Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957; as most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the sedan, the scope was focused on the exterior styling. Some of the mockups and prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling almost identical to what would be realised in the Pagoda roadster, but ultimately favoured the work of engineer Paul Bracq. The rear bodywork however, persisted, and thus though officially still called a fintail, the rear end design had no chrome fin highlights. Production began in late 1960, and in February of the next year the coupe was premiered in Stuttgart for the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Unlike the previous generation of two-door Ponton series, there was only one model for the two-door vehicle, the 220SE on both versions, with the identical M127 2,195cc engine. Options included a sliding sunroof for the coupe, automatic transmission, power steering, and individual rear seats.
For Sale is this beautiful Mercedes W111 220S Heckflosse (Fintail). The car has recently been imported and is Nova clear and fully UK registered with an age related plate (reg no: BPR 755A). Finished in Moss Green with light green, full leather interior and complementing Zebrano wood everything works correctly as it should.
Overall the car is in beautiful condition including the underside and mechanics. Any inspection is encouraged prior to bidding. Mileage reads 89,000 miles, however this would need to be warranted. The car comes with correct chrome number plate surrounds and these will be sold with the car plus a set of correct pressed steel number plates.