Saturday, October 22, 2016

4-Speed Heckflosse: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230

The W110 fintail (Heckflosse in German) generation of Mercedes-Benz executive class sedans was built in 2 series from 1961 through 1968.  Today, the W110 won't be on the podium at any drag races, but it offers a leisurely approach to vintage car ownership.  Find this 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 here on eBay bidding for $2,801 with 2 days to go, located in Fort Wayne, IN. 

 The W110 can cost you an arm/leg if you drive the car everyday and use a fancy German car mechanic with kids who need braces...but for the DIYer who drives it on the weekends, it shouldn't cost much more than a domestic alternative.

Under the hood is a 2.3 liter M180 inline-6 that puts out 135 horsepower and 145 ft-lbs of torque via a twin carb setup.  I wonder what kind of modern AMG monster you could fit in that space...

The 4-speed manual shifter located on the floor isn't the most common setup that you'll see, but it does offer the best driving experience for driver inside us.

See another fin-equipped classic?


  1. When i was stationed in Germany almost bought a 67 Model think it was a 230sl or s nicer then this but same puny 4 speed stick it was polar white this one looks tan or yellow the price was !k for a very clean car it changed hands a few times over the 2 years i was there always to another GI JOE. Great Autobahn car

  2. I can't believe the price compared to a BMW 2002- if I was in the market for sweet vintage German rides I'd take this in a minute.


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