1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S

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1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 180030.10.9509792
Engine Num: 180924.10.9506191

The Ponton series of Mercedes-Benz, introduced in 1953, is considered the first truly modern Mercedes-Benz built in the post-war era. The 220 was priced well below the 300 Series and benefitted from the same quality workmanship, engineering and desig....[continue reading]

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 9500275
Engine Num: 180-9242-8505399

There Mercedes-Benz 220 was an economically important model for the company, comprising the vast majority of cars built, particular for export, in the mid- and late-1950s. The Mercedes-Benz Model 220 was introduced in 1951 and came fitted with an 80 ....[continue reading]

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 9505697

The Mercedes-Benz 220S Sedan was introduced at the West German Automobile Show in Frankfurt in April of 1956. This particular example was delivered to its first owner of Eastchester, New York, in 1959. It has had only three owners since new and is an....[continue reading]

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: A180030 8500680

This 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet was offered for sale at the 2007 Sports and Classic Car Auction presented by The Worldwide Group, in Hilton Head Island, SC where it was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $75,000. It was offered without reserve. ....[continue reading]

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 9500435

This Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet is currently in the care of a very important German collection specializing only in Mercedes-Benz. It was added to the collection in the mid-2000s, having been acquired from a prominent German classic car dealership,....[continue reading]

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 180.010-10-9502992
Engine Num: 180.924-10-9502394

The first postwar Mercedes-Benz model, the W180 'Ponton,' was launched in 1953. This particular example is a well preserved and unrestored example from 1959, the last year of production for the 220 S Sedan. This Ponton was built for the U.S. market a....[continue reading]

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S vehicle information

Sedan

The 220S was available with a 4-speed column shift manual transmission, with an optional Hydrak automatic clutch powered by a 2.2L inline-six 99 hp, and later a 105 hp engine, due to the use of twin-carburetor. Until October 1959, 55,279 220S saloons....[continue reading]

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 180.010.9506782

This Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet is finished in Crème with red leather seats and a black canvas top. It was completed at the Stuttgart facility on the 9th of July 1959 and came with amenities that included reclining front seats, Becker Europa radio,....[continue reading]

Convertible
Chassis #: 180030.10.9509792 
Convertible
Chassis #: 9500275 
Sedan
Chassis #: 9505697 
Convertible
Chassis #: A180030 8500680 
Convertible
Chassis #: 9500435 
Sedan
Chassis #: 180.010-10-9502992 
Sedan
 
Convertible
Chassis #: 180.010.9506782 

History

The Mercedes-Benz 220SE was introduced in 1958 and remained in production until 1959 with a total of 1974 examples being produced. 1112 of those were cabriolets. The 'SE' was considered an upgraded version of the 220 and offered in coupe, sedan and cabriolet body styles.

The 220SE were built with high attention to detail, almost mimicking the 330SC. They came equipped with polished wooden dashboards and door cappings, leather upholstery, and chrome trim. Under the hood was a 2.2-liter engine that produced nearly 135 horsepower and could carry the 220SE to speeds of 100 mph. The use of Bosch fuel-injection meant the increase in power while a reduction in fuel consumption.

A cabriolet, also known as a 'Ponton Series', cost just under $9,000 when new. These were among the first of the postwar, modern, Mercedes-Benz designs. Their styling retained the traditional Mercedes-Benz touches while adapting a modern style that appealed to a wider generation.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007

Concepts by Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
December 2018
32,016
October 2018
31,814
September 2018
26,169
August 2018
20,339
July 2018
23,058
June 2018
26,191
May 2018
26,976
April 2018
27,207
March 2018
31,484
February 2018
24,760
Additional Sales Volume Data


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