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Yak Car Pic of the Day

Mercedes-Benz 230, Buffalo, N.Y.

The Mercedes-Benz 230 was built from 1965-1968, and was generally referred to as the Fintail, for obvious reasons. The 230 was the six-cylinder version of the four-cylinder-powered 200 and diesel-powered 200D. These cars were produced during the years when Studebaker-Packard was the official U.S. importer of Mercedes-Benz cars, and they were responsible for a good chunk of that company’s profits. This example, with its rather curious-looking black-painted chrome, was recently seen outside a service station on Hertel Avenue.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • Joseph Coppola

    MY COLLEGE BUDDY, FRANK SCOTTI FATHER HAD A 230 WHICH I THOUGHT WAS JUST TOO COOL. MY DAD CALLED IT A ‘KRAUTMOBILE” I GUESS THE BATTLE OF THE BULDGE DID NOTHING TO MAKE HIM ‘FEEL THE LOVE’

  • “they were responsible for a good chunk of that company’s profits” — would you clarify which company is which in this–? Thx.

    BTW, when I was a kid I knew a minister who drove one of these. I thought it a bit ostentatious, but was told a parishoner left it to him in her will. Uh-huh.

    • Jim Corbran

      It was Mercedes-Benz sales which accounted for much of Studebaker’s profits for a period in the 1960s.