CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE â€˜RED PIGâ€™ TRIBUTE on eBay
Price:Â $59,000Â Buy It Now
The car being offered started out as a 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SE and was completely transformed from top to bottom to pay tribute to the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 â€œRed Pigâ€. The wide body fenders are all metal with countless hours of fabrication labor. Lots of attention to detail went into building this car to resemble as close as possible to the original. This car has current United States title and has been recently serviced/safety inspected.
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This W108 isn’t the famed 6.3 M100, but it still does sport the 4.5 liter V8 that still can put a smile on your face. The body work and sticker placement look excellent and it’s pretty clear when they did this conversion they tried to nail the original look as much as possible on the exterior. There are some very small differences, but it will take the a serious ‘Red Pig’ aficionado to spot them. The interiorÂ does feature a full roll cage and a set of bucket seats with racing harnesses that are different than the original car, but I’ll give the builder the benefit of the doubt as original copies probably aren’t available anymore and even if they were, the price would be eye-watering. Even so, the interior is still very function with an added dash switch pad for the various driving lights.
It’s tough to put a price on something like this. With the amount of custom body work, time put into this car, Penta wheels and other work, $59,000 is a pretty random number to put on it. The fact that this isn’t a 6.3 really makes it at tough buy at that price. The seller states this car is inspected but it doesn’t look registered for street use. I suppose you could register the car and put license plates on it but that will vary state to state. It’s without a doubt a real head-turner Â and will gather crowds at your local car show, but I think this one might wait for the perfect buyer who loves the ‘Red Pig’ lore.