Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962)

Overview of Ponton Models

Mercedes-Benz Ponton 4 cylinder sedan
4 cylinder sedan

Mercedes-Benz Ponton 4 cylinder roadster
4 cylinder roadster

Mercedes-Benz Ponton 6 cylinder sedan
6 cylinder sedan 

Mercedes-Benz Ponton 6 cylinder cabriolet
6 cylinder cabriolet

Willkommen! This site explores, chronicles and celebrates the unitary-construction sedans, coupés, cabriolets, roadsters, and variants built by Daimler-Benz from 1953 to 1962. It also serves as a central meeting place where Mercedes-Benz Ponton owners, friends, and associates from around the world can share their knowledge and experiences. Features include: production and technical data, resources for new and used parts and services, discussion forums, technical literature, instruction guides, photographs, and more.

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1959 Mercedes-Benz Type W180 220S Ponton sedan

Dear readers,

Just came across this image of our family near Wagenfeld, Germany in 1960 or '61. Note the whitewalls! We bought the car new, picked it up at the factory, and drove it 225,000 miles before passing it on in 1971. Wagenfeld is where my great-grandfather Rudolf Hagen was born. Does anyone know this location, and possibly describe how it looks today?


Paul DeLucchi
San Rafael, California

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