Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962)
4 cylinder sedan
4 cylinder roadster
6 cylinder sedan
6 cylinder cabriolet
Willkommen! This site explores, chronicles and celebrates the
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:
technical data, resources for new and used parts and services,
technical literature, instruction guides,
photographs, and more.
S p o t l i g h t
1959 Mercedes-Benz Type 220S Ponton sedan
with Webasto sliding sunroof
Christopher Greene / White Bear Lake, Minnesota
According to the data card, its life
began in Athens, Greece. At some
point — probably 1968, since that's the date stamped on the rear seat
belts — it came to the USA. It is a European model (the turn signals
are on the steering wheel ring, it has a headlight flasher switch, and only one reverse
light in the back). The beehives up front were apparently added later.
From a recent IPOG conversation, this was one of the last cars off the
line. The delivery date was July 29, 1959 and
production ended in August
1959. The car is pictured here in Stillwater, Minnesota with the historic
Stillwater Lift Bridge in the background. The river is the St. Croix,
which separates Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Spotlight updated: January 11, 2014
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