Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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Purists beware: I'm about to blashpeme!!
An ex girlfriend had a Durango with the 5.7L hemi, an engine I fell in love with - sucker was powerful and very quiet. In lieu of a Mercedes engine, I had thought about a hemi in the 300. I found a guy on eBay who was selling his out of a Charger, to include all electronics, all accessories, the tranny, and even the rear end, all for $2000. Seems he wrecked the car and wanted to get as much out of it as possible. Given the proclivity my dad has for non-Benz-engine-swaps-into-Benz's, I thought this would be an interesting conversion.
And of course, I'd sell the Benz engine and tranny and scrap the 280. This, of course, is years down the road and just in the pipe dream stage.
If I used the 4.5, the 3.5's wiring harness would have to be scrapped, and I'd move the power train, plus all the wiring and electronics, over to the 300. Easy stuff...