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1957 Mercedes 220s Ponton on 2040-cars

Year:1957 Mileage:37000 Color: Black /

Shepherd, Texas, United States

Shepherd, Texas, United States
Body Type:Sedan
Engine:OHC 6
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 7506506 Year: 1957
Interior Color: Tan
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: 200-Series
Trim: BASE
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 37,000
Sub Model: 220S
Number of Doors: 4
Exterior Color: Black
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. ... 



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 Specifications

  • Years of Manufacture: 1956 - 1959
  • Number Built:
    • 220S Sedan: 55,279
    • 220S Convertible and Coupe: 3,429
  • Price at Introduction:
    • 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
  • Date of Introduction:
    • March, 1956
  • Chassis/Body:
    • Unit frame and body
  • Exterior Dimensions (Sedan):
    • 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)
  • Exterior Dimensions (Convertible and Coupe):
    • 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)
  • Track:
    • Front Track: 56.2 inches (1430mm)
    • Rear Track: 57.9 inches (1470mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 2970lb (1350kg)
    • Coupe: 3102lb (1410kg)
    • Convertible: 3219lb (1450kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 16.9 gallons (64.0 litres) 
  • Turning Circle:
    • Sedan: 38.0 ft (11.7 metres)
    • Coupe and Convertible: 37.0 ft (11.4 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp warning lamp
    • Oil warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.52:1
    • 2nd: 2.32:1
    • 3rd: 1.52:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 4.10:1
  • Engine Speed at 100 km/h:
    • 3320 rpm
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 17.0 seconds (approx)
  • Maximum Speed:
    • 160 km/h (99.5 mph)
  • Engine 6 Cylinder M 180:
    • 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)
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:                                 
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type with coil springs
    • Rear: Single joint swing axle with coil springs
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 21.4:1 (4 turns)
  • Brakes:
    • Drum, 1064 cm sq. 164.9 sq in. servo assisted
  • Wheels:
    • 13" Pressed steel disc wheels
  • Tyres:
    • 6.70 x 13 sport


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