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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Input Needed: Forum Family Project

To EVERYONE:

A forum friend got into an accident with his 1997 S600 Coupe, and it wiped out the four corners of the car. Then, he sold out the interior to another forum member.

What was left, I have received. Basically, it's a functioning M120 V12 engine, with a 5-speed automatic transmission, drivetrain, chassis, but not much else.

I have restored a w140 otherwise destined for the crusher, chronicled within this Forum, and that was fun. But this is a bit different. I have too little left to bring it back to what it was. But I am looking for ideas as to what may be made of this.

WHAT I AM ASKING FOR AND LOOKING FROM MY BROTHERS ON THE FORUM IS YOUR COLLECTIVE INPUT ON WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY.

This is the same motor as in the Pagani and other supercars. What ideas might bubble up if we open up to the Forum what may come??

I'm willing to entertain any valid idea. THINK!!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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This could be a collective project, sort of like the story of Stone Soup.

Make it a track car? Add a supercharger or turbo it? Create a custom car of some kind?

What would work and what might this become?

I would be happy to share the resources, share the credit for helping with this, make this truly a community project.

What say you?
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dude !
install it into a W124 coupe !
I double Dog Dare you !
if you build it, we will come !
a custom 600CE !

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The track car/midnight runner concept is right up there in stealth territory. There's a member in Canada with a 600 coupe that's missing the drivetrain...... Currently has a post about it. Eliminate weight, no chrome, poly bushings, beefed sway bars.....
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I'd definitely be turning it into a track car if it was in my hands!
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Wiped out all 4 corners with no interior? How bad is the external damage? I'll have to have a think.
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Find a really cool Speed Boat Hull that needs a new motor

Add twin turbo's as there would be plenty of room

Leave it all open so the Engine can be seen

Then go for a Blast on a Lake

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A friend of mine rang me & asked for my spare engine to create what you see in the pic below , i'm sure it was Stuart (attached link) .
I think it's a great idea .
On Pge two in the link you see the body of the car .
M120 Kit car - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

PS: I haven't been in the City of Sydney yet Stryker , it's not over for me yet ( remember the Brochure ) .
Listen to the Sound of this M120's,Wow.
http://deliciouscars.com/forgotten-cars-1/
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LEE; You naughty boy ,Now I want a Speed boat as well , Tell me what you like but I like the pic below more then the kick ass boat above lol.
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Find a really cool Speed Boat Hull that needs a new motor

Add twin turbo's as there would be plenty of room

Leave it all open so the Engine can be seen

Then go for a Blast on a Lake

Go for blast to Key West boat race in November.
2017 Key West Schedule |*Super Boat International

W140 or nothing
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The kit car idea is cool, but I'd prefer it mid mounted, like in a gt40 rep or similar. Or put it in a 124 wagon, which would be the ultimate grocery getter.
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