May 19, 20 2001
photos and text courtesy: Bob Gunthorp / email@example.com
Group 1: (Car #9 in show)
1959 220S cabriolet / 102,000 miles / light metallic blue with
darker blue interior.
This cabriolet is as elegant today as it was in 1959.
Group 2: (Car #7 in show)
1957 220S cabriolet / 121,500 miles
This third owner car still has the original interior. It is driven monthly.
Group 3: (Car #8 in show)
1958 220SE coupé / 99,998 miles / This is car #26 of 114 built in
Features a factory installed sliding roof and fold down back seat.
This California car needed only mechanical and cosmetic restoration.
Group 4: (Car #31 in show)
Type 180b/190b / 384,000 miles / Recently had a complete restoration
Note the Webasto sliding sunroof
Group 5: (Car #28 in show)
1958 Type 190 / 79,965 miles / This car was previously owned by singer Jack Norworth. The current owner (Earl See) purchased it in 1961. The car has won several trophies because of its original condition. It is unrestored.
(Car #30 in show)
1958 Type 220S / 79,000 miles / Owned by the same couple for 28 years
Group 6: (Car #11 in show)
1960 Type 220S coupé / 168,000 miles / Original owner / Purchased new on European delivery program at the Phoenix Stubebaker/Packard Agency. Winner of Best in Class at 1992 Starfest.
1967 Type 230 Ambulance / Bob Gunthorp / Chula Vista, California
Not a ponton, but...
Group 7: (Car # 39 in show)
1955 Type 190SLR / 26,867 miles / This rare version of the 190SL was literally found in a barn in Connecticut. The original alteration of the car with Mercedes "Rennsport" kit, along with other factory recommendations, transformed the car into the racing version.