A DREAM REALIZED: THE LUXURY MERCAMINO, HIGH-END CUSTOM BUILD, 2 MUCH 2 LIST!!

Price: US $16,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: S-Class
  • Type: Pickup (Truck)
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 33,715
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 4.2 Liter V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Cruise control, Power locks, Power windows, Power seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Safety options: Driver airbag
  • Options: Leather seats, CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1988 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Need a parts chaser with a bit of German flavor? How about the most attention-grabbing hauler you've ever seen? However you slice it, his 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL pickup isn't your average Autobahn stormer. Custom built by the guys at German Motorcars in Florida, t's a beautifully rendered German version of a purely American invention.Starting life as a prestigious 420SEL luxury sedan, his awesome truck/car now has an ultra-clean look that looks like it could have come from the factory in all of this glory. The silver and blue paint combination looks vaguely reminiscent of the factory's dealer service vehicles, nd that might be purely intentional on the builder's part. Of course, t's like nothing the factory's ever built for public consumption, ut that doesn't make it any less cool. The original S-Class sedan was sectioned behind the front seats and a custom bulkhead was built to separate the passenger compartment from the bed. Then the entire bed was hand-fabricated and the bodywork was extensively modified to keep its Mercedes-Benz identity but with an entirely different shape. The doors, uarter panels, nd trunk lid were all sectioned and salvaged to retain the OEM look, ut they're so seamlessly stitched together that you'll never spot the modifications. It's got a few signs of use here and there, ut that's hardly a demerit for a car this useful. A few chrome pieces keep its upscale vibe, nd with the big grille and three-pointed star emblems, obody will ever mistake this for anything but a high-end luxury cruiser.The interior keeps all its Mercedes-Benz bits as well, ncluding the supportive blue leather bucket seats. In fact, he door panels, arpets, ashboard, nd all the controls are completely stock and fully functional, aking this one of the most luxurious pickup truck ever designed. A big steering wheel frames familiar Mercedes-Benz gauges, he Teutonic shifter still manages the transmission, nd the stereo system was heavily upgraded to fill the modified passenger compartment with sound. Things like automatic climate control, ower windows and locks, ruise control, nd those cool pictograms for the power seats all remain in place, o from behind the wheel, ou'll never even notice the modifications. Everything works, oo, hich is always a nice perk.Although the badge on the tail says "KOMPRESSOR" (which is German for supercharger), his is a stock 4.2 liter OHC V8, he same one that has powered these cars for decades. Smooth, orquey, nd capable of cruising for hours on end at triple-digit speeds, t's still an awesome choice for a truck, r, ar like this. It was rebuilt when the truck conversion was done, hich was about 35,000 miles ago, nd given the durability of these machines, t should out last us all. Bright blue cam covers highlight the largely stock engine bay and you can see that there are quite a few new components throughout. The A/C has been converted to R134a refrigerant for ease of maintenance and many of the belts and hoses are new. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission changes gears without any drama and the fully independent suspension still feels supple and sophisticated. Four-wheel discs are standard equipment, oo, nd a recent exhaust system has just the right V8 rumble, ut it's ever so hushed. Late-model AMG alloys complete the OEM look and carry a recent set of 235/45/17 Continental performance radials.It's definitely unusual, ut the build quality and the awesome look will make this Mercedes the star of any show it enters, nd it's remarkably practical to boot! Call today!VIN:WDB1260351A408542