In the year 1957, this Mercedes-Benz 220 S of the W 180 series was built at the company’s plant in Sindelfingen. It was later shipped to Venezuela where it somehow managed to survive many decades. Now, nearly 70 years after it left the factory, this car is back in its country of origin, waiting to be restored to its former glory.
While it is obvious at first glance that a whole lot of work will be necessary to reach this goal, it becomes more and more apparent once you take a closer look, that the basis for this is very solid indeed. Owing to the mild climate, the 220 S has surprisingly good sheet metal. The interior, apparently all still original, has heavy traces of use, but is far from being unsalvageable. The wooden dashboard and the trim elements around the side windows are astonishingly well preserved, and the same can be said about the instrument cluster and the analog clock. There’s even the Becker Brescia radio still in place. And of course this 220 S boasts another rarity: It features the sought-after folding roof!
All this together makes for a highly interesting and promising restoration project of a large Ponton Mercedes. You can just about imagine how picture-beautiful this car will look again… Are you the right person to make this happen?