Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Vee-Twelve: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600

The Mercedes-Benz lineup in the early 2000s might look confusing (C, E, S, CL, CLC, CLK, CL, SLK, SLC, SLK, SL, SLR, R, etc) to a person who was used to simpler times, but the product planners at Mercedes-Benz knew exactly what they were doing...which was fleecing every last cent they could get from the wannabe wealthy, the actually wealthy, and the mega-wealthy in the case of this last car.  Thankfully you don't have to be wealthy to afford this next car, unless something goes which case you'd better hope your trust fund has matured.  Find this 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 offered for $6,500 near Houston, TX via craigslist.

 From tipper Jeff:
According to the owner, this car is... "Pretty much the greatest car ever impossible not to fall in love with".

A lofty statement, but who wouldn't wanna drive a V12 Benzo? The paper tags on it have me wondering though.... did the current owner purchase it with the hopes of enjoying a German V12 on the weekends, only to find out their wallet was about to get a blitzkrieg of whoop ass?

From the seller:
Pretty much the greatest car ever impossible not to fall in love with, it's a ton of fun and the nicest, most comfortable interior ever. It had some kinks but it's a Mercedes so no shock there. I hate to let it go but I'm moving soon so I could you use the money in my savings and I should really get rid of it to get something a little more sensible. Willing to let it go as is for $6500 if you're interested text me
and my name is Justin.

See a better way to drive a V12 Benz?


  1. Rule 36782A of Car Buying: Never buy a car when an owner says he is trying to "Get rid of it".

  2. Yeah you try and get rid of crabs.......

  3. Check for a tide line inside the car courtesy of TS Harvey.

  4. I love when an ad mentions how great something is (interior) and then has exactly zero photos of that supposed best part of the car

  5. Wow, a genuine Irma survivor!

    C'mon you guys, where's your sense of adventure?

    Buy it, strip it bare of anything that will rot (seats, carpets, hoses...).

    Put in some new hoses, and you'll have an awesome Lemons Vee-12 Hot rod. Ooooooh-weee!

    Heck, wait a few more weeks until the interior really starts to stank, and offer the guy a few grand.

    -Stan (who would only buy this car if he didn't have to drive it after the rot started, or pay for any service on it at all...So, yeah, I'd pay a couple hundred, I guess.)

    1. Oops. Forgot-- the one that hit Houston was a Himmacane:

      (Harvey, not Irma)

    2. Stan,
      I love the plan of turning this thing into a 24 Hrs of LeMons car -- it would only go 1 or 2 laps before you needed to stop for fuel, coil packs, or to cool down the transmission, but MAN it would move.


    3. 24 minutes of Lemons?

      In my younger years, I would've dreamed of taking out the running gear and putting it in a kit car.

      Sadly, today's vehicles have so much computer control that this just isn't feasible anymore (unless you are a jedi-ninja car mechanic/code writer).


  6. I love the temporary plates picture, lol, first day of purchasing the car. I bet the hurricane floods have mud and all sorts of garbage inside now.


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.