I see two potential paths to excellence with this next big W124 Mercedes-Benz 500E limo. The first is that you could drive as-is and provide the ultimate carpool experience for your coworkers, and the second option is you could pull that sweet 5.0 liter M119 V8 and put it into a 300TE wagon for a […]
A custom stretch limousine (like the ones that use the Lincoln Towncar as the chassis) are a dodgy proposal once they get 100k miles and 30 years on the frame. The workmanship of a custom car manufacturer isn’t horrible, but it is not the same as an OEM built classic. So if you want an […]
I know what you are thinking. Those DailyTurismo guys are hitting the bottle and are going to go on a W123 Mercedes bender. Again. Anyway, this next W123 is extra special because it is one of the rare long wheelbase (134 inch vs 110 inch for sedan) limousine, which is technically a V123. Betcha didn’t […]
This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncwell who writes: So here I am looking through a local auction house for some odds and ends to add to the shop and…what in the hell is this? I have no idea what anyone would do with this other than see just how many people […]
eaders of this website will remember K-Cargate — which started when someone here compared driving a K-Car to purgatory, continued when the president of the Chrysler K-Car Club of America defended K-cardom in the comments, and wrapped up with an eloquent treatise on the Thin Line Between Hate and Meh by Kaibeezy. This was a long time ago, but I have to say that finally we’ve got a K-car that can redeem the brand and bring that feeling of Mehate to Melove. Find this 1984 Chrysler K-Car Limo offered for $4000 in Oceanside, CA via craigslist.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; if you need a minivan, get a limo. You get seats for 8 people and none of the mind numbing styling and van handling that you get with the typical vanilla domestic market minivan. Granted, an 80s Benz 250S is not a Lamborghini, but it is certainly more interesting to drive than a Toyota Sienna. Plus, this one has an 80s vintage cell phone mounted up front and a stereo mounted where the rear passengers can control the tunes. Stereo controls in the back wouldn’t be annoying with little kids at all. Find this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 250S Limousine offered for $12,500 in Petaluma, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I knew a guy who was restoring an old Cadillac Hearse…and I don’t think he was quite right in the head. Aside from taking up a collosal percentage of the square footage in our co-op auto shop with a separate body and frame from a 60s Caddy Hearse, it was just a bit too morbid for me. So while of these next two cars the 960 Hearse version is perhaps more visually interesting, the 960 limo is the winner for me. Find this 1996 Volvo 960 Hearse and Limo offered for $13,000 (each or both, it isn’t clear from the punctuation and grammar free advertisement) in Long Island, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
If you are in the market for an interesting greater-than-five-passenger vehicle, the pickins are slim. Sure, you could get any one of a million big ugly modern SUV things or a minivan, but that is not fun at all. What you really need to drive is something unique, something that’ll have the other parents in the soccer practice carpool jealous of your sweet ride. What you need is a limousine. A big, long wheelbase, 8 seat hunk of German iron. Find this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 250L offered for $12,500 in Petaluma, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.
If you were part of the Japanese royal family shopping for a properly prestigious ride in the early 1990s, it didn’t make much sense to buy a Cadillac, a Lincoln, a Rolls Royce or a Mercedes S-Class. What you needed was something domestic to demonstrate your Japanese pride, but a Supra doesn’t have a back seat […]
Wow. I made a request for Horrorods the other day and BAM — you guys delivered. This next one is scarier than Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un taking a strawberry scented bubble bath with Putin, Trump, and Hillary. Find this 1973 Porsche 911 Custom Limo offered for $24,500 in Silverlake, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean […]