Jonny Lieberman hates his job. And who wouldn't, we ask you? Hanging out at racetracks, driving two of the very coolest high-performance station wagons on the planet and, of course, dressing up funny for nobody's benefit but yours, Internet Denizen. Sounds terrible, right?

Seriously, though, we tend to get a bit jealous when we watch any new episode of Head 2 Head from Motor Trend, let alone when the cars being compared are the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4Matic Wagon, and the 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Custom Wagon-based Icon Derelict. (Yeah, these cars have to be station wagons just to haul along those names.) The big-body Benz rocks all-wheel drive and is quicker to 60 miles per hour in than a Shelby GT500; the Icon hides a 6.1-liter Hemi V8 under bodywork that looks deliciously like a dog's breakfast. Just scroll down and hit the button, you know this one is worth your 16 minutes.


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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would get the Icon just to shock people at stop lights.
        Joe Liebig
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        I would get the AMG to shock people at the home depot.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
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      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      Keep doing Lieberman videos, MT. He is the only person out there who is nearly as interesting to watch and listen to as Chris Harris.
      Bill Burke
      • 1 Year Ago
      As an old DeSoto fan, I'm thrilled with the results. As a 16 year old senior in high school back in 1963 there was a 1960 DeSoto Adventurer for sale in my neighborhood that I so longed to own. It has fins, twin rear antennas and a long tube ram inducted big block under the hood and was a stunning bronze copper color. It was the most beautiful car I'd ever seen and I couldn't afford it and to my eternal regret, it was gone in short order to some luck buyer. What lived on was my love affair for the DeSoto. Sadly today we have Lexus, Infinity, Audi, BMW and no DeSoto,,, what's that about? Can you believe it, this darn video just made me upset all over again. Somebody took my DeSoto away from me 50 years ago, I'll never have had the joy that only a rare DeSoto can give, and truthfully, it still hurts. I wish I could do it over and find the cash that would have put that beauty on my parents driveway back in 1963. You bet I'd take that DeSoto over an AMG Mercedes, anytime any day.
      Sasha
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really, really wanted more information about the suspension, brake, etc. upgrades to the Icon :( I'm just curious where that $140k has been put...
        imag
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sasha
        Labor. Lots of labor. And I'll bet the price is that high because he doesn't particularly want to sell it. That body is one of a kind.
          domingorobusto
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imag
          This. Parts-wise, there's only about $50k-$60k there. An Art Morrison chassis is only about $15k-$20k, a mild 6.1 Hemi/NAG1 combo is only $6k-$8k, and the body was probably $15k on the outside (and probably a lot cheaper than that). All the money is in the labor and the uniqueness. He doesn't realy want to sell such a unique car he put so much love into, but everything has a price.
        Domenick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sasha
        Here's the original Autoblog post about it. If you check out the video at 3:45, some of your questions are sure to be answered. http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/03/jonathon-ward-talks-about-his-icon-derelicts-in-latest-egarage-v/ Any outstanding inquiries will probably be sated by its trip to Leno's garage. http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/18/icon-derelict-desoto-cools-its-heels-in-jay-lenos-garage/
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      The '52 really needs a turbo to make things fair. 750 WHP would really spice that car up :)
      Jeff Gilleran
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fantastic clip. Agree with you Imag.. Johnny has the enthusiasm that many lack. Makes me feel interested and excited to watch the video. Look forward to seeing more from him. :)
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      One correction, that is an "Art Morrison chassis" NOT an Art Morris otherwise a great video, like to see more.
      Jhambi Man
      • 1 Year Ago
      The icon can derelict my balls. AMG all the way.
      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where is the Chrysler Town and Country? That is a Desoto in the photo and the album is of a Chevrolet.
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry but that bearded guy is fricking obnoxious...
      DJEMiVT
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is one of my favorite videos so far. Very cool.
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