The Mercedes-Benz Benz 180 is the first Mercedes-Benz with a "Ponton" body and a unibody structure. The project for the Mercedes-Benz 180, the first model produced in the W120 family, dates back to 1951, but the car was presented in 1953. At its debut the 180 did not receive great acclaim, largely due to the new shape of its bodywork which the public was not used to and which was not appreciated by the more traditionalist customers. After the first difficulties, however, the 180 began to be appreciated: people liked its behavior on the road, the careful assembly and the reliability of the engine.
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1954 Mercedes-Benz 180 D
- Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz
- Chassis n°: 120110-4511348
- Engine n°: 636930-4511570