Cohort Sighting: Benzamino

After seeing the Corvairamino the other day, I was just thinking about trotting out my shots of a Benzamino. But runningonfumes also just posted this one at the cohort, so I’ll let him go first. This is a W114/115, but since the identifying alpha-numeric code is not on the rear, it’s a guess what’s under the hood. A diesel somehow seems most appropriate.

Since it has the narrow radiator grille, we know it’s one of the earlier versions of that long-running series (1968-1976).

It appears to be a well-made conversion. Now that I see that oversize exhaust, I’m wondering about its power plant. Maybe it has a Banks kit, and makes 650hp?