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Daimler-Benz AG sales agent / 1954

F. Zelenka & Co. O.H.G. Ried
Upper Austria / December 1956


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1961 Mercedes-Benz Type 180b (W120) Ponton sedan
VIN 121.923.10 Clean Title. 121,308 miles, 1899 cc, straight four cylinder, single carburetor, original engine with matching serial numbers. Four speed on the column.

Paint: Originally moss green, but previous owner painted it in a metallic green lacquer, so it was prepped & painted professionally in the two-tone official Mercedes Medium-Blue & Ivory epoxy, as shown.

Other recent work: New Ivory upholstery with custom two-tone door panels and carpeting. Great 13" radial tires with new white-wall inserts. New plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, condenser, and points. New carburetor gaskets, jets cleaned, may still call for 1/2 choke running on cold days. New oil filter and battery. Have all original keys, with spares.

Work to be completed:
Fine-tune carburetor, which is running a little lean, but starts and runs well. Headliner is new, but got some water marks before the door weather stripping was installed, but have factory headliner new-in-the-box. Replace speedometer cable, speedometer itself works, just needs $40 cable, so mileage shows 21,308 but has not only turned over an unknown amount, but is not recording now. A few small dings in the bumpers, but paint shop indicated no history of any accidents. A few scratches in the passenger door glass. Missing one small aluminum trim piece on front passenger fender, but rest of trim is all original and intact. Paint engine bay.

Have several more pictures and video of it running, which can be furnished upon request.

Car History: Purchased March 2015 in Seattle. Spent most of life in Spokane, where drier climate created no serious rust. Kept inside and driven only on good days since.

Reason for selling: our son is serving a two year mission in France, so the money will help fund his trip.
$12,500 / OBO Nathan Graff
Kelso, Washington 98626
360-431-8437 Cell
17-jan-2017 01-apr-2017

1959 Mercedes-Benz Type 220S (W180) Ponton cabriolet
I am the third owner. It is one of the last 220S convertibles produced in September 1959. Chassis: 180-030-11-9509846. Converted from Hydrak in 1960s. Rechromed bumpers. Restored interior wood. Everything works except heater control levers on passenger side. Using the Condition Guide, I estimate this car as Condition 3-/4+. See attached statement of condition, maintenance, repairs. $75,000 Douglas Broome
McLean, Virginia
11-jan-2017 01-apr-2017

1953 Mercedes-Benz Type W120 180 Ponton sedan
This is the first year model of the Mercedes-Benz Pontons! Four cylinder, gasoline engine with 95k miles on the odometer. This gem sat for over 30+ years in my grandfather’s garage. All original, and has most parts. Missing parts are mostly interior. The upper section of the rear seat is missing along with the headliner, carpet, and door trim. Other than that, it is in fairly good condition. Rust free! Straight body, original paint color, runs and drives, but needs some care. All glass is present and in great condition. Overall, this is a great car for a restoration project. I would love to do it myself, but don’t have the time or funds as I am paying my way through college. $4,500 Brian Larson
Boise, Idaho
20-nov-2016 01-feb-2017

1956 Mercedes-Benz Type W105 219 Ponton sedan
Purchased from the estate of the original owner in 1988. It had been stored for 20 years in a barn, and the property was being sold. I am selling my farm and thereby losing my barn, which has stored my cars for the past 28 years. The car had 72k miles when purchased and currently has 82k.

The car was/is rust and accident free. I had the car repainted in the original black exterior and it stills looks magnificent. The chrome was replated by Frankford Plating in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The wheel cylinders and master cylinder were rebuilt by White Post Restoration, and relined shoes were installed, and new rubber brake lines installed. Fuel pump rebuilt, carb rebuilt, gas tank sent out for cleaning and coating and new flex lines installed. Starter and generator were rebuilt. New German carpet and headliner installed. Upholstery was changed from cream leather to red leather. Five tires installed. Becker radio rebuilt and upgraded to support aux device use.

I have a large collection of parts that will go with the car at no extra charge - any of which can be purchased individually until the car is sold. Parts include running engine from 220S, 219 head, two transmissions, complete front and rear suspension, hood, trunk lid, four doors from 220S and right side doors from 219 (doors have glass and all hardware), numerous windows, windshields and rear glass, gas tank in VG condition, NOS white steering wheel, two jacks and lots of assorted bits and pieces. Will include all remaining parts at time of sale.
$15,000 FIRM Tim Everett
New Hope, Pennsylvania
267-261-3480 (cell)
02-nov-2016 01-feb-2017
1960 Mercedes-Benz Type W128 220SE Ponton cabriolet
This 1960 220SE cabriolet was purchased new in Los Angeles and driven home to Las Vegas where it spent the first 40 years in the care of its original owner, who subsequently moved to Santa Fe, bringing the car with him. Black lacquer over red, matching numbers per the build sheet; tool kit, jack and original (though somewhat dog-eared) owner’s manual are included. New convertible top. 76,000 miles showing on the odometer. Due to its life in a dry climate, it remains completely rust free. Received a re-spray four or five years ago, and although the paint is to a relatively high standard re-fitment was not handled with the same attentiveness. Both doors deserve adjustment, some trim has been deformed in remounting, dash refinishing was amateurish. There is the typical split in the leather driver door pocket fold. Nevertheless, it is a great running, matching numbers solid driver that with little additional effort and investment could be brought to a concours level. 45 photos available on request. $125,000 / OBO Henry Cowles
Dover, New Hampshire 03820
28-apr-2016 01-feb-2017 (renewed)

1959 Mercedes-Benz Type W121 190 Ponton sedan
Nice example of the type, with the Webasto sunroof. Very strong, reliable runner, used daily until put in storage seven years ago. Older restoration included a new steering wheel and a new stainless exhaust system. All the rust was fixed, including a new paint job, still in good condition. Mileage is unknown, but probably high. Seats are worn, the floor rubber needs to be replaced, and the chrome is rough in spots. Everything works – gauges, lights, etc. Full set of original tools, original owner’s manual, original Mercedes service manuals and many spare parts. Tires are nearly new. The only part that’s not genuine is the Pertronix electronic points. PRICE REDUCED!

$9,500 / OBO
Phil Bryan
Honeoye Falls, NY
04-sep-2015 01-feb-2017

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Ponton cabriolet
VIN A180.030-8500623. One of only 2,178 built worldwide from 1956 through 1959. Data Card indicates it left the factory and was delivered in Stuttgart on April 21, 1959. Original color was DB439 Cream. It was repainted, and the color now appears to be close to DB608 Ivory.

As far as I can tell, I am the third owner. The odometer currently reads just over 98,000 miles and is actually a few thousand miles less than that, since there is a 6% odometer error. I believe the mileage shown is correct as the information on the webpage indicates.

In addition to the movie credits the car has, it has won numerous local, regional and national awards. A partial list includes...
  • Best in Class and People's Choice, 2003 Stammtisch
  • First Place and Judge's Choice, 2005 Southern Treffen
  • People's Choice, 2004 Starfest
  • People's Choice, 2006 Star Cars
  • 1st Place, 2000 Mid-Atlantic Concours
  • 1st Place, 1998 Deutsche Marque Concours
  • Best of Show and Best Convertible, 2005 Oktoberfest Concours
  • Numerous photos and stories in the MBCA Star magazine
Extensive service documentation since 1996 when I took ownership. My service records are so detailed that they include every gallon of gasoline used. Major work included a new top, interior wood restoration, and rechroming as indicated in the web article. Also: transmission rebuild done by Black Forest, and a new clutch done by 190SL Services. The entire interior has also been redone. The engine has had no major work, only routine tune-up services. I don’t think any car has no rust, but this car is as solid and as rust free as just about any I have seen. The car is a great driver right now, and as far as I know it needs nothing major. Also includes the owner's manual packet, paper service manuals, and tool kit.

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$99,500 (price reduced) Len Sokoloff
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
03-jun-2014 01-feb-2017

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