• Mar 26, 2009
Say you have a Mercedes-Benz W140 S-Class from two generations ago, but you really want is a Mercedes W221, the current generation car. Well, what else is an individualistic plutocrat to do other than give a willing tuner an unknown (and seemingly substantial) quantity of cash to make a few changes?

We can only guess at what amount of time and money was needed to fabricate and swap this new front and rear (which we'd like to think cost a lot less than a used W221 in decent shape), and we can't say we're not startled by the result. But our opinion matters not: the car lives, it's here to stay, and the owner must be happy... and maybe a little odd. Check out pics of the FrankenMerc in the gallery below. Hat tip to reader AMG!



[Source: Mercedes4Arab]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      my two favorite S-Classes balled into one and depressingly uglified. ugh!

      I thought the general rule was if you're gonna drive an older model of any car, you should at least bring some class with it. being gaudy with an older model is NEVER a good idea. he should at least complete the job and change the doors so that it's not blatantly obvious. If he changes the doors there'll just be something that just doesn't look quite right about the car that you just can't put your finger on... until you finally realize it 30 seconds later.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That car appears to be armoured. Hard to tell for sure, but it looks like there are some substantial A-pillars extending behind the front windscreen. That explains why it was converted as opposed to replaced.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is not a government car however, as Lebanese government plates use a different numbering system. It's probably a hashish growers car...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it's awful.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The W140 is badass. I've always wanted one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like something I'd expect to see on Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn with 3 rims and a donut with cracked tail light lenses, and "Hard Azz Hell" written in the top of the windshield. Lambo front doors, too, if we're lucky...
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's great... but 95% of what makes this car such a great automobile is underneath the skin. Fail
        • 5 Years Ago
        its an armored vehicle. A conversion like that will cost more than buying a new S-Class, but probably not more than buying a new armored S-Class.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh,man...What a awful look...I would prefer a W140 more than any other S...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why? It's probably cheaper to just buy a new one, and it wouldn't look like this bastardized contraption.
      FEW
      • 5 Years Ago
      No sure about the reliability of these cars but maybe the older ones were more reliable? It'd more than pay for itself then.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I always thought the W140 was one of the best-looking generations of S-class. It looked so mafia...

      Shame to ruin it like that...
      • 5 Years Ago
      why not just buy a new one? less work, it'll be under warranty, and probably cheaper to boot...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Judging from the windshield, it is massively armored. So "just go and buy a new one will not work".

        Ya know, we Germans are a poor people, so here it is common that the armored cars run by the federal state (Laender) governments usually are used up to mileages of 500.000 or 600.00 miles. And this means lots of engines and lots of suspension parts (autobahn speeds, and weights in excess of 7000lbs). It is just cheaper than new armored cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Judging by the wheels is also owned by a pimp LOL
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, and further evidence we still pay too much for gas.
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