Frankenbenz Update 2

Mercedes 190E on a C63 AMG chassis

It’s very exciting to watch the progress Piper Motorsport is making with their Frakenbenz project. Since our last update the company installed the new custom wheels from fifteen52. These will hold 235/40R18 tires in front and 275/35R18 tires in back. They also installed a rear mounted water cooler for the supercharger on the 6.2 L … Read more

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1994 Mercedes Wagon with a Turbo LSx – Part 14

Deboss Garage 1994 Mercedes W124 E320 with a turbo LSx V8

Deboss Garage continues working on the 1994 Mercedes W124 E320 wagon project. The goal of the project is to replace the 3.2 L M104.99x inline-six with a turbo LSx V8 and produce enough power to make an 11-second quarter-mile pass. In this episode Rich installs his custom GM alternator bracket, coolant pipe, and a lot … Read more

Mercedes SLK with a Judd V8 Update

Mercedes-Judd SLK340 with a 3.4 L Judd DB V8

Reto Meisel brought his Mercedes-Judd SLK340 built by Meisel Motorsport with a new livery to Rampa da Falperra in Braga, Portugal. The car did great thanks to Reto’s skill and its 3.4 L Judd DB V8 from a LMP2 that makes 610 horsepower and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. Enjoy the amazing V8 sounds … Read more

Frankenbenz Update

Mercedes 190E on a C63 AMG chassis

We first shared Piper Motorsport‘s amazing Frankenbenz project in 2015. The project’s lofty goal was wrap a Mercedes 190E body around a C63 AMG chassis. Thus giving the classic sedan AMG’s amazing 6.2 L M156 V8, SpeedShift seven-speed transmission, suspension, brakes, and electronics. The company recently installed a supercharger, finished body/paint and is working on … Read more

1994 Mercedes Wagon with a Turbo LSx – Part 13

1994 Mercedes W124 E320 with a turbo LSx V8

Deboss Garage continues working on the 1994 Mercedes W124 E320 wagon project. The goal of the project is to replace the 3.2 L M104.99x inline-six with a turbo LSx V8 and produce enough power to make an 11-second quarter-mile pass. In this episode Rich explains why installing the engine takes so much time and then … Read more

Mercedes SLK with a Judd V8

Mercedes-Judd SLK340 with a 3.4 L Judd DB V8

This special race car called the Mercedes-Judd SLK340 was built by Reto Meisel and his team at Meisel Motorsport with help from Mercedes tuning house Carlsson Germany. The car’s engine is a 3.4 L Judd DB V8 from a LMP2 that makes 610 horsepower and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. The video below shows … Read more