1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Ponton 4-door

1957 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Year: 1957
Mileage: 118,732
Engine: M180 (Straight 6, 2.2 liter)
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Kirkland, Washington, United States

Description for Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1957

This Mercedes belonged to my late father, who oversaw a complete mechanical rebuild of the engine and essential mechanicals. For the past five years, it has been started and driven around town several times a year.

Be sure to see more photos and videos in the links below. Please ask any questions and I'll answer as best I can.

Engine & mechanical:

  • $8K+ engine rebuild by a top MB engine shop (Metric Motors; see receipts of all work done)

  • Runs strong, cruises comfortably at 70 mph

  • Hard starting after sitting for a 1+ week (common problem to gas Pontons)

  • Brakes strong however haven't been serviced in 8 years; ought to be gone over

  • Minimal oil drips

  • Transmission strong, shifts flawlessly

  • MB battery replaced ~4 years ago

  • Speedometer doesn’t work (was told by mechanic that problem is not with in-dash unit nor cable (replaced new) but likely with something in the transmission that was installed backwards); no functional problems while driving, however.


  • Leather seats are nice, though not original

  • Headline in very good shape

  • Interior wood is complete (with a piece cracked to the left of the steering wheel)

  • Not all dash knobs fully functional (lights, choke, starter all good though)


  • Rust free, save some surface rust in the trunk. The car appears to have been garaged most, if not all, of its life.

  • Rear right engine light not wired up (comes with necessary bulbs)

  • New brake light housing on right rear

  • I replaced the right rear fender (to replace the original, which had been damaged in a parking lot. The fit is OK but not 100% and a different shade of green.

  • Nicks and chips here and there; see photos

  • Missing several pieces of chrome on the lower running boards, both sides

  • Chrome bumpers in good shape and complete, save missing two "overriders" in the back

  • Tires about 10 years old

Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-LjVfIaWyPzcFJMbmlCbm9MZVk?usp=sharing


  • Driving: https://youtu.be/vV1Gb9TgX3s

  • Walk-around: https://youtu.be/vaR0WPu4dpE

  • Starting: https://youtu.be/6mZf7RHG1NQ

  • Under the hood: https://youtu.be/YkNpaPT4_ko

More info on Pontons:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Ponton

  • http://www.mbzponton.org/