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Lot 161 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230 S “Fintail”

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€23,570

Auction Schloss Dyck August 2016
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Lot Number 161
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 11101012099730
Year 1967
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 230S

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Description

The W110 was Mercedes-Benz’s entry level line of midsize automobiles in the mid-1960s. One of Mercedes’ “Fintail” series, the W110 initially was available with either a 1.9 L M121 petrol or diesel inline-four.

The W110 line was refreshed in July, 1965 to become the 200 and Diesel 200D (model year 1966 for North America); at the same time, a six-cylinder 230 (successor to the Mercedes 220) became part of the W110 line. Production lasted just three more years, with the W115 220 and 220D introduced in 1968. The W110 and the 6-cylinder W111 were the first series of Mercedes cars to be extensively crash tested for occupant safety.

At the rear, the tail lights were enlarged and squared off and the chrome trim was revised (including the removal of the chrome trim from the trailing edge of the tailfins). All models now featured air outlets with chrome trim on the C-pillars (identical to the W111 models). Inside, there were very few changes except all models now featured reclining front seats (excluding the bench seats) this had been previously an option on the 190c and 190Dc, and the 230 had a central armrest in the back seat as standard.

This lovely example is presented in beige with beige interior and sports an automatic gearbox. The present owner purchased the car from a gentleman who had owned if for some 16 years and whilst in his ownership, he completed oil changes every 5000 miles and replaced all brake tubes, refurbished the axle, changed the water pump and gave it a new gas pump and torque converter. A well looked after classic saloon with 62,117 miles showing on the odometer.


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