I think I need some BrainBleach™…
No extra charge for the roof rack.
I doubt there’s really a TDI in there.
It’s on eBay UK, if you’re so inclined.
I had heard about rat rods but that’s ridiculous.
ein Stück Scheiße
I’ve seen this before over at the barryboys.co.uk website (a place to point and laugh at very badly modified cars). Given their appalling build and propensity for rusting, expect to see more W210’s like this as the years progress. One of M-B’s best was followed up by M-B’s worst.
I’m already seeing them now, and the drivers of rusty W210s and W220s usually look like lowlifes. Makes me feel old, since they were brand new and were some of my favorite cars (based only on looks) when I was a small child.
These Mercedes were never very common where I grew up, but I have seen a few rusty ones and a few lawn ornament ones.
Shades of Chrysler’s going from the Dart/Valiant to the Aspen/Volare.
Have they really fallen that far in Europe? I’m fully aware that the W210 doesn’t have the *best* reputation among M-B products, but the vast majority of the ones I see over here are still regarded as a “nice enough” car to be in pretty good shape. Ones with faded paint or oxidizing clearcoat can be seen, but I don’t know that I’ve seen any with significant rust or anything like this!
I just have to laugh at the juxtaposition of something so outlandish in front of the painfully non-descript architecture of the homes behind it. The homes look like warehouse units with gun slits for windows. I guess the occupant had to find expression, however bizarre, somehow?
Wow, so many 70s cars came in this butterscotch color.
The houses are typical late 1960’s to early 1980’s built here in the UK, in a very vaguely modernist style. The car is located in a town called Corby, which built up around a steel mill in the 1960’s and 1970’s, the mill being demolished in the 1990’s.
I grew up in a town during the 1980’s which had similar style housing. Whilst nondescript in appearance, they are often large and airy inside, and solidly built, unlike modern new-builds. Houses were grouped together with the parking separate, as seen in the pictures
I like that RAT-logo and the Rubber Duck on the hood. What’s he smoking ? The hood is standard, all natural W210 rust, no special treatment there.
I like the grille treatment, with them using just the right 3/4 of the VW grille. The duct tape armrest and console decor is also quite stylish.
Interesting car, the rusted hood is cool and Mercedes must have made the most curved hood ever.
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
…He said as he lowered the pitiful excuse for a car into the vat of molten steel.
“Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats”
Seriously, this would be a tasty act of revenge.
First I thought that’s Eaton corporations experimental safety car or Volvo’s equivalent. But then I noticed the German flag on the roof rack. So that means it is ‘mental’ without the ‘experi’ prefix.
I have to admit I am just left asking: Why?
A : Kids simply do strange things .
B : what the hell else to do with a $200 MERCEDES ? .
Really Awful Taste.
In matters of taste , everyone else is _wrong_ .
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