1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 Sedan (W121 Ponton)
Fist year-model 190 (W121 Ponton) in great original condition and only 70,100 kilometer in the odometer. The 190 was the up-market version of the 180 with a new 75-bhp OHC four-cylinder engine of 1,897cc that was detuned from the 190SL roadster, but still good for 86 mph. The car has Danish papers and registration dating back to October 18, 1956.
Odometer: 70,100 kilometer
Engine: 4-cyl. 1897cc/75 hp 2x1bbl
History of the 1953-1962 Mercedes-Benz W120 & W121:
The Mercedes-Benz 180 was launched in 1953 as the company’s first sophisticated unibody design. Nicknamed “Ponton” because of its rounded shape and known internally as the W120, the series lasted until 1962.
As Germany prospered in the 1950s, Mercedes-Benz offered more cars for the burgeoning middle class. The 190, internally known as the W121, was introduced at the 1956 Frankfurt Show. It was an up-market version of the 180 with a new 75-bhp OHC four-cylinder engine of 1,897cc that was detuned from the 190SL roadster, but still good for 86 mph. There were now four mounting points for the front sub-frame, which made the car smoother and quieter. Interior appointments were nicer but only the chrome strip along the rocker panel distinguished it from the 180 on the outside. A total of 61,345 were sold between March 1956 and August 1959. The 190b was introduced in June 1959, with a wider radiator shell and 28,463 found buyers.