They said— hell, I said— that a big, fat, complicated-ass Mercedes-Benz could never, ever take the overall win in a 24 Hours of LeMons race. Guess what?
You'd think that a car that cost as much as a new Mercedes-Benz W126- for example, $61,000 for a 1989 420SEL ($106K in 2009 bucks)- would be safe from the Clunkpocalypse. Think again!
The Mercedes-Benz W140 was the underworld’s transport of choice for not only the Yakuza, but for the emerging gangsters of post-Communist Central Europe as well. Watch this video and you’ll see why.