1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S (Ponton Sedan)

1958 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1958

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Sedan
Year: 1958
Mileage: 10111
VIN: 0R8512803
Color: Green
Engine size: 220s
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S (Ponton Sedan)

This has been an excellent car for me. I bought it 13 years ago and have never regretted it, even in the early days when it just needed so much.

Having been a Californian car it has very little rust. The worst is in the trunk where I treated it 13 years ago, and just put a piece of board and carpet over the center. You can make your own decisions about how far you want to go with this car. For me I kind of like having a little patina. Too perfect makes it hard to use, and I like driving this car. For at least three years this was my daily driver. I owned a coffee shop at the time. I noticed that whenever the car was outside it drew in a lot of customers; I drove it a-lot.

I did modify the ignition system in the way the magazine Octane advised on "using a classic every day". I switched out the mechanical petrol pump for an electric unit, installed an electronic distributor, and switched out the generator for an alternator. I also made sure the brakes are in perfect order. This car starts right up, and can drive all day down the freeway. I still prefer it to a modern car, its suspension is silky smooth compared to my 98 420s. However as I get older I find that I need AC in the summer, and it seems mean to take it out in the rain. So lately it has been getting less and less mileage. Last year I only used it for about 500 miles.

Anyway, if you are looking for a great old car that turns heads, and is fun to drive this is the car. I haven't regretted it, you won't either.

Miles: 10111

The VIN: 0R8512803

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I reserve the right to end the auction early. Car is located in Portland Oregon and I invite all inspections prior to bidding.

I will contact the winning bidder via email after the auction ends. Car is sold as-is with no warranties express or implied. I require a $1,500 deposit (paypal or bank wire transfer) within 2 days. Balance is due (bank check or bank wire transfer only) within 7 days of auction end. Delivery upon funds clearing the bank.

The transport cost is the responsibility of the winning bidder, I will help with logistics.

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