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Mercedes 500sl pro street

Steve H

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Hi all, 

I was inspired by the thread in the “general automotive” section of this forum. Kurt W. has a thread about sacrilege and blasphemy to Mercedes Benz cars that might offend purists. Here’s mine!

This is a about a 10-12 year old build. I started with the Tamiya Mercedes 500sl kit. The chassis is a modified Monogram pro stock Camaro piece. The motor is the 492 Ford from the Tbird pro stock kits. The Mercedes interior was modified to fit the chassis, motor is wired and plumbed, posable steering. Wheels and tires from the Hays Tbird kit, parts box blower and manifold. Sorry, don’t remember all the details of the build. I do remember that I test fit for the entire build, and somehow in final assembly the front end is about 2 scale inches higher than I wanted. I think it’s a front windshield issue, but I left it alone...

Hope you enjoy it 

Cheers, Steve







I wish I polished my paint jobs back then....

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14 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Love it!

By coincidence, I was pondering whether a Monogram pro-street/stock chassis would fit under the Tamiya Mercedes S600, once I've used its V12 engine for another project.

Hi Nigel!
Thank you sir. I can’t remember how much modification was needed on the chassis, but I don’t recall it being too dramatic. I look forward to seeing that build when you get to it. All the best for 2021

Cheers, Steve

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14 hours ago, alan barton said:

That should be offensive enough for the purists!  Me, I really enjoy the conservative approach to a radical project.  Your engine plumbing is very impressive!



Thank you Allen, always appreciate your comments. 


10 hours ago, dave branson said:

great build

Thank you Dave.

10 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

Beautiful work! As said before plumbing looks very good!

Hello Anton, that is one of my most detailed motors, I have done a handful more since then that are similar, but I don’t always do the full wire and plumbing.

9 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

That is sooooo cool, and wow the engine. Beautiful work Steve?

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the compliment sir. This was inspired by a pro street Mercedes from the “Tubs” issue of SAE waayyyyyy back, issue #75 if I recall. I thought the same thing when I saw that build, super cool. It’s fun to do something different once in a while...

4 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

SWEET, well done!

Hello Larry !!

Always nice to hear from you, I appreciate your feedback. 

Cheers, Steve

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On 1/8/2021 at 1:20 PM, 89AKurt said:

Thank you for letting me know you posted this!  I thought it was really well done, and it's different.  Doing a project like this is constant trial and error fitment.  Have to ask, isn't it something like a 700SL now? ?

Hi Kurt, thanks for having a look. Usually I’m pretty thorough with the test fitting, something slipped through the cracks on this one, but still happy with it overall. 700SL sounds about right!! 
Keep up the fantastic work on your Subaru!

Cheers, Steve

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On 8/8/2023 at 10:03 PM, jaftygas said:

I can’t believe you pulled that off that well. That thing looks awesome! It was meant to be.

Hello Joe! Thanks for the kind words. I believe that pretty much everything looks better with tubs, even classy Mercedes!


On 8/8/2023 at 11:06 PM, ea0863 said:

Totally love it! I believe this car has named itself "Blasphemy" :) 

Thanks EMRE, I’m sure the Mercedes purists cringe when they see this sort of stuff. I appreciate your comments.

Cheers, Steve

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