The Mercedes-Benz W105 chassis was colloquially called the Ponton – the German word for Pontoon, a reference to its fender resembling the inflatable section or pontoon from a raft. This is extremely ironic because the car drives like a boat. Find this 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 offered for $6900 in Clovis, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
Hi friend. I have a 1957 Mercedes 190B Ponton for sale. It runs strong and it has been a reliable car. It starts immediately. It is my weekend drive. It has four speed on the tree. there is no tear in the upholstery but it could use some more cushioning. The body is straight with minor dents. It could be a daily driver or a restoration project. Registration good until January 2018.
It has some minor spot of rust but nothing serious. All gauges and lights work. The tires have some cracks (older tires with minimal mileage on them). You would need a new set of tires if you were to drive it as a daily driver or if you were to drive it out of town. I installed some sound deadening and insulation materials on the roof in preparation for a new headliner. All headliner rods for headliner support have been cleaned, primered, painted and ready to be installed on a new headliner. I would have liked to keep the car but I have too many projects on hand, and I need the garage space. For further questions and more pictures feel free to contact me Zach @ 559- five nine three-1933. This car is priced at below estimated market value per Hagerty.com, a fair value to this car is at $8000. This car is at better than fair condition. Check the following link https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1957-Mercedes~Benz-190.
Asking $6,900 OBO
Please I am not interested in trades, and no low ballers.
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