1959 Mercedes-Benz Ponton


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    12 309 mi / 19 810 km
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"The 180-190 and 220-220 S 'Ponton' models looked very similar in appearance from the windscreen back to the six-cylinder somewhat longer 220s-220 S-220 SE models. From behind, one could not easily differentiate even the top of the line 220 SE from a 180 but for the longer bonnet and chrome touches. The 180-190 four-cylinders were widely used as German taxis. Only these shorter Pontons featured low-wattage parking clearance lights at front bumper top rear. A simple left-right toggle above and to the left of the driver's knee selected which side would illuminate so as not to needlessly run down the battery in winter.
This righthand drive Ponton is a good sound solid example which runs well. The engine started immediately when requested and ran smoothly with no adverse noises. The bodywork shows no sign of corrosion and the grey interior needs a little finishing but is generally quite tidy. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this 180 Ponton is a very good starting point for classic car ownership.