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Ponton W128


The Mercedes-Benz W128, commonly known as the Ponton, was a series of luxury cars produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1953 to 1959. The W128 series included various body styles, including sedans, coupes, and convertibles. The Ponton Convertible, also referred to as the Cabriolet A or Cabriolet D, was among the open-top variants offered.

Stylistically, the Ponton Convertible featured the classic design elements of the era, characterized by its elegant lines, rounded shapes, and a distinct sense of luxury. The Ponton series marked a departure from Mercedes-Benz's pre-war designs, introducing a more modern, unibody construction with pontoon-style fenders, thus earning the "Ponton" nickname.

The convertible variant of the W128 Ponton was available in two models, the Cabriolet A and the Cabriolet D. The Cabriolet A was a two-seater convertible, while the Cabriolet D featured seating for four occupants. Both models offered a power-operated soft-top roof, allowing for open-air driving experiences.

Under the hood, the Ponton Convertible was powered by various inline-six-cylinder engines, known for their reliability and smooth performance. These engines provided adequate power for comfortable cruising, typical of luxury cars of that era.

The interior of the Ponton Convertible was designed with a focus on luxury and comfort. It featured high-quality materials, finely crafted wood trim, and plush seating upholstered in leather, providing a luxurious and sophisticated cabin environment.

The W128 Ponton series, including the convertible models, was considered advanced and luxurious for its time, showcasing Mercedes-Benz's commitment to quality craftsmanship, engineering excellence, and comfort.

While the W128 series, including the Ponton Convertible, might lack the modern amenities and technology seen in contemporary cars, it remains a classic symbol of Mercedes-Benz's heritage, appreciated for its timeless design, elegance, and historical significance in the automotive world.

Replacement Roof

The replacement convertible roofs that we supply and fit are OEM parts. This ensures the highest quality and reliability for both you and your vehicle. Crafted with precision and adhering to strict standards, these roofs epitomise excellence in both performance and durability.

Convertible roof replacements featuring an encapsulated rear screen include a brand-new screen encapsulated within the new replacement roof.

We stand firmly behind our craftsmanship, offering a comprehensive 12-month guarantee on both our work and the roofs themselves. This warranty underscores our commitment to delivering not just superior products, but also the confidence and peace of mind that accompany our exceptional service and top-tier convertible roofs.

Available in a diverse array of colours, our selection allows you to personalise your vehicle while maintaining the assurance of OEM quality.


Common Faults Include....

  • Convertible top remains stuck in open position
  • Stiff operation of roof mechanism
  • Misalignment of frame affecting roof mechanism
  • Water seepage through weather seals
  • Insecure front roof attachment due to faulty catches
  • Torn, damaged, or frayed soft top fabric
  • Failure of tonneau cover or rear lid to close
  • Issues with stuck or damaged sliders on frame cover
  • Dryness or deterioration in weather seals
  • Cracks in frame or deformation in rear bow
  • Foggy or cracked plastic rear window
  • Boot lid fails to open
  • Torn, frayed, or damaged headlining
  • Obstruction in roof drains
  • Difficulty in operating stiff manual front catches
  • Shrinkage of weather seals, allowing visibility through gaps

Should any of these issues be present, feel free to get in touch with us via phone, email, or by completing our contact form. Your communication is valuable to us.


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  • Blue
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Maroon
  • Brown
  • Camel


At present, our inability to furnish pricing online stems from the dynamic nature of global economics, which has led to substantial fluctuations in the costs of parts and materials on a day-to-day basis. The intricate interplay of market forces, supply chain disruptions, and geopolitical factors has rendered pricing incredibly volatile, making it challenging to provide accurate and up-to-date figures in real-time.

As we remain committed to offering fair and transparent pricing to our customers, we find it prudent to ensure that any pricing information reflects the current market reality, hence our decision to refrain from online pricing until we can reliably provide figures that align with the ongoing fluctuations in the global economy.

For pricing concerning above make and model, contact us through via phone, email, or by completing the contact form provided below.

For immediate pricing information, we recommend contacting our office directly. We respond to emails and inquiries submitted via the contact form within a 24-hour timeframe.


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