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Found this on the tube. I hate it when people think they need to improve a Classic. A good rust removal and a respray in the factory color would make this a very nice DD.

'69 Mercedes 280 SEL Widebody RED PIG 2 Full Customized RestoMod Pro Touring build -1969 Mercedes 280 SEL Widebody "RED PIG 2Ē, LS 3/4.620hp and 590 ft lbs torque.
Check out the build process.

Off-Topic / Eurowiseís Long & Low Mercedes-Benz Hot Rod
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:05:24 PM »

Not a big fan of the front bumper but otherwise not a bad built. It is just a shame that they cut a mint 108 to do this project. :'(

You canít explain how you like cars Ė youíre just born with it, or youíre not.

Iíve always loved cars, despite my parents having no interest. Before I could drive, I would install stereos in all of my friendís cars, and then once I got my driverís license, I started working on them.

When I was 16 I bought a í95 Acura GSR, the coolest thing at that time. It was the same year The Fast and the Furious came out, and I thought, ďYep, this is it.Ē I lent it to my sisterís boyfriend, who totalled it later that night.

My parents offered to buy me a new car, but all we could afford was a beat-up í88 Volkswagen Jetta.


This looks just like my 1st car a Fiat 600 except mine had suicide doors I guess if it is not broken don,t change it just like the Heckflosse in the 2nd pic.

SKOPJE -- In Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, a small light blue car, reminiscent of bygone Communist times, silently zips through the streets in the first major attempt in the Balkan country to produce its own electric vehicle.

It is the brainchild of Skopje-based BB Classic Cars, a local company which restores vintage cars and now converts some of them to electric ones with help from a government innovation fund partly aimed at promoting greener technologies.

North Macedonia, which wants to join the European Union where tighter emissions rules are due to come into force in 2020, is battling major pollution mainly from car emissions and heating coal. It is planning to introduce subsidies for purchases of less polluting or zero-emission cars.

BB Classic Cars converted the Zastava 750, an upgraded license-built Fiat 600 popular across the now-defunct Yugoslavia, replacing its gasoline engine with an electric motor.

Vehicles / 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S 4-Speed on Bat
« on: June 06, 2019, 08:03:55 PM »
This 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S was purchased by Classic Motorsports magazine in 2011 as a project car and was refurbished over the course of three years, during which time it also participated in rallies and other events. The car was acquired in 2014 by the seller, who picked it up in March 2015 at Amelia Island in Florida and participated in the Orange Blossom Tour before bringing it to Arizona. A 2.5-liter M114 inline-six was installed during the refurbishment and is paired with a floor-shifted 4-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Additional modifications include an electric fuel pump, rear disc brakes, brake cooling fins, and 14Ē wheels. This W111 is finished in Light Blue over red MB-Tex and is now offered with records from the Classic Motorsports project and a clean Arizona title in the sellerís name.

Sure fetched a pretty penny already

Off-Topic / Mercedes-Benz, Mattel Make Matchbox Out Of Rally Legend
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:38:03 PM »
And itís gifting the new toy to first-grade girls.
I was having dinner a few months ago with a former Formula 1 driver. Iím not going to name names, but suffice it to say, it was a pretty cool experience. He had insights on racing and driving and cars that left me and my fellow car nerds transfixed. And then someone asked if he thought women would ever make it in F1.

He essentially said that women lack the physical strength and Ė due to their maternal instincts Ė the ability to compete with men. It was a surprising (and disappointing) comment, although it shouldnít be that shocking considering the hyper-masculine world of auto racing. But why? Why hasnít there been a successful female F1 driver? Why isnít there a more even gender split in amateur racing? Why arenít there more Ewy Rosqvists in the world?

Rosqvist, for those not up on their racing history, is a certified rally badass. The Swede, a Mercedes-Benz factory driver, was the first woman to win the 1962 Argentinian Touring Car Grand Prix and was a class winner at both the Monte Carlo Rally and the Nurburgring. And she did it at time when most American women thought their place was in the kitchen. To celebrate Rosqvist breaking the glass ceiling standing between her and the podium, Mercedes-Benz is teaming with Mattel to develop a special-edition Matchbox car based on Rosqvist and her silver Mercedes 220SE.

video here


Can,t remember if I posted this one already if so well here it is again. ::) :D

When it comes to cruising, it's hard to beat an old Benz. They're comfortable, spacious, and look the part. Jayesh Patel, subject of this latest Petrolicious video, knows this well, which is why he loves his 1968 280SE Coupe so much.

Patel got his love of cars from his uncle, who raced in rallies in their home country of Kenya. Since he was a boy, he watched his uncle compete, and even sometimes got picked up from school in the rally car. Patel's father owned a W110 "Fintail," which caused him to fall in love with the Mercedes brand, and the W111 specifically.

Now that is the ultimate Sleeper Love it

It's almost a cliche for car enthusiasts to complain that they don't make them 'em like they used to, but in reality, the classy lines and sensuous curves of the pre-CAD design era often mask questionable driving dynamics and completely outdated technology. The solution? A restomod like this classic 1970 Mercedes W111 "M-Coupe" rocking a 5.5-liter V-8 and running gear from a Mercedes-AMG SLK 55.

Mechatronik is a workshop in Pleidelsheim, Germany that specializes in meticulously restoring and tastefully modifying Benzes of every era. A quick perusal of their current listings reveals everything from a 1939 W29 540K Cabriolet to a museum-quality 1982 W123 280E to a 2009 SLR McLaren Stirling Moss. But we're here for the main event, the 1970 W111 with a beating heart straight out of the gates of Affalterbach.

Off-Topic / Seltene Rallyaufnahmen! 220SE / 230SL
« on: April 20, 2019, 12:22:41 AM »

« on: March 28, 2019, 09:31:21 AM »
From Autoweek

A tail-fin Benz from that blessed time when trunk badges denoted displacement

Given the continued presence of W123 Mercedes-Benz cars on the streets, embodying the image of the "vintage Benz" alongside the W108 cars, it's easy to forget what came before them. Mercedes' history in America certainly did not begin with the W123 or its more luxurious siblings, but finding an example of a sedan between the Adenauer and the Pagoda is a tall order these days.

The sedan in the photo above is one of those rare cars, hailing from Mercedes' short-lived Heckflosse or tail-fin era. Codenamed W110, it's a midsizer positioned below Stuttgart's more luxurious W112 cars, but it shared a large number of components with them. In a nutshell, the less expensive W110/W111 cars were simpler, less powerful versions of Mercedes' sedans of the time, lacking the luxury features and chrome details of the more upscale sedans. This makes them far more difficult to spot today -- because they were the everyday sedans of the time, they didn't get be pampered or preserved, in contrast to the pricey coupes and sedans in Stuttgart's lineup.

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Off-Topic / From the Mercedes Classic Mag
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:53:55 AM »

The sun is finally shining again.
Last week, a hurricane tore across South Africa, felled trees and blew cars into the sea. But now the sun is finally shining again. Table Mountain has a red-brown glow and the ≠asphalt on the road is dry, so now this story about true passion Ė an obsession even Ė can begin: a story of two men and a good number of cars, a story of youthful dreams and childhood memories. Itís all about the smell of oil and petrol, about a growing affection for old metal. And, of course, itís also about Africa.


As seen on CL Phoenix you would think if you ask that much for a MB your photos would look better.

Off-Topic / Blau
« on: March 05, 2019, 02:56:25 PM »

Go Behind The Scenes On Our 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Film Shoot

Often confused for its four-doored siblings until you see the thing in profile, the Mercedes-Benz W111 Coupe is about as stately as cars come. The first of many a great pillar-less coupe with a three-pointed star on its nose, the W111s are arguably among the most regal automobiles ever produced; here is a car designed to be let into the driveway via remote-controlled wrought iron gates.

For the owner of this 1968 280SE 3.5 Automatic example, Jayesh Patel, itís all about the luxury and the history embedded in this big coupe. Itís got an automatic gearbox, and while that may leave heel-toe enthusiasts wanting, you donít buy these cars for their agility and sportiness. This is the ultimate cruiser, a leather-swaddled land yacht that is equal parts engineering triumph and sensory indulgence. As Jayesh puts it, ďitís almost ambassadorial.Ē

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