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Ford V8 Powered Mercedes 250C...Horrible or Awesome?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 10:46 AM
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Looks like someone had too much time and not enough taste-I don't know who this would appeal to. It's a lot of money for a Frankenbenz

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I don't know who this would appeal to
Me. I've said it before and I'll say it again - older Mercedes' look good but are slower than hell, the diesels criminally so.

My Dad put a Mustang 289 into a 108 when I was a teenager, and even after I got it into a fender bender, the conversion is still going strong. I have designs on a Chevy LS6 being put into a 300SEL, and I'm POSITIVE I'll be making the purists heads spin.

I'm not sure I'd go $5500 for the thing, but I'd definately have an interest in such a car, especially with a decent interior to work forward from.
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Yeah, but a Ford...blecccccch.

I might could see a SBC in there. Maybe.
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I hope I did not offend anyone with my remark. I have never owner a underpowered Benz so I may have been quick to judge. Whatever gets you down the road!
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Me. I've said it before and I'll say it again - older Mercedes' look good but are slower than hell, the diesels criminally so.

My Dad put a Mustang 289 into a 108 when I was a teenager, and even after I got it into a fender bender, the conversion is still going strong. I have designs on a Chevy LS6 being put into a 300SEL, and I'm POSITIVE I'll be making the purists heads spin.

I'm not sure I'd go $5500 for the thing, but I'd definately have an interest in such a car, especially with a decent interior to work forward from.

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It seems a shame to do it to a rarer car like a Coupe, they should have picked a sedan for the conversion.

Even so, the factory itself has been known in the past to build up such test mules when doing competitive engine and driveline technology evaluations.

This poll needs a "just okay" button.
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I hope I did not offend anyone with my remark.
Me. I may be compensated with beer (I'm not offended)
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I am more of a "Ford in a Ford", "Merc in a Merc" kind of guy, but for bang-for-buck its hard to beat the US drivetrains. The main trouble with the domestic powertrains is that they typically don't suit the MB rear end ratio's, so you end up with a drag car.

I am once again going the "merc in a Merc" route, as my new acquisition arrived yesterday - a 2000 E55 AMG engine and trans, destined for my 1967 W111 250SE coupe... Once I learn about computers...
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I voted "awesome" merely because it means this car has a better chance of surviving because it has a motor the average yank mechanic will understand and that whomever did it cares enough about the car to not let it become a beater. Who knows, maybe it was looking at a new motor and a M130 wasn't economically feasible, so go with something else...

They are keeping it alive, vs the 250C I just saw go to the wrecking yard because its string of owners didn't think it was awesome enough to keep going...
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