The Ponton models were the first without a separate chassis. The 220S Cabriolet was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September of 1955. The production cabriolet rolled off the assembly line in July of 1956. These cars were very luxurious for their time. This was achieved by adding lots of chrome, wood and leather. Still hand-built, these elegant automobiles were very driveable. The platform for these fine automobiles are very different from their sedan counterparts. There are additional floor reinforcements to compensate for the absence of a roof, the overhang behind the rear wheel is longer. Longer doors made for a very appealing look to the car and to save weight, the doors were steel skimmed over alloy frames. Lower in weight, with better structural strength than the previous model, the 220 was a better handling car as well.
Produced until November 1960 there were only 5371 Ponton coupe and cabriolets built over the four years of production, making it a very rare automobile. Only 2178 220S Cabriolets were built.
Back from USA reveals this cabriolet (construction year 1957) in very good condition so only a few detail points are renewed. The bodywork is sprayed again, including the necessary ground layers, in Diamond-blue (DB 355) with high-quality car paint. Brake system and carburettors overhaul . In the Interior is the headliner refreshed. The dashboard with the other interior-wood are treated with new paint. The original Becker Monza radio overhaul. The heat ducts on the car were made from pressed cardboard, so they were deteriorate. Fiberglass replacements are fitted. New door locks. The car stands on new tires. The underside is protected with a coating against rust.
The Mercedes has a Dutch title and is easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes and we can help with transport.
Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet (W180)
6 cylinder inline
|Bore x Stroke||
80 x 72,8 mm
7,6 : 1
100 hp at 4.850 rpm
159 km/h or 99 mph
475 x 174 x 156 cm
1.460 kg or 3.219 lbs
|New Price in 1957||
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