1960 Mercedes-Benz "Ponton" 219

$13,500

Year
1960
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
"Ponton"
Stock
2545
Vin
A10501
Miles
30,631
Engine Size
4 Cylinder
Transmission Type
Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1960 MERCEDES-BENZ "PONTON" 219 IS LOCATED IN: PHOENIX, AZ

The Mercedes-Benz "Ponton" series are a range of sedans / saloon car models from Daimler-Benz, introduced starting in 1953, and nicknamed 'Ponton' (the German word for "pontoon"), referring to the visually distinct fenderline running back from the headlights down the length of the car, looking visually like pontoons on a seaplane, a postwar car design innovation also generally known as ponton styling (as distinct from older models with the hood, body, fenders and running boards all appearing as unique units, and from newer models without visually distinct fenders at all). This slab-sided appearance, along with the 3-box coachwork were considered the height of modern design in the 1950s. More profound than the visual changes, the Ponton models' construction introduced innovations that fundamentally improved automotive safety for passengers through better crash protection. Mercedes-Benz stretched the 'Ponton' saloons into a range that became the automaker's bulk production models until 1959, and the base Ponton is generally considered as the beginning of the lineage of the Mercedes E-class range.

The 'Ponton' saloons were the automaker's main production models until 1959, adding up to 80% of Mercedes-Benz car production between 1953 and 1959, with some models lasting until 1962. The range was succeeded by the range of "Heckflosse" or "Fintail" models. The base Pontons and their successors, through to the E-class range, also became an almost default make and model of taxi cabs in Germany and surrounding countries, in the second half of the 20th century.

• CLEAN TITLE
• THIS MERCEDES-BENZ "PONTON" HAS 30,631 MILES
• VERY ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE CONDITION
• WHITE EXTERIOR WITH BURGUNDY INTERIOR
• 4 CYL. ENGINE
• MANUAL TRANSMISSION
• WELL MAINTAINED, GARAGE KEPT
• THE CAR RAN AND DROVE BEFORE PARKED ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, SHOULDN'T TAKE MUCH TO GET IT RUNNING AGAIN

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
4 Cylinder
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
White
Body Style
Sedan
Doors
4
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1960
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
"Ponton"
Miles
30,631

Interior

Interior Color
Burgundy
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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