Mercedes 220 Fintail Saloon 1965

By February 27, 2014Previous Classic Car Entries
Mercedes 220 fintail 1965 selling at the swva april 25th classic car auction

Mercedes 220 Fintail Saloon 1965 sold for £2,173 at the  April 25th Classic Car Auction

Lot 5

This barn find is one family owner (husband and wife) from new. Mileage showing 81,000 odd. The 6 cyl 2.2 engine gave a fair turn of speed and could top the ton with ease. Add all round independent suspension and it comes out the car you want to drive.

Condition: 3 Sold no reserve.

Sold for £2,173.

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Additional information on the Mercedes 220 Fintail

“The 220, 220S and 220SE (or W111) directly replaced the old six cylinder Ponton A saloons, although the two door Ponton A models remained in production until November 1960, the four cylinder Ponton A cars stayed in production until 1961 when they were replaced by new four cylinder W110 cars (see chapter 4) 1961: The 190 and 190D ). All three models had a six-cylinder engine with the same volume although they differed in horsepower output.

All cars had a manual transmission as standard but in the autumn of 1961, Mercedes increased the 220’s appeal by offering customers the option of their own four-speed automatic transmission with fluid coupling. This gave the car and additional prestige appeal in the days when in Europe automatic gearboxes were associated with luxury cars. Before this option, customers could choose a Hydrak clutch option which meant normal gearchanging by hand but without a clutch. The Hydrak clutch was a legacy from the Ponton A models but was never very successful with the Heckflossen. Hydrak drivers sometimes ‘misused’ the clutch and forget to remove their foot from the accelerator when changing gears.”

Source: The Heckflosse Homepage

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