1957 Mercedes 220s Ponton on 2040-cars
Shepherd, Texas, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Tan
Number of Cylinders: 6
Drive Type: RWD
Sub Model: 220S
Number of Doors: 4
Exterior Color: Black
Warranty: NONE-SOLD AS IS
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
1957 MERCEDES BENZ 220S PONTON
This is a very clean 220S Ponton sedan. Body is straight with no rust or damage, there is one patch panel on passenger floorboard underneath car, and that is it. Stainless is good, just a few small dings. Chrome is OK with some pitting on pot metal pieces. Since these photos were made I have replaced the trim pieces in the grill, and the grill itself, so the grill is actually very straight, I will be adding some more pictures in a couple of days. Paint is just OK, some dings and crazing, a 15 ft job, car has been repainted at some point but is presentable. Trunk and engine compartment clean. Interior is very good with original style leatherette coverings. Carpet is original style in good condition. Wood dash and window trim in very good condition. Front windshield has crack in one corner. Original am/fm/sw radio and power antennae work. Overall very clean interior. Needs door rubber and windshield rubber replaced. Engine runs very well and is original 6 cylinder with 4 speed manual transmission. Car drives and rides very very well. I have spent over 6500.00 dollars on rebuilding the front end and replacing engine and transmission mounts. Fuel tank has been cleaned and resealed. Overall this is a very presentable driver that you can restore while you enjoy driving her. Mileage is unknown, I am sure it is more like 137,000. The Texas tags do not go with car.
I have title in my name in hand and ready to transfer.
Some Original SpecificationsYears of Manufacture: 1956 - 1959Number Built:
Price at Introduction:
- 220S Sedan: 55,279
- 220S Convertible and Coupe: 3,429
Date of Introduction: Chassis/Body: Exterior Dimensions (Sedan):
- 220S 4 Door Sedan: DM 12,500
- 220S 2 Door Convertible: DM 21,500
- 220S 2 Door Hardtop Coupe: DM 21,500
- Hydrak Transmission: DM 450
Exterior Dimensions (Convertible and Coupe):
- Total Length: 187.0 inches (4750mm)
- Total Width: 68.5 inches (1740mm)
- Height at Kerb Weight Sedan: 61.4 inches (1560mm)
- Wheelbase: 111.0 inches (2820mm)
- Total Length: 183.9 inches (4670mm)
- Total Width: 69.5 inches (1765mm)
- Height at Kerb Weight Sedan: 60.2 inches (1530mm)
- Wheelbase: 106.3 inches (2700mm)
- Front Track: 56.2 inches (1430mm)
- Rear Track: 57.9 inches (1470mm)
- Sedan: 2970lb (1350kg)
- Coupe: 3102lb (1410kg)
- Convertible: 3219lb (1450kg)
- 16.9 gallons (64.0 litres)
- Sedan: 38.0 ft (11.7 metres)
- Coupe and Convertible: 37.0 ft (11.4 metres)
- Petrol gauge
- Temp warning lamp
- Oil warning lamp
- 1st: 3.52:1
- 2nd: 2.32:1
- 3rd: 1.52:1
- 4th: 1.00:1
Rear Axle Ratio: Engine Speed at 100 km/h: 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): Maximum Speed: Engine 6 Cylinder M 180:
- Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
Ignition and Electrical:
- Capacity: 2195cc 133.9ci
- Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
- Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
- Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with one valve per cylinder
- Fuel System: Dual downdraft Solex 32 PAJTA carburettor
- Bore and Stroke: 3.15 x 2.87 inches (80 x 72.8mm)
- Power: 100 hp @ 4800rpm (from August 1957 106 hp @ 5200rpm)
- Torque: 16.5 mkg @ 3500rpm (119 ft/lb)
- Compression Ratio: 7.6:1 (from August 1957 8.7:1)
- 12 volt
- Coil and alternator
- Front: Independent type with coil springs
- Rear: Single joint swing axle with coil springs
- Recirculating ball, ratio 21.4:1 (4 turns)
- Drum, 1064 cm sq. 164.9 sq in. servo assisted
- 13" Pressed steel disc wheels
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