Viewing by appointment only
We are delighted to be able to offer this rare and exquisite 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet which is one of only twenty-eight examples ever produced in right hand drive.
This vehicle has a wonderful in depth history file dating back to the very start of its life, within this comprehensive file it has the rare and often not kept original buff log books where the story of the cars life begins showing its first owner in August 1960 as Mr Edward William Wallaker of Surrey estate agents Wallaker & Co.
The Ponton Cabriolet resided in Surbiton, Surrey until Mr Wallaker sold the vehicle to its next owner Mr Daniel Ayrton Hollis QC who was widely acknowledged as one of this countries finest criminal lawyers.
Mr Hollis QC kept the vehicle in London NW6 and for his entire ownership ensured the vehicle was regularly maintained and serviced by Mercedes-Benz agents Normand Mayfair Ltd and Hexagon Classics in Highgate, there are many invoices from the 1970’s and 1980’s detailing how well the vehicle was cared for.
After a long and clearly enjoyable ownership by Mr Holiis QC the Cabriolets next owner was a businessman from Sussex, Mr M Wolfenden, who is an avid Mercedes-Benz collector and well known in classic Mercedes-Benz circles.
Purchasing the vehicle in 2002 Mr Wolfenden embarked on some sympathetic restorative works which elevated the Ponton Cabriolets condition considerably, thus resulting in it being awarded first prize status at various Concours competitions it attended and being invited to be on display at the grand opening of Mercedes-Benz World in 2006.
All works of recent note are detailed in the history file, we have been regularly maintaining and servicing this Ponton Cabriolet for the past 20 years, under Mr M Wolfenden and its last owner a Mr Peters from Middleton-on-sea in West Sussex who purchased the vehicle from us in May 2015 the vehicle has always been maintained to extremely high standards and wanted for nothing.
Now available through us at John Haynes once more this highly desirable model presents in excellent condition throughout and would sit proudly as part of any serious collection or simply to be enjoyed by any enthusiast looking for the very best of Classic 1960’s Mercedes-Benz ownership.