1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Ponton 4-door

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


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.

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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



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