1959 Mercedes-Benz 180D Ponton Sedan

owner: Jean Pierre Vanhooren / Belgium

Dear Mercedes-Benz Ponton enthusiasts,

On Saturday September 17, 2011, I drove this 1959 Mercedes-Benz Type W120 180D Ponton sedan to my home from about 100 km (63 miles) away. Along the journey, I noticed several sympathetic reactions from enthusiastic bystanders! Anyway, driving her is a special experience – and hard work compared to our everyday modern cars!

Please enjoy the photos, and hopefully, I will soon add some additional examples in a more picturesque setting. As you can see, we enjoy getting out to drive and meeting with our "oldtimer" car friends.

Best regards,
Jean Pierre Vanhooren

Photo 1. Contemporary tags for transportation purposes only

Photo 2. These photos also reveal something about Belgian architecture

Photo 3. Rear fog lamp – very European!

Photo 4. The famous Mercedes-Benz grille star

Photo 5. Fog lights for inclement weather

Photo 6. Stuck in traffic again – at least I am where I want to be!
This time wearing the "oldtimer" tags (the "O" is for oldtimer)

Photo 7. Both friends and fanciers gravitate to this attractive Type 180D
Even the W110 "Fintail" Mercedes-Benz wants a piece of the action

Photo 8. Next to our Ponton from left to right: myself, Piet – my oldtimer friend who owns a 1952 CitroŽn 2CV and a 1974 CitroŽn Diane, my son Simon who owns a 1992 Volvo 240DL estate (wagon) and a 1988 Saab 900 SE cabrio – both aiming at oldtimership!

Created: January 3, 2012 / Jeff Miller
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