SOLD! Sonderklasse: ’58 Mercedes-Benz 220S
Fans of this classic Mercedes Benz sedan model know that they are affectionately referred to as Ponton (pontoon) Sedans. We think it is loosely based on the reference to the type of boat that has 2 hulls. For such a conservative company, their cars get a lot of nick names. They have gullwings, pagodas, fintails, Adenauers and pontons. Not mean girl nick names but names bestowed lovingly because we would take any one of them in a heartbeat. The pontons were the first post-war unitized body Mercedes and it was a great success from the start. They came in all sorts of flavors over the years from a durable Diesel Taxi to the elegant Sonderklasse we have as today’s featured car. It was found by one of our favorite seller’s. I don’t know how they do it but they find some great cars. This is a 1-family owned car still sporting it original paint and interior. Yes, there is mucho patina in the interior and the exterior shows some battle scars but it is a solid example of M-Bs first S-Klasse sedan. What makes it special, besides being a rust-free California car, it is an 84,000 mile manual transmission car. Automatics were just okay back then but you can’t argue that the manual is way better. So click here to contact the sellers. The asking price is $14,500 and that makes it one of the priciest 220S Sedans out there. But if you want one, it will be cheaper than buying a rusty one and getting it into this shape.