History of the car

Here I have gathered some material around the car's early days and the people around it.

Mercedes-Benz 219, front view from the early 80ies

"Mercedes-Benz 219, front view from the early 80ies"

I'm very happy that I had my father to tell his story about why and how it came that he bought this car (see Why it became a Mercedes Ponton). Most of the anecdotes were new to me and I had a lot of interesting discussions around this article with him and my mother. I hadn't understood how large part of their life together had circled around this car. I'm thankful for now knowing all this. It also tells a story about me and how I became what I am. Some day I will maybe tell my story around this Ponton. Reading this site, may make you think that it's only about restoration, restoration and restoration. It's not. This car has given me so many invaluable memories and friends and so much knowledge. Writing it would also make me remember my "early" days....Well, we'll see :)!

Mercedes-Benz 219, rear view from the early 80ies

"Mercedes-Benz 219, rear view from the early 80ies"

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Typ 219 (W105), Katalog, Nr.313/858, Katalog, August 1958, © Daimler AG

Click the picture to download in PDF-format, "Typ 219 (W 105), Katalog, Nr.313/858, Katalog, August 1958, 16 S." © Daimler AG