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Type W105 (6 cylinder / sedan)

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Type W105 219 sedan

From the front of the car, up to the "b-pillar" (where the front and rear doors meet), the body of the 6 cylinder 219 is identical to the 6 cylinder 220S.  Both models have a longer engine hood than the 4 cylinder Pontons and lower air intake vents located beside the radiator grille.  However, the 219 is somewhat of a hybrid because it uses the shorter rear doors from the 4 cylinder sedans.  The interior of the 219 is trimmed in bakelite instead of the wood that is used on the 220S sedan.  Comparing it to the 220S, the 219 served as an economical alternative for owning a 6 cylinder Mercedes-Benz sedan at the time.


1956 Type W105 219 sedan



former owner: Carl Klem / Santa Cruz, California USA

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1956 Type W105 219 sedan with Right Hand Drive (RHD)



Owner: James Mcmurray / Burlingame, California USA

Found it in the U.K. Owned by a Naval attaché in Paris who bought under the tax free program from the factory. Have the original invoice and owners manuals along with the build sheet from Mercedes-Benz and the micro film. Lucky.

Photo submitted March 16, 2011 / posted January 12, 2012


1957 Type W105 219 sedan

Thomas Nordtömme / Norway

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1957 Type W105 219 sedan

Former owner: Richard Donnelly / m4accutron@yahoo.com / Vero Beach, Florida USA

The dashboard and window surrounds of this Type 219 sedan have been restored with wood trim from a Type 220S or 220SE sedan. The 219 sedans originally had Bakelite trim around the windows and below the dashboard.

Photo submitted: October 1, 2008


1957 Type W105 219 sedan

owner: Jason Cohen / jasonlcohen@yahoo.com / Burbank, California USA

I recently purchased this 1957 Mercedes-Benz Type 219 Ponton sedan. I bought it from a guy who bought it a few months ago from the original family, but he does not have the time or space to restore it. The pink slip has the original owner's name on it which matches the name written on the original service manual.  He was in the military, stationed in Germany, and picked the car up brand new at the factory, and then brought it back to the USA.

Regards,

Jason Cohen
October 29, 2004


1957 Type W105 219 sedan

original owner: Alex Lorange

In photo: Bill and Dora Cook, Surrey, England — circa 1960

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1957 Type W105 219 sedan

Owner: Alex Archbold / Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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1957 Type W105 219 sedan

Owner: Håkan Johansson / Stockholm, Sweden

See the Links page for Håkan's restoration website


1957 Type W105 219 sedan

owner: Kevin Rae / kevin.rae@earthtech.ca / Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"I have owned the car since 1999 when my father passed away and left it to me.  He purchased it in 1959 and kept it through the years." 

Photo submitted: July 20, 2001

Editor's Note, for clarity: The front and rear metal fender accent strips on this particular Ponton are not typical of the Type W105 219 sedans.  The accent trim was however standard on the Type W180 220S / 220SE models.  At additional expense to the owner, these features could be installed at an authorized Mercedes-Benz agent but the factory did not look with favor on such modifications. 


1958 Type W105 219 sedan

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Photo by Hartwig Mueller / Dortmund, Germany / 1958

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1958 Type 219 sedan with Webasto sunroof

owner: Mike Fisher / Indiana
Photo by Andy Litkowiak / September 22, 2002

Photo submitted: September 22, 2002


1958 Type W105 219 sedan

owner: Rich Sobieski / Michigan USA

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1959 Type W105 219 sedan

owner: Uwe Salwender / south California USA

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1959 Type W105 219 sedan

Robert and Ann Hall / April 8, 1972 / Placerville, California USA

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1959 Type W105 219 sedan

owner: Tod V. Alberghini / West Hartford, Connecticut USA

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1959 Type W105 219 sedan with Right Hand Drive (RHD)

John Rowley / U.K.

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