4-Speed Heckflosse: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230

The W110 fintail (Heckflosse in German) generation of Mercedes-Benz executive class sedans was built in 2 series from 1961 through 1968.  Today, the W110 won’t be on the podium at any drag races, but it offers a leisurely approach to vintage car ownership.  Find this 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 here on eBay bidding for $2,801 with 2 days to go, located in Fort Wayne, IN. 

 The W110 can cost you an arm/leg if you drive the car everyday and use a fancy German car mechanic with kids who need braces…but for the DIYer who drives it on the weekends, it shouldn’t cost much more than a domestic alternative.

Under the hood is a 2.3 liter M180 inline-6 that puts out 135 horsepower and 145 ft-lbs of torque via a twin carb setup.  I wonder what kind of modern AMG monster you could fit in that space…

The 4-speed manual shifter located on the floor isn’t the most common setup that you’ll see, but it does offer the best driving experience for driver inside us.

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