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Mercedes-Benz Ponton Classic Cars for Sale

The Mercedes-Benz Ponton was car manufacturer Daimler-Benz's first entirely new model in the post World War 2 period. The Mercedes-Benz Ponton was launched in July 1953 and in the subsequent 9 years Daimler-Benz would go on to produce over half a million Mercedes-Benz Ponton cars until production ceased at the end of 1962.

Daimler-Benz in the immediate post World War 2 period

As one of Germany's major industrial complexes Daimler-Benz was the focus of intensive allied bombing which which left 60 years of Daimler-Benz industry in ruins and resulted in the Daimler-Benz board issuing a statement saying that the company ceased to exist in 1945. Despite this the company had by 1946 managed to start producing small pre-war designed low-powered vehicles that found a market in the post war austerity period. These early steps at rebuilding the Daimler-Benz company laid the foundation for a newly designed car to be introduced:the Mercedes-Benz Ponton.

The Mercedes-Benz Ponton era

Autumn 1953 arrived and the public could get their first view of the Mercedes-Benz Ponton W120 a four cylinder sedan, built with comfort and safety in mind. Over the next 3 years development continued as 3 different body styles, a sedan, a roadster and a cabriolet were released. These Mercedes-Benz Ponton models came with different engines including the 4 or 6 cylinder sedan, the 4 cylinder roadster and the 6 cylinder cabriolet

Design Innovation

In safety terms the Mercedes-Benz Ponton design team challenged the prevailing thinking at the time that safe cars had to be rigid bodied. The company wanted a unitary car body and the design team produced what became known as the three box design: a rigid passenger compartment with crumble zones to the front and rear. The crumple zone design was patented by Daimler-Benz, and proved to be a milestone in car design.

Origin of the name 'Ponton'

Mercedes-Benz Ponton: 'Ponton' is the German word for pontoon, and the cars name refers to the post war styling trend of 'pontoon fenders', which subsequently became known as 'Ponton styling'

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1964 | Mercedes-Benz 190 D

Mercedes-Benz 190 D Heckflosse Superb condition, Maintained by a well-known Mercedes Benz specialist, Beautiful red MB-Tex interior, Period correct "Elfenbein" steeringwheel and Blaupunkt radio, Partially restored using only original parts, Engine block and gearbox overhauled

£23,580
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1960 | Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet

Vollrestauriert / Erstleder

£158,184
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1957 | Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet

Zustand Note 1, Sammlerfahrzeug

£151,857
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Mercedes-Benz 220 SE (W 128) Coupé 1960
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1960 | Mercedes-Benz 220 SE

The elegant coupé in the pontoon class

£62,008
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1958 | Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet

1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet

£124,995
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£132,875
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1956 | Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet

2-türig aus dem Jahr 1956 ist ein wahres Juwel in Erdbeerrot

£185,603
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1955 | Mercedes-Benz 180 D

Restoration Project

£4,007
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£117,267
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1958 | Mercedes-Benz 220 S

220 S Ponton Coupé mit Schiebedach

£58,381
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1959 | Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet

Mercedes Benz Ponton 220 S cabriolet

£139,202
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£55,639
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1957 | Mercedes-Benz 190

Vollrestauriert, absoluter Superzustand, Classic-Data-Bewertung: Note 1

£25,310
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1958 | Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet

German delivered- Matching numbers

£122,329
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£29,528
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