Another rare wagon: ’65 Mercedes-Benz 200D Universal
You know by now that we have some degree of respect for Mercedes Benz large sedans from the 60s. They have this curious nickname, Fintail, because of tiny little fins flared out on the rear. The designers and engineers said they were for stability but we know it was for shear style. Right. We wonder what they would have called a ’57 Plymouth Fury. Mercedes never built a wagon version but they did allow some to be built along with Ambulances and Hearses. Most were made by a local coachbuilder and referred to as Universals. They are very rare and even more so here in the US. And that is why this one is for sale in Germany. This Universal was built by IMA SA in Belgium. This one was beautifully restored a few years ago and hasn’t traveled much since. The interior has all of the appropriate trim and sports a period correct radio. In fact the wood trim, dark gray leather (or M-B Tex) and Ivory steering wheel has a very luxurious feel to it. The body is also finished in gray and would make for a very practical addition to any Mercedes-Benz collection. I shudder to think how much it would take to bring an average example to this level. The sellers are asking € 29,000. Click here for the listing.