1955 Mercedes-Benz Ponton 180 (W120)

Tidy and evidently restored LHD manual example from long term storage; starts, runs and drives but doesnt stop...yet!

Dating from 1955 after some vin# de-coding (not 1967 as the log book states) this smart Left-hand drive W120 series (type 136, model 925) Ponton was recently sold to our vendor by Mercedes Benz of Wolverhampton who have owned the car since 2004 having it on display and as part of their Heritage collection through this time.

The car has seen little, if any use since it was last presented for MOT in 2015 showing 81,206Km, the car currently showing 81,244Km suggesting only 38km have been covered in the last 6 years, although the MOT records show the car to have covered just 81,071Km in 2005.

The car presents well, the deep black paint has a nice sheen with the burgundy interior most presentable, it starts and runs but would evidently benefit from a thorough service and tune-up given its lay mostly dormant for so long. The brakes seem ineffective so caution is advised for any motive movement to load/unload but the handbrake showed some effectiveness when we moved it around for these shots.

Under the bonnet we find the M136 1.8 litre four-cylinder petrol engine in 180-form which developed some 51bhp driving the rear wheels via manual column shift transmission.

The history file includes only the old style V5C and 2 old MOT certificates from 2006 and 2008. Bidders please note, the V5C shows the registration/manufactured date as 1967 which is evidently incorrect and would benefit from being corrected.

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Reg No: NSL979
Chassis Number: 1200105502051
Engine Number: 136925-5500881
Engine Size: 1767
Docs: V5C; 1 old MOT

Estimate: £9,000+

Lot 71

Lot ended

Thursday 16/09/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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