You might be thinking that this is not a Mercedes. In fact, you might be thinking that this is a mobile weapon designed to assault the sensibilities of Mercedes fans. But it’s neither of those things. This is a coach built car the bones of a 2005 CL500. The chassis and the engine have been left (mercifully) intact, it’s just everything else that has been changed.
Where to start? How about the wheels. Up front are a pair of huge 24-inch rollers with the equivalent of rubber bands wrapped around the rims. The listing doesn’t state where they got them, but they certainly look worthy of DUB magazine. Even more ridiculous are the rear tires, which are magnified to 30 inches. Thirty. You know what else has thirty-inch wheels?
And honestly, in this case I’d take the donk. At least you can change it back. The AG Excalibur, on the other hand, has been modified past the point of reversal. Smaller wheels are not an option without even worse looking gaps. The fact that it’s built around that staggered look means the nose will be pointed in the air like it smelled something foul. And the nose. I might’ve been able to excuse the other body work if it wasn’t for that snow plow looking grill.
At least the interior is… uh, elegant? I guess? The seats have been re-upholstered and embroidered extremely well. It looks like a comfortable place to be at least. And, you know, the Swarovski crystal encrusted stitching could look kinda cool from a distance. In the dark maybe. Though, the padded ceiling makes the whole thing feel like psychiatric ward. And the center stack? Ugh. Well, those levers look like something you could pick up in the “appearance” aisle of Kragen. And why are all the buttons glass?
It’s for sale if you want it. RM Auctions has it listed for between £50,000 and £80,000. That’s between $80,000 and $130,000 US. For that kind of money you can get… Well, a new CL. They run about $115,000. If you’re looking for a bedazzled version of the coupe though, look no further.