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Pawel66

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Help With Ponton Data Card Please!
« on: February 17, 2021, 22:47:02 »
I have a kind request regarding Ponton 220SE Data card. alipnaltd has done a terrific job (as usual) on my Ponton data card decoding all the blurry letters. It appeared that my data card was composed of two pieces, so he split them nicely.

I wanted to kindly ask those Ponton experienced and those German speaking Members to take a look at words and abbreviations - if they make sense. Please kindly suggest corrections.

My second question is about the upholstery of this car. I understand it was MB tex, non perforated. I cannot find the colour. I have no idea what is said there about the carpets potentially.

What is STR. T. 826?

What is: DB 631 557 Ristelhueber Hbg.? Looks like address in Hamburg :)

Please help!

I am enclosing the "original" in pdf and the recreated ones.


« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 09:25:04 by Pawel66 »
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Re: Help With Ponton Data Card Please!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 12:53:52 »
In field "5", the letters "Nr" are missing behind Fahrgestell-

The NY address on the "Lieferschein" should say "Fa" instead of "Da". I guess it is a typo, even on the original.

Ristelhueber may have been a Hamburg MB dealer that facilitated the transatlantic shipment.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 13:02:23 by MikeSimon »
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Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
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Re: Help With Ponton Data Card Please!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 15:12:12 »
Mike, thank you for your kind attention! I found forwarders company under this name, but not in Hamburg. I will follow up on this as it may be some clue and it may be logical.

Any idea about the STR abbreviations? Any carpet descriptions?
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 20:48:19 by Pawel66 »
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Re: Help With Ponton Data Card Please!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 09:02:01 »
Hi Pawel,
my 2 cents:
- Ausstattung 44/1: front bumper with guards - US-version
- DB 631: first aid kit/box
- 557: ??? Maybe option code for transport, logistics and customs; maybe a zip code for a former branch office of Ristelhueber (they had several in Germany); maybe a typo 55/1: steering wheel ivory-colored
- Ristelhueber Hbg.: company for transport, logistics and customs in Hamburg
(company history: "1950-1984: In 1950, Ernst Zügel was the owner of the business, which is based in local and long-distance transport, warehousing, rail transport and customs clearance.")
- upholstery:
  Tex 1074 n. perf.: MB-Tex colour 1074, medium red, not perforated
  Str. T. 826: ?

Maybe you can find more here: http://www.mbzponton.org/
...Wolfgang
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 09:16:24 by WRe »

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Re: Help With Ponton Data Card Please!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 09:50:17 »
Fantastic! Thank you so much!

We will decode it piece by piece. I had a hunch on this logistics company....

Since it is MB Tex (sort of reversed Sonderpolsterung) maybe this time I will make it tan or cognac leather as the car was dark green.

Will look for carpet info.

I will check the steering wheel.
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Re: Help With Ponton Data Card Please!
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 14:23:10 »
Pawel:

You may find this interesting to have. It is a small book I picked up in a bookstore in Germany several years ago. It deals with the Ponton models and their history. It doesn't have detailed option descriptions, but a lot of nice images and other tech specs. mostly compiled from contemporary sales literature. Maybe you can still get it somehow.
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Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
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Re: Help With Ponton Data Card Please!
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 18:36:33 »
Mike, thank you! Much appreciated!
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