Fintail: 1967 Mercedes-Benz W110 230 Sedan – Sold!

Apr 2020 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

April 10th Update:  when we first featured this Mercedes-Benz Fintail sedan in early February, the seller seemed adamant about his $15,000 asking price.  Fast forward two months and we find the seller providing a more casual listing with a lower $12,500 price tag.  If you’re looking for a no-frills classic german car to visit local shows with later this summer, this Fintail Mercedes sedan makes for an economical alternative.  Good luck with the purchase!

Listed on Craiglist in Magnolia, Delaware is this white over red 1967 Mercedes-Benz W110 230 sedan the private seller recently lowered his asking $2,500 down to $12,500 for, which relies on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide shows the current caretaker has his 230 priced $200 more than the #3 “Good” estimate of $12,300.  The second series of 4-cylinder cars lasted just a few years. Production of the new 200, 200D, and 230 models commenced in July 1965, at Mercedes’ Sindelfingen plant. The 200 and 200D replaced the 190c and 190Dc models respectively. The engine in the 200 had the bore increased from 85 to 87 mm, giving a 1988 cc displacement, and was fitted with twin carburetors (the 190c had a single carburetor).

Visually, the second series models had the front indicators relocated from the top of the front fenders to below the headlights. At the rear, the taillights were squared off and the chrome trim was revised to feature two horizontal trim strips instead of chrome-trimmed tail fins. All models now featured air outlets with chrome trim on the C-pillars (identical to the W111 models). Inside, there were very few changes except all models now featured reclining front seats (excluding the bench seats), which had previously been an option on the 190c and 190Dc. The 230 had a central armrest in the back seat as standard.

We like this classic Mercedes for what it’s not. This is a plain-jane comfortable entry-level Mercedes-Benz in a great color combination that may not get you much attention, it will get gain you entry into any car show you elect to drive it to.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Condition is Very good to Excellent.
All original, no rust
Interior is excellent, everything works, clock , AM/FM radio.

2.3 liter 6 cylinder, 138 HP (rebuilt at 92K see photos), Dual 2 stage 2 barrel carburetors (just rebuilt)., 4 speed auto trans, power steering,
Additional photos on request.

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