The Mercedes-Benz 219 -57 blog

My newly restored Mercedes-Benz 219 -57 at Hornstull in Stockholm, Sweden

My newly restored Mercedes-Benz 219 -57 at Hornstull in Stockholm, Sweden, 13 October 2019

In this blog I will document the Ponton's "life after the restoration", i.e. trips, Mercedes-Benz club related activities we take part in as well as work on the car like improvements, repairs, adjustments etc. Stay tuned!

The Ponton on wintry streets

Note! This blog entry is still under construction! Please visit it in a few days and it'll be done!

A Mercedes-Benz 219 Ponton approaching

This is a sight some other drivers in the Stockholm traffic get to experience, how something black with a stylish, chromed radiator, adorned with the well-known star, quickly approaches in the rear-view mirror. With a few quick flashes of the headlight, the black Mercedes is past them and disappears quickly in front of them.

During January we got some snow and rather soon (i.e. not that much salt on the roads yet and snow sludge hasn’t gotten time to build up) it started to be slightly cold, -10C, and sunny. That coldness for a couple of days makes the roads dry and very inviting for a Ponton trip.

MB219 photo tour

Along this route, through Stockholm City to Djurgården, we took these and many other pictures.

A Mercedes-Benz Ponton in graceful solitude in winter landscape

Me in graceful solitude. While the rest of my family was taking pictures of me and talking with a German guy who wondered why my grill wasn't covered with highway badges and club signs....

Me and my Mercedes-Benz 219 Ponton in winter landscape

Me enjoying the silence, snow, the sun and to be able to lean on something stable, a black Ponton from the fifties!

On our way home again, with the Mercedes-Benz W105 Ponton

Finally, or sadly, trip is coming to an end, immortalized with a picture of the journey home via Strandvägen, along Stockholm's water front. The snow is, as of this writing, gone from the streets of Stockholm and we are looking forward to an amazing Ponton spring and summer!

More pictures from this trip, as well as many others, can be found on our Instagram-accountInstagram-account.

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Mercedes-Benz Ponton microfiche workshop manuals

Enjoying my new Mercedes Ponton microfiche 190 and 180-220SE workshop manuals

Enjoying my new Mercedes Ponton microfiches

Some of you may remember the microfichesmicrofiches. Some of you may even have used them. I used those myself when I had a W123 two decades ago. I liked them a lot, quick access and the material didn’t get dirty (only the microfiche reader but it’s easy to clean). But yes, the reader is a bit bulky.

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Skånelaholm Castle

Skånelaholm Castle

Skånelaholm Castle

Thanks to a friend in my MB club I got to know about Skånelaholm Castle It’s a beautiful small castle, located close to a lake, not far away from Stockholm city.

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Re-taking a 60 years old picture

60 years differs between these two pictures with my mother and the Mercedes-Benz 219, who could believe that!

60 years differs between these two pictures with my mother and the Mercedes-Benz 219, who could believe that!

If you go to the article History of the car/Some more.... you'll find some pictures and a short story about a trip to Skåne that my mother, father and oldest sister did during the summer 1960.

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Reparking the SLK350

Taking a trip with my 219 Ponton to repark the SLK350

A trip with the 219 to repark the SLK350

Due to the corona virus situation I decided to keep the SLK350 deregistered.

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