This car has been pampered by its current owner since 2004 when he
bought it in Santa Monica and drove it home to Orange County. He
then spent the next 16 years making the car as mechanically sound
as it was cosmetically. According to the consignor during his
ownership he "touched every system from bumper to bumper " then had
enough confidence in the car to make the long journey to Pebble
Beach and Monterey several times for the great August car
extravaganza! According to the web site MBZPonton.org, only 1,251
Coupes (Chassis Code:W180.037) were produced. The site notes,
"There are rare instances of Ponton Coupes and sedans (extremely
rare) fitted with steel sunroofs made by Webasto," however, "a
Ponton coupe with a steel sunroof does not have a unique chassis
code prefix therefore no one knows how many Ponton coupes were
produced with sunroofs.
The most valuable Pontons were the six-cylinder models; the
powerful 220s was manufactured from
March 1956 through September 1959, this model came in sedan, coupe
and cabriolet versions.
This car (Vin # 180 037 Z 85 13 070) was delivered February 9, 1958
and has both the factory sunroof and the Hydrak transmission. The
Hydrak was a technological way point between a manual and the fully
automatic transmissions that followed. The Hydrak shifts manually
but without a clutch pedal, proving once again that the more things
change the more they stay the same !
The combination of the factory sunroof and Hydrak transmission make
this car VERY rare. Experts estimate the number of sunroof equipped
coupes produced as low as 35 units during the three year Ponton
production cycle, with an even
smaller number having the Hydrak option.
This car runs and drives nicely and is a pleasure to be in or seen
in. This 1958 Mercedes Benz 220S Coupe is exempt from California
smog certification and comes with a clean California title.
Low rate financing is available with rates as low as 3.5% APR with
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