The car has undergone significant modifications.
In Germany, there is a unique coupe Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC. Luxury car turned into a real sports car for rally.
Unusual Mercedes S-Class W126 was built for a marathon Paris-Dakar, 1987. To improve cross used bridges, four-wheel drive transmission and off-road tires from the Mercedes G-Class.
Standard 5.5-liter V8 300 HP left unchanged, and paired with him running a 4-speed automatic. For easy maintenance the bonnet acidified forward together with the front wings and radiator grille.
Moreover, the car was a liftback has got rear door. Inside, a roll cage and sports seats. Also installed the fuel tank 200 L.
The crew of Bruno de Montagu and Richard Vine reached the finish in Dakar because of the failure of the transmission. Coupe Mercedes 560 took part in another rally, and then was abandoned. Only in 2006 it was found and restored.
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