• Maximum elegance and luxury for a “Ponton” model.
• The first mass-produced Mercedes injection.
• Immaculate condition.
• ASI. Traced history.
Historically, the 220S has particular importance, because it is the very first Mercedes-Benz to bear the letter S. During the production of the W180 series, for a relatively short period of time, i.e. between the end of 1958 and the end of the 1959, the 220SE (W128) is marketed, where the E stands for Einspritzung, which means injection in German. The substantial difference with the other 6-cylinder Ponton was in fact in this type of power supply, until then reserved for the 300SL "Gullwing", a sports car for a lucky few. The 220SE was also offered in coupé and cabriolet versions; the coupé was produced in a total of 830 units. While the sedans were discontinued in 1959, the coupés and convertibles remained on the list for another year. The splendid car offered for auction is a 1959 example with a well-known and traced history, also in Italy; in fact, the car has a chronological certificate of the owners from the origins. It is still registered with Roma plates dating back to 1963 and has up-to-date Italian papers, in order. The car is ASI certified, it is restored in impeccable condition, black in color with luxurious red leather interior. Two beautiful accessories: a Blaupunkt AM radio with presets, from the era and the rare metal sunroof.