Mercedes-Benz Fintail

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Mercedes-Benz W110 fintail

Mercedes Benz Fintail (German: Heckflosse) is a nickname given to several Mercedes passenger vehicles produced from 1959 to 1968, which replaced the former Ponton series.

The styling, similar to other contemporary European and Japanese car models, referred to the US tailfin era, though in an attenuated variant. It included tail fins for aerodynamic stability,[citation needed] though never officially designated as such (they were designated Peilstege to facilitate parking, marking the end of the car in the rear-view mirror). The production series included:

The fintails were only insinuated on two-door coupé and cabriolet versions.

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