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PONTON OWNERS

Discussion in 'MBO, our Mercedes club' started by 47330, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. 47330

    47330 Member

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    Hi fellow Ponton owners. I have a 1959 219 and would like to know how many more there are in the UK.

    I know that there are still a few in the States and some scattered around Europe, but not sure about the UK. I have tried the DVLA but unfortunately their records don't detail the model, just recorded as Mercedes saloon.

    Also, I'm trying to avoid a total restoration, I'd rather keep it as a sympathetic restoration to it's age. The car is in good order generally but suffers badly rusted rear bumper corner sections (both sides).

    I don't want to re-chrome both sets of bumpers (re-chroming the corners will show up the rest which will then have to be done :)). Does anyone in the UK by any chance have any corners for sale?

    Many thanks,

    John

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  3. anyweb

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    I have a 1962 180c ponton (however I live in Sweden)

    click on my signature for details :)

    cheers
    niall
     
  4. cleverdicky

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    What's a 'ponton' ? Sounds like a chinese pudding ;)
     
  5. anyweb

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    it's a real merc made with real steel !
     
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    There is a member Pontoneer (Derek) who has one. He used to be on here then got banned. You will find him on the other club.
     
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    47330

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    47330

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    Just for history, the Ponton is the first E class, you look at the current E class, it has 'bulged' rear wings celebrating the Ponton anniversary.........
     
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    47330

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    Dan, got banned? I'm curious, what did he do? Also not sure what you mean by the other site?
     
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    47330

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    Don't suppose you have any 'spare' rear bumper corners in reasonable condition for sale?
     
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    47330

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  14. anyweb

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    no spares sorry, but there are quite a few pontons selling here in sweden every year on blocket.se (swedish site)

    you might be able to find the parts that way
     

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