Lorisner V12 Needs TLC: 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 W140
Guts, cojones, bollocks, che palle, chutzpah, sisu, etc. Every culture/language has it’s own word for when somebody does something that shows a certain sense of disregard for common sense. I don’t judge those folks for not exercising the same caution as the rest of us chickens, because sometimes the end result is land a man on the moon, or discovering the Peep. But this next car is going to take all of the combined guts, wherewithal, and arcane Mercedes-Benz knowledge to make it run again on all 12 cylinders…and my hat is off to the man, women, or eunuch who does it. Find this 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 offered for $2900 in Litchfield, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
1995 Mercedes Benz S600
cylinders: 12 cylinders
title status: clean
1995 Mercedes S600 Lorinser package. body and interior in great shape, needs mechanical attention. only half of the
V12 is currently running. Low price for an amazing car. Has new fuel filter, and fuel pump. Dont want this car sitting around since I have too many cars in my yard right now. $2900 cash FIRM. I have the title to the car. sold with that and NH bill of sale. Mileage is 137,648.
Please note to potential scammers: Buyer will have to appear in person with cash. No third party sales, vin check websites or vehicle shipping will be entertained. I also do not need help selling it so please do not ask.
See a better way to get yourself into some deep trouble? firstname.lastname@example.org
Only half of the V12 is currently running.
How’s the crank configured on these anyway?
These cars used two ECUs, each of which ran half the engine. Sounds like something has taken one of them offline. If you can’t get live data out of the ECU, though, finding what something has taken it offline is the big question.