Mercedes-Benz Ponton
South African Bakkie

Gary Dodds / South Africa
October 24, 2011

Dear Editor,

I recently located, which once upon a time, was a Mercedes-Benz Ponton Bakkie 180D, South African version. It was described as "a very good body, requiring four wheels and an engine", however the subsequent pictures tell a different story. 

The critical items, being the load-body and rear section of the cab, appear to be savable. With a sound donor car, this could be a challenging restoration project.

At present, I have not decided on which Mercedes-Benz drive train to use; I would prefer the Type 190 petrol conversion to make it more usable, but certain fellow members are encouraging me to stay with the diesel engine option.

Best Regards,

Gary Dodds
South Africa

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