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€140,000

Asking price

1956 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Ponton Cabriolet For Sale

  • Left Hand Drive
  • 91,518 Kilometres
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1956
  • Bleu
  • Dealer
  • Belgium

Description

Mercedes-Benz 220 S Ponton Cabriolet

First registration 01. 07. 1956 (MY 1957)

2. 2L In-Line 6 / 100 Hp / 74 Kw / RWD

Vin the details below

5-speed manual transmission

Dark Blue with red leather interior

Currently in Belgian registration since 2010

Fully restored

1 of 3. 290 produced between 1956 and 1960

1 of 297 produced for the year 1956



Story

With this extra weight, the car's performance would have been mediocre with the 85hp 6-cylinder engine fitted at the time of its presentation.

Despite strong demand, Mercedes-Benz decided to delay marketing the 220 cabriolet to allow it to have a more powerful engine.

The 220S cabriolet with 100 bhp was launched in the summer of 1956.

This new top-of-the-range model was hand-assembled by workers at the Sindelfingen plant.

This explains why it cost 75% more than a 220S saloon and twice as much as a 219 saloon.

It has a very high standard of finish, bordering on the luxury car segment.

The Mercedes-Benz Ponton cabriolet is based on the platform and front end of the 220 saloon.

It differs from it by having a windscreen that is more curved at the edges, front wings with no body creases, thick chrome trim strips

running along the sides of the car and serving as a limit to the two-tone bodywork and finally long rear wings with

integrated lights at the end, similar to those on the Mercedes-Benz 300d limousine.

Finally, the Ponton cabriolet has a heavy soft top that is easy to manoeuvre and fully retractable.

This allows the car to present a very fluid line when uncovered.

Despite its undeniable qualities, only 3, 290 examples of this model were produced during its five-year career.

The car's price was a limiting factor in its popularity.



Options

Radio

Exterior mirror



Standard options

Heating

Spoiler

Separate front seats

Reclining seats

Driver's sun visor

Passenger sun visor

Anti-glare interior rear-view mirror

Windscreen washer

Additional headlights

Ashtray (three)

Cigarette lighter

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British & Sportscars SA

British & Sportscars SA

Dealer
162 Listings since 2022

Vehicle location

Hengstenberg 111, 3090 Overijse Belgium (By Appointment Only)
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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Country:
Belgium
Reference number:
C1729306
Listed on:
21/05/2024
Make:
Mercedes
Model:
220
Year:
1956
Colour:
Bleu
Seller type:
Dealer

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