28 YEARS IN
The Mercedes Benz 220 SE Ponton Convertible offered for sale here was originally built for the German market and delivered to Karlsruhe. The car found its way to the USA and was brought back to Germany shortly before the turn of the millennium. Since 1994 the car is in the same ownership. The owner restored the car over a longer period of time and brought it to its current condition. The transmission was overhauled in 2005 and shifts perfectly. The car convinces with its classic silver color scheme, black leather and a smooth running engine.
Get in, drive off and enjoy - just the right convertible for this!
Just 2,178 of the Ponton Convertibeles were built during the Ponton period. It was the first self-supporting body without roof struts developed by Daimler-Benz. A very torsionally stiff floor assembly was used, which increased the vehicle weight by about 100 kg compared to the sedan despite the shorter wheelbase and the absence of two doors.
Another special feature of the W 128 series is the fuel-injected engine. It was the first time that a relevant number of units was produced for this series - despite the fact that this series was hand-built. From September 1958, both the Coupé and the convertible were available not only as carbureted but also as fuel-injected variants. This resulted in higher performance with lower fuel consumption and was considered a Daimler innovation. As a fuel-injected version, the Cabriolet was built 1,112 times and is today the most sought-after variant of this series.