The Mercedes-Benz 220 Heckflosse were sedan cars that were produced during the years 1959-1968.
'Heckflosse' in German means 'tailfin' which was a type of tail style that was used in 60's by several brands including Chrysler, Chevrolet and Cadillac. While the purpose of these tail shaped fins in America was to improve the wind resistance at the tail side, Mercedes-Benz's idea to introduce them was to improve the sight line or 'peilstege' (a hypothetical line from someone's eye to what is visualised).
Mercedes-Benz also introduced the safety steering wheel with the W111 and W112 models. Automatic gearbox, power steering and air-suspension were standard features.
Mercedes used the tailfin design extensively for their W110, W111 (220 model with a 2.2 litre, 6 cylinder engine) and W112 (300 SE model that came with a powerful 3 litre, 6-cylinder engine) models.
This car was driven across Australia to collect funds for charity. Sponsored by several firms the drive collected over US$ 8 million. This car was purchased by Mercedes-Benz and is currently in their museum in Stuttgart.
An extremely rare collectible in 1:43, this metal model has been gathering value over the years since few pieces have been created.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case.|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||5.8 x 3 x 3|