Mercedes-Benz 220S Saloon
1959-1965, 161119 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Mercedes unveiled its new six cylinder 220 models in 1959 introducing the second generation of saloons and coupes to use the 220 model designation. Like the previous 220 the new cars had a 2195cc six cylinder engine with choice of either S or SE specifications. The SE model featured fuel injection and from 1962 disc brakes were available.
The 220 Saloons shared a similar body with the smaller "Fintail" models. Unlike the smaller engined cars the 220 came with "stacked" headlamps either side of the traditional Mercedes grille. Production continued until 1965.
|2195cc||S6 OHC||Mercedes S6|
Road Test - Mercedes-Benz 220/300SE 'Fintail'
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 24 March 2005|
|Road Test - Mercedes-Benz 220/300SE ’Fintail’ - Built 1959-69, two-and four-door saloons, estates. Front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, 2195cc and 2996cc six-cylinder overhead-cam engines.|
Buying Power - Mercedes Fintails 1959-67
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 14th January 2004|
|Buying Power - Mercedes Fintails 1959-67 - Mercedes-Benz built it's reputation for engineering exellence when it launched the Fintail range of cars forty-five years ago. Michael Hayes looks at how well they've lasted and tells you how to find a minter.|