Mercedes-Benz 220 S Ponton Cabrio

Fixed price

€ 129,000.-

Car-ID: OT0193
Model, Body type:
Convertible
Registration:
1957
Engine Power:
2,195 CCM (74 KW / 100 BHP)
Transmission:
Manual transmission
Color:
Grey
Doors:
2
Mileage:
72,000 km

Vehicle Description

– impressive 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220 S “Ponton” convertible
– last registered in Iowa, USA, and imported in 2015
– finished in a very stylish shade of light grey
– contrasting red leather interior
– fitted with the original engine and gearbox
– 2.2 litre 6-cylinder engine with 74 kW (100 hp) of power
– column-mounted gear selection lever and horn ring indicators
– chrome parts, wooden dash and white bakelite steering wheel all in good condition
– fabric soft top and grey tarpaulin renewed
– engine, gearbox and steering gear re-sealed, new fuel tank, freshly serviced
– original Becker Mexico radio on board
– veritable 1950s dream car worthy of any Mercedes-Benz collection


While other car manufacturers had quickly followed the pioneers Citroen and Opel, who started using unitary construction designs as early as the mid-thirties, Mercedes was a late adopter: Their first unibody car, the 180 of the W120 series, appeared in 1953. It was followed one year later by the larger 220 (W180), which was subsequently nicknamed “the large Ponton”.
While nearly 550,000 Ponton sedans were built between 1953 and 1962, subdivided into different series and equipped with various engines, convertibles and coupés have always been highly exclusive rarities: The price of such a vehicle amounted to 170 % of the comparable sedan, due to the high amount of handwork that went into assembling them. With only 2,081 units, the coupé is the rarest shape, 1,251 were built as W180 and 830 as the successor, the W128. As for the convertible, 2.178 units were manufactured as W 180 and 1,112 units as W128.
Most of these upmarket cars were sold to solvent customers in North America, where Mercedes-Benz at that time partnered Studebaker in a sales group.

Vehicle Overview

Interior Features

  • Leather
  • Red

Exterior Features

  • Grey

Latest Vehicles On Sale

Austin-Healey 100-6 Austin-Healey 100-6
15 September 2020 / Read More
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (964) Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (964)
15 September 2020 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC Cabrio Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC Cabrio
15 September 2020 / Read More
Opel Ascona Cup 1.6 S Opel Ascona Cup 1.6 S
15 September 2020 / Read More
Fiat 500 Fiat 500
15 September 2020 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
14 September 2020 / Read More
Citroën 2 CV A Serie Citroën 2 CV A Serie
14 September 2020 / Read More
Porsche 928 S4
Porsche 928 S4
14 September 2020 / Read More
Porsche 911 Turbo (930) Porsche 911 Turbo (930)
14 September 2020 / Read More
Porsche 924 S Targa Porsche 924 S Targa
14 September 2020 / Read More
Volkswagen Golf Syncro CL Country Volkswagen Golf Syncro CL Country
14 September 2020 / Read More
Volkswagen Golf I Cabrio Volkswagen Golf I Cabrio
14 September 2020 / Read More
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabrio WTL Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabrio WTL
14 September 2020 / Read More
Porsche 914 Porsche 914
14 September 2020 / Read More
Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 ti Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 ti
14 September 2020 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Mercedes-Benz CL 500
14 September 2020 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz 400 E Mercedes-Benz 400 E
14 September 2020 / Read More
Volkswagen Golf III Cabrio Volkswagen Golf III Cabrio
11 September 2020 / Read More
BMW 318i Cabrio (E36) BMW 318i Cabrio (E36)
11 September 2020 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz 280 S Mercedes-Benz 280 S
11 September 2020 / Read More
Porsche 924 Turbo Porsche 924 Turbo
11 September 2020 / Read More
BMW 323 ti Compact BMW 323 ti Compact
11 September 2020 / Read More
Volkswagen Golf I Cabrio “Etienne Aigner” Volkswagen Golf I Cabrio “Etienne Aigner”
11 September 2020 / Read More
Volkswagen Golf II GTI G60 Volkswagen Golf II GTI G60
11 September 2020 / Read More
Volkswagen Corrado Volkswagen Corrado
11 September 2020 / Read More
Volkswagen Golf I GTI Volkswagen Golf I GTI
11 September 2020 / Read More
Volkswagen Buggy 1.6 Volkswagen Buggy 1.6
11 September 2020 / Read More
Porsche 911 GT2 (996) Clubsport
Porsche 911 GT2 (996) Clubsport
9 September 2020 / Read More
Ford Mustang Shelby G.T.500CR Ford Mustang Shelby G.T.500CR
2 September 2020 / Read More
Jensen Interceptor Mk III Convertible Jensen Interceptor Mk III Convertible
18 August 2020 / Read More

Existing User?

Lost your password?