Shabir Uddin imported a 1977 Lincoln Continental from Texas to his company BU Motors in Huddersfield, England. That car came with only 27,000 miles on the odometer and a 460 ci 385-series V8 under the hood connected to a C6 three-speed automatic transmission.
Shabir did not like the power output of the smog-era big-block V8. He figured the money spent upgrading the V8 could be used to install something more powerful and smoother running. That’s when he decided to use a 6.0 L M120 V12 from a Mercedes W140 with 68,000 miles. The project took eight months to complete with crucial help from F&R Engineering and MS2 Tuning.
As one might expect the 6.0 L V12 required a lot of work. F&R Engineering needed to modify the power steering system, engine mounts, crossmember, front accessories and pulleys, throttle bodies, radiator, oil pan, and driveshaft. MS2 Tuning tuned the engine using a Megasquirt ECU. The engine’s internals remain stock, so its expected to output around 420 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.
He also replaced the factory three-speed for a Mercedes W140 four-speed automatic. However the rear end was kept stock with 2.75 gears.
Shabir finished the project with a new coat of red paint accented with custom gold pinstriping. The plush interior was in great shape and left alone.
If you are interested in owning the car please contact Shabir at Merc600w140@ntlworld.com