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. 

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As an enthusiast and collector of classic Mercedes I tend to be fastidious when it comes to the care and servicing of my cars. As a businessman, I have a keen eye for value. What I seek therefore is that special and rare combination of experience, resources, advice and top-level service at a price point that allows me to give proper care to my classics without breaking the bank. For over 15 years, I have found that combination at Aust-Star Motors. Classic cars require special knowledge and care, which AustStar delivers in abundance. Their advice is exceptionally valuable and I have greatly appreciated their guidance when making acquisitions. Most important however is their genuine enthusiasm for and deep knowledge of Mercedes vehicles. I have never posed a question they could not answer, they have always sourced every part I have needed and they have found solutions to my every service need. AustStar motors really is Babylon for classic Mercedes and I won’t take mine anywhere else!

- Ashley G. | 6 May 2015
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