Cars of Coolhaven

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Mercedes 220 SE (W111) fin body

September 18th, 2007 by Rolph · 1 Comment

We’ve digressed a bit from the format… cars of Coolhaven! So back to my beautiful neighborhood with this classy classic: the Mercedes 220 SE, build in the fifties and early sixties. This car was nicknamed the Heckflosse or fintail, but I must say that these fins don’t really stand out. Especially when you consider its American contemporaries. I really enjoy the front view of this car, although the interior isn’t bad either!

The 220SE were built with high attention to detail, almost mimicking the 330SC. They came equipped with polished wooden dashboards and door cappings, leather upholstery, and chrome trim. Under the hood was a 2.2-liter engine that produced nearly 135 horsepower and could carry the 220SE to speeds of 100 mph. The use of Bosch fuel-injection meant the increase in power while a reduction in fuel consumption.

The Mercedes was just here for a day, so probably just a visitor. What a shame. This really is a car that brightens the street, wherever it goes. Oh, and if you really fancy a grand lady of a Mercedes: try Googling for the convertible!

Update: Another Mercedes 220 SE Coupé (w111) fin body


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  • 1 dejurriaan // Sep 19, 2007 at 22:39

    actually i prefer the coupe! i love these lines!

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