The Mercedes-Benz 219 -57 blog
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!
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.
Along this route, through Stockholm City to Djurgården, we took these and many other pictures.
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 enjoying the silence, snow, the sun and to be able to lean on something stable, a black Ponton from the fifties!
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-account.Add a comment
Mercedes-Benz Ponton microfiche workshop manuals
Enjoying my new Mercedes Ponton microfiches
Some of you may remember the microfiches. 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.Add a comment
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!
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.Add a comment