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I was looking around on Youtube when I came across this

YouTube - SEL55...??

I dont know what else to really say??

This guy has to be an idiot doing this
 

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uh... i don't think he's an idiot at all, i'm actually pretty damn impressed.

i'd LOVE to have a sleeper like that. (i'd even badge it down to a 280se just to mess with people!)
 

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Why would he be an idiot? If he's got the $$ to do it, why not?? ;-)

He now owns a one-of-a-kind unique vehicle which he can be proud of!
 

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Well please excuse my wording then...Thinking about it it is quite a modification made....

But then again how much does a 420 SEL cost and an SLK55?? To take one apart is ......Well doesnt matter...Anyone have any details on this car by any chance??
 

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I'm sure he didn't pull the engine out of a perfectly good SLK55..you can buy these engines which have been removed from wrecks, fire damage etc from several engine companies around the world. ;-)

Tho, the time, engineering and dollars that went into it I can imagine to be very extensive. Not as simple as it looks!
 

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Im sure the transmission isnt the original from the W126...Ive messaged the guy on YouTube seeing if he knows anything more
 

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You guys actually believe this?? Hes just photoshopped the top of the M113 over the standard 420. take closer looks. Oh and that sounds nothing like the AMG M113, wheres the whine, you should be able to hear it over that gay music. Heres a pic so you can compare. However id love to be proved wrong just to see this actually done would be cool, but I doubt youd leave the car looking stock like that.
 

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Im sure the transmission isnt the original from the W126...Ive messaged the guy on YouTube seeing if he knows anything more
you think?? 350Kw through a 722.XXX? I give up.
 

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I said I was sure it wont work:D

Doesnt look too fake:confused:
 

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you think?? 350Kw through a 722.XXX? I give up.

AAHAHAHAHAHA!!! whatanüb!

and yeah, that's the worst photoshop ever. i'd love to kick that poser nutgobbler right in the neck.. it's a stock 420 with the exhaust cut off. guarentee it. probably rex...
 

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yah, thats a photoshopped engine alright. The 55 engines has two snorkel intake tubes, one on each side. If this is a true vehicle, why would the video have a still picture for the engine shot and whole vehicle shot? then a horrible all over the place shot, that way to dark to see anything?
 

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Thats a good question...If hes so proud of that why didnt he get out and show it while it was running...:confused: ...Although the sound is quite close to a SL55...but I have not heard one of those rev up that high in a while..
 

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This guy used to post on this forum his sig included a 700hp skyline GTR or something, i think he got flamed a bit for asking the usual "what after market perf. stuff is avaliable", when he says he has a bottle rocket like the skyline, whats the point of doing up a 420?
 

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hahaha.. i remeber that guy! i flamed him for sure. not in a mean way, but i remember i kept asking him why he'd be so interested in upgrades for his 126 if he has a 1,000,000hp R34 Skyline GTR. i knew he was a troll/liar from the get go, but now he's crossed the line.
 

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Haha, what a dumbshit! If I was blazin, I'm sure I would've picked up straight away that the AMG was a fake! The power of the natural 'erb ey!
 

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You guys are on to it, though, it doesn't take a genius to see it is fake

* A single M117 snorkel
* M117 plumbing around the engine
* A pretty standard looking W126 radiator (surely not adequate)

...and a couple of photoshop booboos
* The front of the engine cover has mysteriously merged with the fan shroud
* A small portion of the M117 power steering reservoir is visible

 

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That's a great motor! I have one in my '53 300D Adenauer cabriolet, and one in my 540K!

Seriously, one needn't even bother looking at the oustside of the car or the engine bay to figure out that this guy is full of BS. Maybe someone could put that mill in there, and maybe they would leave on the VERY DIRTY 15-hole wheels (I wouldn't) but there is one dead giveaway in this video. The car supposedly was built for an old man who wanted "new-Benz power" in their older s-class. A respectable aim. However, the "old man" would probably be perfectly happy with the Becker head unit, or would upgrade to a unit that is more user-friendly, like a Nakamichi. The bling-bling ricer deck in that car would not appeal much to someone who is scared that the devil will steal their soul via power-folding mirrors.
 
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