Only manufactured from 1958 to 1969, the Mercedes Benz 220SE Cabriolet and Coupe models are among some of the most sought-after Mercedes classics in the market. Dubbed the Ponton thanks to its pontoon-like shape; this lineup was the first series of vehicles produced by Daimler-Benz after World War II. The 220SE would be presented in 1958 on the W128 chassis and would offer a 6-cylinder 2.2L engine with aluminum head, overhead camshaft and Bosch mechanical fuel injection. Its limited production of only 1,112 models means finding a 1959 Mercedes Benz 220SE Cabriolet to purchase can sometimes be quite difficult, particularly if you have special requirements such as paint or interior color.
The Mercedes Benz Ponton is a great car, simple to maintain and fun to drive. However, there are some issues with these classics that should be taken into consideration prior to purchasing. Perhaps the most notable issue with the 1959 Mercedes Benz 220SE Cabriolet and the rest of the Ponton series is rust, and because the metal on these models has to be hand fabricated, finding a model with as little rust as possible is important to an otherwise costly restoration. Similarly, chrome pieces for the 220SE are difficult and expensive to find. You should always try to find the most complete 220SE you can for your budget. Another area of concern, specifically for the Cabriolet models is ensuring that they are not just cut-down Sedan models. While they are pretty easy to spot, always make sure your 220SE Cabriolet is original. You can verify this by finding the chassis number and comparing it with Mercedes records. These are just a few of the Buyer's Tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club reminds you to keep in the back of your mind while searching for a 1959 Mercedes 220SE Cabriolet.
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