Continuing on with the Weekend Edition, and look at what else I uncovered from the Brown Car Appreciation Society Facebook Page: This is a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 S with a Ford 302 V-8 located under the bonnet instead of the Benz 2.8L inline six. So, is this Yankee Powered German Panzer desirable?
The listing is short and sweet:
1969 Mercedes Benz 280 S Class 55,000 original miles on body has small block Ford 302 Police Interceptor motor really clean no rust runs and drives great fast and turns a lot of heads wherever it goes will trade for a full size extended cab 4 x 4 truck
No punctuation is the least of your concerns about this listing, so let’s start out by pointing out a couple of other problems. There is no mention as to what type of transmission backs up the transplanted motor, but my guess would be a Ford Select-Shift Cruise-o-Matic 4-Speed, but I could be wrong. Next, does all the electrical systems work? No answer. How about the A/C? It looks like there is an A/C compressor attached to the engine, but does the system work? Finally, can the stock Benz independent rear axle and differential stand up to the power output of the Police Interceptor V-8?
Asking price for this mongrel is $5,500 which is a whole lot of cash for this type of car. It is interesting, and very unique, but can you use it on a daily basis? See the listing here, or if the ad disappears, click here.