Mercedes-Benz Ponton Cabriolet to be auctioned at Brooklands

A rare Mercedes-Benz classic car is to be auctioned off by Historics at Brooklands this summer.

The 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Ponton Cabriolet takes design inspiration from German war machines and is one of only 17 right-hand drive versions created among the 2,000 220SE Coupe and Cabriolet models manufactured.

Sporting a black finish, the classic car is a six-cylinder soft top with a fuel-injected 2.2-litre overhead-camshaft straight-six engine, a maroon leather interior and a luxurious aesthetic.

Between 1960 and 2004, it was kept in London and preserved by marque specialist Portland Motors and has only been used occasionally at Mercedes-Benz rallies and events.

As a result, Historics at Brooklands expects that the rare vehicle will fetch bids of between £85,000 and £95,000.

The classic car will be sold at the auction house's summer sale on July 19th 2011 alongside other sought-after vehicles, including a 1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 previously owned by Lord Charles Brocket.

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