1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet for Sale

Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet for Sale

1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet for sale
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet
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During the latter half of the 1950s, Mercedes-Benz offered a myriad of Ponton derivatives, ranging from trusty diesel-powered cars used by taxi drivers through to upmarket six-cylinder models driven by wealthy executives. The most luxurious version of all was announced at the 1955 Frankfurt Show, with the unitary construction 220S saloon adapted into a two-door cabriolet by Sindelfingen, Mercedes-Benz’s coach building arm. The 220S coupe and cabriolet models were incredibly expensive, costing almost 75 percent more than the equivalent four-door saloon, and priced the same in the US as a Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, the exclusive hand-crafted nature of their construction accounting for much of the price hike. Each panel was individually hand-fitted to the car and the general styling, although similar to the saloon, was actually quite different in almost every panel. The folding top of the cabriolet was a typically thorough Germanic piece of design, beautifully constructed and finished, while there was a choice of either a folding rear seat (for extra luggage space) or full size fixed rear seat. In 1958 the 220SE was introduced, with the well-proven six-cylinder engine now updated with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, classified as the M127 the engine displaced 2195cc and developed 115 bhp at 4800 rpm cutting the 0-60 MPH time by two seconds. Most were equipped with a four-speed all-synchromesh gearbox although a Hydrak automatic clutch was optional and the four-wheel drum brakes came with servo-assist. In late 1960 further changes were made with revised camshaft lubrication, a later Bosch injection system and some interior safety improvements. Always made in limited numbers, the 220SE cabriolet remained in production from 1959-60 and just 1112 were made, of which only 36 were built in right-hand drive form.

This car has had the following done.

  1. Engine completely overhauled
  2. Fuel pump refurbished
  3. All brake line replaced

ENGINE

2195cc 2.2L 6 cylinder straight six

YEAR

1960

MILEAGE

Km

TRANSMISSION

Manual

COLOUR

AWhite

CONDITION

Restored

UPHOLSTERY

Black

Drive

Rear wheel drive

Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet

1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet