Ford V8 Powahhh! 1978 Mercedes-Benz 300CD C123
The W123 E-Class Mercedes-Benz is known for a number of attributes, but speed is not in that group. However, if you ditch the smoky old diesel mill for a domestic V8, you might find some performance. Today’s W123 (actually a C123) has been given an injection of performance enhancing drugs via a small block Ford 302 and I love it. Find this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 300CD C123 offered for $14,750 in Beverly Hills, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1978 Mercedes Custom V8
title status: clean
Awesome Rust Free Custom V8 300CD Restomod Hot Rod in excellent all around condition with clean title. Ford 302 Auto… Looks Runs Fantastic. Professional custom build. Fresh major service… daily driver capable. Smog Exempt Rare model Nice weekend cruiser or addition to any collection. Wouldn’t take much to make it a major show car. Really cool fun car!!
Serious buyers can call me but no tire kickers please.
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One of the best things is because it’s registered as a diesel it’s smog exempt.Next change the final drive to something taller than the 3.69:1
Wow, very nice. Mechanicals look well sorted (A/C and all, maybe?). MB-tex interior looks great. I bet it’s a hoot to drive.
V8 swaps with AC are true unicorns.
If your’e going to ditch the powerplant might as well go all the way and ditch the tranny. Slushbox. No bueno!