Lot 253 - 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 Saloon
|Odometer reading||96,120 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £11,000|
The W110 ‘Fintail’ was a line of midsize cars developed by Mercedes-Benz in the mid-1960s. They were introduced with the 190c and 190Dc saloon in April, 1961, replacing the W120 180c/180Dc and W121 190b/190Db, it was the first series of Mercedes-Benz cars to be extensively crash tested for occupant safety. The body was derived from the W111 series but with a 145mm shorter nose and rounded headlights, although the rear end was identical to the W111 220b. The interior layout and dimensions were also identical to the W111 220b but with fewer options such as fixed back seats and bakelite trim on the dashboard.
This handsome 230 Fintail presents extremely well in grey with a contrasting white roof and is complemented with a red interior. At some point during its life the engine on this car was replaced with a two litre unit. The paperwork shows that this Mercedes-Benz benefitted from a substantial recommissioning in December 2016. More recent expenditure included four new tyres and a new brake servo. This car is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until December 2019. This pleasant German saloon car offers a tremendous opportunity to purchase a piece of Mercedes-Benz history that is not only very useable but offers style, grace and comfort.
Previous lotLot 252 - 1961 Triumph TR4
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