The Mercedes W111 often referred to as the fintail model. Starting with 190, 220, 230 and the 300 was the biggest model with air suspension and 160hp. The 230 was carburetted version and had the same hp as the 220SE (120). The 230 S was produced between 1965-1968 and more than 41,000 cars were produced. Still today it is so rare to see one.
Exterior: This car came from Italy so the body is very much rust free. However, there are some scratches and smaller dents to be seen. The chrome is very good, but also here some smaller dents can be seen. Most likely from keeping all those little Fiats away from the Mercedes body. The grey colour (DB 190) is very elegant for this big car and the clear glass makes the lighter grey interior very visible. Rolling on good tyres with a thin white stripe. The underneath looks nice and solid. No signs of any previous welding.
Mercedes 230S W111 heckflosse
Interior: Yes, the Mercedes 230S was available with a full sofa in the front. It is a very cool option. Power steering and a vintage looking radio. New carpets and new rubber instep. The rest of the inside is all original and looks great. Seatbelts are available, but not in the Mercedes 230S for the moment.
Engine: Starts easily and has a great sound. Loads of power and a Mercedes 230S has better torque than the Mercedes 220SE. The carburettors are Zenith and they have just been rebuilt. The power steering and the head also rebuilt recently. And, new motor mounts fitted. Oil change and general service. New battery and exhaust.
2023-08-22 New valve guide seals fitted and a service with new oil spark plugs etc. Also bushings in the front end, new heater valves and levers.
History: This Mercedes 230S was sold new in Italy. It came to Sweden in 2021 and was registered by me here on the 23rd of June 2021. The Mercedes was registered for the first time in Italy by Signor Baluschi 1966-10-01. It comes with a binder containing copies of the Italian documents and original registration book. The original invoice and all the invoices of the parts and work done here in Sweden. Original toolkit, spare, jack and handbook.
What makes the Mercedes 230S W111 special?
- 230S is rare in fintail version
- Italian car with less rust issues
- Wonderful to drive
- Power steering
- New carpets
- Rebuilt top