is almost like new and the quality of interior restoration is truly outstanding. Wooden panels as well as chromed interior parts look fantastic. The body was repainted in two tones – blue with beige. This Mercedes is registered as a historic vehicle in Poland. Collectors will appreciate the high level of restoration of this vehicle.