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An ambitious project is about to get underway: The creation of a (unique?) 140 shooting brake.

I have collected 140’s for many years and enjoy them immensely. Many of you already know that.

Several years ago, I purchased a forum member’s damaged S600 coupe, with this idea in mind. I also purchased an E-class wagon that had a seized motor. I have finally found the fabricator I would feel comfortable doing the work to merge the two bodies in a way that would produce a shooting brake.

The project gets under way this week.

I am expecting its conclusion some time this summer.

I will ask everyone on the forum to give me their thoughts and advice. I will definitely need some help as the coupe has NO INTERIOR, whcih was stripped out of it before I bought it.

This is not the first ground-up resto-mod I have done. Some of you may recall Mallorie, a 1992 600SEL that was destined for the scrap yard, saved with a complete overhaul, paint work, interior completed in 2013, that won BEST IN SHOW at Montvale in 2014.

Photos will follow. Updates will be regularly supplied.

Wish us luck!
 

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Good luck stryker! Always fun to have projects.

Can you clarify what's a shooting shoe for the uneducated individual? Which body part is going where?
 

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A shooting brake is a two-door station wagon or estate is the term used in England.

A modern shooting brake is the Ferrari FF.

Originally designed by Rolls Royce and Bentley to serve the fox or bird hunters in the English countryside, it was the vehicle the guns and ammo would be carried in, or the dogs, or the beaters, the men who would beat the bushes to flush out the game. A versatile vehicle designed to serve the needs of the hunt.

Or another version of our elegant C140 body with the glorious M120 motor aboard.
 

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I know others have tried placing a M120 engine inside a E500, but that’s another issue that, in my opinion, is harder to do, given the mouse coffins, etc.
 

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Good luck with the resto-mod. A W140 Shooting Brake with an M120!

Sounds more like a Rocket Brake!

:devil
 

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Sounds interesting. Do you have any concept rendering you can share?
 

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Hi Stryker!

That's such an amazing project to engage in! Best of luck with it!!! I can't wait to see the progress.

Some time in '94 Italian design firm and coach builder Zagato actually built a C140 shooting brake concept. Something I only recently discovered. Here are a couple pics!
 

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Great pics!! Thanks for sharing! This is exactly what I’m looking to do with my project. But I didn’t have a template until these photos showed up. Thanks again!!
 

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Oh, and I have early coupe inner door panels, rear side panels, rear seats, both consoles, package shelf/speaker covers, and if I get to exchanging it, a standard dash panel (not Exclusive). All for a 94 S600 coupe. No front seats, carpets, 3rd brake light, or any pillar/inner roof panels, seatbelts, or underdash panels. All in pretty decent shape. Parchment/mushroom. This interior is from before the Exclusive option was available for the coupes.

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Come-on guys :1poke:

I'm going to send the misses to the car dealerships for a "shooting brake" :laugh

I'm going to send her for "Station Wagon" I will settle for pissy "Estate" term

This is the USA..

Martin
 

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Come-on guys :1poke:



I'm going to send the misses to the car dealerships for a "shooting brake" :laugh



I'm going to send her for "Station Wagon" I will settle for pissy "Estate" term



This is the USA..



Martin
Well...
Most shooting brakes I've seen differ from normal station wagons and estates by being two doors, rather than four doors.
Kinda like the 1956 Chevy Nomad.

To be honest, I'd not seen the term either until I ran across the Jag XJS conversion I linked to earlier in this thread.

I just wish estates were more common in the US these days. I'm so tired of SUVs and crossovers (crossover WHAT?) that are so huge and have so little room, that I could scream.
 

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Yea, another one Crossover..... :wtf:

Like "Alarm Fires" or "Choppers" :wtf:

I'm just not into stupid words, nor acronyms unless defined at every topic...

MAVA
 

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Stryker, we look forward to contributing.



e320 and the 1997 s600



Surprisingly enough, the rear points (above tails) on both donor e320 and 600 are equidistant apart from one another. Utilization of the factory 600 tail light will be ideal.

The Zagato concept/design is a great point of reference however, not what Stryker is targeting. Keeping this factory-esque, consider this more of a performance rooted approach. A concept with the very tasteful AMG style we'd all hope to expect from a full custom such as this.
 
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