Mercedes-Benz - 220 S Ponton (W180) Cabriolet 2.2L - NO RESERVE - 1957

Mercedes-Benz - 220 S Ponton (W180) Cabriolet 2.2L - NO RESERVE - 1957
Located in: Netherlands - with American registration - 34935 mi - 2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear

Do not miss this opportunity and become the new owner of this very unique Mercedes Convertible! This is a NO RESERVE PRICE AUCTION.

The Ponton was Daimler-Benz's first all new Mercedes-Benz series of passenger cars after the Second World War. In July 1953, these cars replaced the pre-war designed Type 170 series.

The nickname comes from the German word for "ponton" and refers to a definition of pontoon fenders - and a post-war styling trend which later took the name pontoon styling.

The 220S made its debut in Frankfurt in 1956 as the pinnacle of a new range of cars. The 220S shared a strong family resemblance to the sporty 190SL and the mighty 300SL. However, unlike those special two-seaters, the 220S was hand-built to carry passengers in luxury on a daily basis. Mercedes built only 1,066 convertibles in 1957. As attractive as this Mercedes-Benz was (and is) mechanically, it is the complete styling package, the drive train and the interior features that make the 220S the standard with which all other European six-cylinder cars from the 1950s are compared and judged.

Of the 220S convertibles, only a small number remains today. This makes the Mercedes Ponton 220S convertible a very unique collector's item.

This car is in excellent condition since the recently completed restoration. Restored to a very high standard in America (for over $36,000 between 2018 and the present, of which all invoices are present). Completely checked, bumper to bumper, and perfected. In addition, the Ponton was given a new coat of paint in the Netherlands last month.

Besides the fact that the exterior has been addressed completely, the engine, gearbox, brakes, dual Solex carburettors, fuel lines / tank, radiator, electrical system have been fully checked / restored. The car has only driven 125 miles after the restoration. Extensive documentation of the restoration is available.

Perfect for a collection because of its good condition, but also to enjoy driving. Guaranteed value stability with the potential for appreciation, especially for a car in this condition with such low production numbers.

So don't wait too long and seize this opportunity to become the owner of this beautiful classic, a dream come true for the Mercedes enthusiast.

Technical information:

Mercedes-Benz - 220 S Ponton (W180) Cabriolet 2.2L - 1957

Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type: 220 S Ponton (W180) Cabriolet 2.2L
Year of manufacture: 1957
Colour: Blue Metallic
Engine and power: 2.2L Inline 6, 120 HP
Fuel: Petrol
Transmission: Manual transmission
Odometer reading: 34935 miles
Number of keys: 2
Margin: Yes (already imported to the Netherlands, VAT and import duties have been paid in full)
Documents/registration: USA title and European import documents
VIN: 6511950

- Chromed front bumper
- Chromed grille
- Chromed mirrors
- Chromed rear bumper
- Foldable soft-top
- Complete spare wheel
- Leather upholstery
- Leather seats
- Metallic paintwork
- Radio
- Whitewall tyres

This is a direct import from the USA, the car is offered without a technical inspection. Some technical work is to be expected.

- $36,000 restoration (2018 - present)
- Newly painted (the car has travelled 0 km since)

The car can be viewed and picked up in Schiedam, the Netherlands. All technical inspections, test drives, and viewings are possible prior to placing a bid. You may contact the auctioneer in case you have any questions.

Lot details
Model Type
220 S Ponton (W180) Cabriolet 2.2L - NO RESERVE
Located in
Body style
Cabriolet / convertible
Mileage reading
34935 mi
Registration papers
with American registration
Blue Metallic
Horse Power
Condition (Overall)
2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear
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