Lot 103 - 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 Ponton
|Odometer reading||4,799 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,960|
The 180-190 and 220-220 S 'Ponton' models looked very similar in appearance from the windscreen back to the six-cylinder somewhat longer 220s-220 S-220 SE models. From behind, one could not easily differentiate even the top of the line 220 SE from a 180 but for the longer bonnet and chrome touches. The 180-190 four-cylinders were widely used as German taxis. Only these shorter Pontons featured low-wattage parking clearance lights at front bumper top rear. A simple left-right toggle above and to the left of the driver's knee selected which side would illuminate so as not to needlessly run down the battery in winter. Heater air intakes were on both sides of the radiator grille only on the 120/121.
This 190 saloon in black with deep red interior importantly is running and driving and appears complete. The chassis and floorplan are all in good condition and thus represents a very good starting point for a cosmetic restoration project for any potential new owner. The car is offered with a V5 registration document and the oil pressure when the engine is running is very good so a restoration project that can actually be driven and represents very good value.
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