Feature Car of the Month: 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220SB

At AustStar we believe that all Mercedes-Benz are special, but every once in a while AustStar Motors' workshop houses a special classic that is hard to come by...

This week AustStar Motors was delighted to have a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220SB booked in and when it arrived, it did not disappoint!

This car is truly a classic with its nickname, ‘Finnie’ attributed to its unmissable fin tailed shape rear; iconic for a Mercedes-Benz of its time. What is special about this Finnie is it that it has a manual transmission with a rare feature that could be easily missed if you did not know what you were looking for. The Germans use the terminology, “Hydrak” to describe a car of this model. A Hydrak simply means that the Mercedes has a clutch but no clutch pedal. Yep, this 1961 Finnie has a manual transmission with no clutch pedal! 

AustStar Motors carried out a standard Mercedes-Benz service while it was here, but overall this beauty is still running as smooth as it did back in the day, which is why this Mercedes-Benz 1961 22SB Fintail is our feature car of the month. 

Having originally been introduced to Theo and Andrew in the mid-90’s, I have continued to use them for the 4 Mercedes vehicles owned in that time, 3 of which were purchased through Theo. 

They have always been easy to deal with, honest and open when discussing issues that have arisen (or may be about to arise).  In that time they have serviced those vehicles through over 500,000 kilometres! I will be continuing to use and recommend Theo, Andrew, Michael and the team for many years to come.

- Ian H. | 22 May 2015
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