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.
I have been taking my collection of new and classic Mercedes Benz to Theo Anthony for service and restoration purposes since 1988. During this period of 27 years my family have owned over twenty six cars and have bought several from AustStar. I have always received very satisfactory service and customer care from Theo and his team who have also been invaluable in sourcing hard to find parts for my classics.- Bill D. | 14 May 2015
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