The late 1950s and early 1960s was the period when Mercedes-Benz enjoyed international long-distance racing and rallying success. The early 1960s in particular were characterised by the ‘Fintail’ saloons with six-cylinder engines (220 SE and 300 SE models). As a reminder of those motor racing successes and so as to uphold the traditions of the brand by reviving its remarkable racing history and by encouraging private drivers to take part in historical motorsport events, Mercedes-Benz Classic built a 220 SE (W 111 series) ‘Tailfin’ saloon in 2011 specifically for these events. The long-distance cup organised by the Fahrergemeinschaft Historischer Rennsport e.V. (FHR) was one of the events in which it has taken part. The vehicle complies with the provisions set out in Appendix K of the international sports regulations of the FIA (Féderation Internationale de l’Automobile).