Thursday, December 19, 2019

A Penny for your Ponton? 1959 Mercedes-Benz 180D

The W121 chassis was sold in large quantities by Mercedes after the war and used as taxicabs all around the world.  The name Ponton was given because of the styling of the fenders and is the German spelling of the word pontoon.  Mercedes were built from 1953 to 1961 and were badged with the 180/190 series names.  The Ponton sedans have never really appreciated in price, perhaps giving additional prudence to the theory that sedans will never be collectible...or they are so miserably slow that even the appreciation curve is slow? Find this 1959 Mercedes-Benz 180D offered for $4800 in Riverside, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:
1959 mercedes benz
condition: like new
cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: rwd
fuel: diesel
paint color: white
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan

Selling my 1959 Mercedes Benz 180D Diesel 4speed on the tree NO.!!! RUST !!! this is a 1 owner car since new sad to say but we have to sell it trying to make room in are garage vehicle is in good condition for its year it has been sitting in our garage sense A while registration is non-operational also have original baby clean title in hand must see to appreciate asking 4800 please for more information

See a better way to drive something slow and cool?


  1. wow looking very good. i like the car, i wish one day i buy a prity car.
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  2. wow looking very good. i like the car, i wish one day i buy a prity car.
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  3. Looks like somebody already bought it. I had no idea Mercedeses from that era went for that little. Somebody got an amazingly clean driver, if they aren't too terrified of freeway onramps.

  4. wow that is incredibly clean for under 5k...

  5. I lived in Montevideo Uruguay in the early 60's most Taxi's were the the MB 180d always painted black great car's there was a smaller fleet of Peugeot's 403's after 3 year's most of the 403's were in the junkyard and the Mercedes just ran and tough as a Tank.


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