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1960 190b Ponton, very cool!

So, i have fallen for the ponton, but there is very little here on this cool little taxi cab looking benz. Does anyone here have one to show off and more importantly are they as fun to drive as they are cool >

Ive come across one that needs to be rescued and brought back to splendor.. i can get it for the cost of 30 steak dinners out on the town but i plan to have it restored and probably pay another 15k to do so.

Are the parts hard to source? It has rust in the doors and undercarriage... is there a strong aftermarket body source?

can point me in the right directions for restoration info and a US pontoon community

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I don't know much about them but I was just speaking to a lady owner locally about her '59. She said she has never had any mechanical issues in her few years of ownership (wow!), that she loves how easy it is to park in town, and how efficient her diesel is running around the city. She seemed pretty enamored.


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Join our ponton discussion group. We've got over 900 owners there with lots of knowledge and lots of parts. Parts are not hard to come by. However, rust in certain locations can make a ponton a parts car and not worth trying to restore. A link to our group is on the main page of the Ponton Page given above.

'59 220S Cabriolet - for sale - http://www.bruceadams190sl.com/1959-...20s-cabriolet/
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'88 560SL 41,000 miles being parted out - https://sites.google.com/site/mercedesstuff/home
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