Saturday, May 2, 2015

5k: Chevy S10 Power: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE W111

The W111 coupe was built from 1961 to 1971 and it overlaps production of the W111 and W108 sedan chassis.  The later (post '65) W111 coupes could be considered a W108 coupe, but the two door versions offer an immensely long hood and graceful rear glass shape at fairly high price point...unless they've got some wacky engine transplant...then they are dirt cheap.  Find this 1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SE W111 with Chevy S10 Power offered for $7,900 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.

The best kind of craigslist ads feature cars that are offered for far less than similar examples...but...sometimes they include things like: Chevy S10 Engine and transmission. It was professionally done."  That's it.  No indication of the year of donor vehicle, type of engine (the S10 was available with an inline-4 or V6 over multiple years) , transmission...just vague assurances of a professional install.

You might expect a photo or two of the mysterious engine under the hood...but no, instead we get a bunch of closeup pictures of the dash and seats.  Presumably the engine is a GM 4.3 liter V6 from the 1990s pushing out 160-200 horsepower, but it could also be a sub 100 hp version of the Iron Duke or some wretched Isuzu four banger.

See another listing that brings up more questions than answers?


  1. Love these cars, but I'd consider this one raw meat for an LS3 conversion, none of the motors that ever came in an S10 are something that belongs in a car like this.

  2. Plus 1 mrkwong. A car that nice, a drivetrain that pedestrian?

  3. The LSA that came out of the Camaro... NOT pedestrian..

  4. Chevy S10 power sucked in the Chevy S10. Why transplant it, especially to a fine German built car?


  5. Maybe Vortec into Mercedes 2-door is a thing: 190SL 4.3


Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.