Friday, October 31, 2014

Silence of the Benz

 It rubs the carnuba wax on the paint or it gets a busted coolant hose again.  There was a time when this '78 Chevrolet Blazer was a young SUV with dreams of 4x4 trails on his mind, but after years of systematic abuse and it had a sort-of identity crisis that caused it to go all nutso.  Now, it looks like a 1961 Mercedes Benz off-roader currently bidding for $1,300 with 3 days to go, located in Hardy, AR via eBay. 

This is part of the 2014 Daily Turismo Halloween Horrorod special, where movies and cars collide. Don't get scared out of your skin.

To escape prison, this Blazer had to kill a few prison guards and is now wearing the skin of a 61 Mercedes-Benz W111 fintail.  Be sure to keep that custom bumper/muzzle on at all times because it could end up eating a motorcycle with its Chevy 350 V8.

In the questions section, you'll find some interesting provenance about the car -- at one point in time it had a pin striping job by noted San Diegan hot rodder Lyle Fisk.  Perhaps you can see what remains of the flames on the side under the Alex Jone's sticker. 

Well Clarice, has the Benz stopped screaming?  Time to dine with an old friend. 


  1. Just goes to show you - you can tag *anything* in Arkansas. Having lived there for years, I have seen things you people wouldn't believe.

  2. WalMart was born in Arkansas which is why there's a 'special' backwoods feel in every WalMart throughout the country.

  3. That's beautiful.

    I"m generally not much on these plop-something-on-a-truck-chassis conversions but this one looks just right.

    If I didn't already have a bunch of projects on top of which about to do something futile and expensive to a daily driver I should rid of...


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