Jay Leno's Garage: Mercedes 600

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  1. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Don't know about you guys, but I watch far more shows on YouTube channels these days than actual TV, each Sunday/Monday morning the next episode of the excellent Jay Leno's garage is uploaded.

    This week, his Mercedes 600:
    1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor - Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube

    [YOUTUBE]4LnHdWgLlFI[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor

    [YOUTUBE]4LnHdWgLlFI[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Yes, it struck me too as a bit odd. Then again I wouldn't imagine they were a rocket ship in their day either, simply due to the weight. I'd also imagine the S/c and associated parts could easily be removed to get the car back to stock.
     
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    Is that a M100 engine with a supercharger?
     
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    IIRC he said it was putting out over 500 bhp with the s/c.
     
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    Whoever fitted that wants a clip around the ear... Ruined a beautiful car.

    They are the best of the best though, nothing like the feeling of opulence driving a 600..

    Modern junk doesnt come close.
     
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