1957 Mercedes-Benz Type 219 Ponton sedan

Thomas Nordtömme / thonordt@online.no / Norway

Dear editor,

I love the mbzponton website, and would like to contribute some photos. 

My car was built in late August 1957, and was delivered to a building entrepreneur in Bochum, West Germany. In 1961, my late father bought the car and took it to Norway. Ten years later, my father died, and I inherited the family jewel. In the early 1990s, it was due for a complete overhaul, and was stripped to the last part. Since the Type 219 was originally somewhat less equipped than the 220S, I decided to upgrade my vehicle to a theoretical Type 219S. So, when rebuilding the car — leather, wood, carpets, and more chrome were installed.

For the last 20 years, I have driven the car almost daily throughout the summer months — including trips throughout Europe — and just love it. When people ask if I dare travel so far with such an old car, I reply that I only trust a car that I have built myself.

I enclose some photos. As you can see; the color, which is a modern version of the original "Mittelrot", is strikingly similar to the 1955 220a of Mr. Carlsson Ng, which is presented in the website's Photo Gallery.

Over the years, I have gathered considerable knowledge about the Mercedes-Benz Pontons, and if you need any assistance or articles for the Workshop section, please let me know.

With best regards,

Thomas Nordtömme
Veslefrikkveien 8
N - 3080 Holmestrand, Norway
Tel +47 92 06 55 45

Created: October 29, 2011 / Jeff Miller
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