LS1 Snail Powered: 1975 Mercedes-Benz 280SE W116
The term snail gets tossed around when you are discussing old Mercedes-Benz sedans…but not in the way you might use it here. This next W116 Mercedes-Benz has a snail under the hood…yes a turbocharger the size of a fully grown Giant African land snail that pushes air into an LS based 5.3 from a late model GMC Yukon. The black smoke you see behind thing thing isn’t soot…it’s tires. Find this 1975 Mercedes-Benz 280SE W116 offered for $18,000 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
1975 mercedes 280se
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: brown
title status: clean
1975 Smog exempt, clean title 280s. It has a 5.3 out of a 2003 yukon/4l60e. 78/75 vs racing turbo. 400lph pump with 80lb injectors. A bunch more runs like a champ. No ac! It’s not a new car don’t expect everything to work, but everything is possible just takes money. Ask whatever u want to know. Engine 90k miles body has 173 thousand
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That double chin intercooler/air dam/possum catcher attachment is a bit scary, the front seat is down to seeds & stems, and no AC in SacTown is flirting with the devil – but overall me likey!
And, let me guess… no AC.