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. 

For the past 17 years, Aust-Star Motors have sold me and serviced five Mercedes Benz Cars.

Their privately owned and operated team has delivered quality, value for money, and peace of mind old fashioned Customer Service. As owners, Andrew and Theo are straight up front, where “their word is their Bond”….a rare quality within the Motor Industry. I look forward to their providing continued peace of mind motoring.

- Malcolm S. | 14 May 2015
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