In today’s edition of exceptional finds, a magnificent Mercedes-Benz from the 1960s has just been put up for sale. And to sweeten the deal, a matching sky blue trailer comes with the classic coupe.
Known as the Mercedes-Benz W128 220 SE Pontoon, the model debuted in 1953 as the German brand’s second car design since the end of World War II. It was also the automaker’s very first unitary body production monocoque model, and was only produced for a decade. The two-door coupe is named after the German word for “pontoon” and sports a bulbous body style accented by a nostalgic mid-century appearance. It also has a rare sunroof, a Becker Grand Prix radio and an automatic aerial. German car dealer mechatronics sells the car and its immaculate Austermann Type Knospe-K camping trailer for the modest sum of $132,700.
crazy manstyle coupes like this surface frequently, however, it’s the trailer that makes this list truly one of a kind. Capable of seating up to eight people, it is one of only 1,300 units ever produced. The trailer is also one of the last remaining of this model, making it an extremely rare pickup for collectors. Inside you’ll find a sliding steel roof with a Webasto wind deflector, beautiful brown leather seats (matching the car’s upholstery) that recline and a 6.5 x 6.5 inch bed . The trailer expands to just over 7 inches in width and has a more compact 4.5 inches in width when folded. It is also sold with a matching canopy.
The Mercedes Benz 220 SE Ponton itself comes with a 105 hp straight-six engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It is known to reach a top speed of 99 mph and go from 0-60 in 15 seconds. After all these years, this classic has only used about 36,000 miles, leaving you plenty more for traveling and camping.
The car and its trailer have undergone extensive restorations from scratch, including refurbishing their interiors and exteriors. Fans of the marque will recall that the Ponton series was phased out in favor of the more modern W110 and W11 models, but that still makes it a coveted steal today.
Its dealer, Mechatronik, was launched in 1997 and is based in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is internationally recognized as a specialist in classic Mercedes-Benz models, but also holds classic listings from other exotic brands such as Porsche, BMW, Ferrari and Lamborghini. To learn more about the Mercedes-Benz W128 220 SE Ponton sale, visit the Company Website.
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