Slideshow Part5 Kaufdorf car graveyard Spring 2010
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard.
It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle
of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British
Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the
wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s,
sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of
Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern.
After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the
collection is an environmental hazard and decided to clear it by court
order. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf locals and
more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to preserve the site
was started when an open day was held. The organisers expected about 50
people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz Messerli, whose father
founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected such interest. Our aim
is to preserve it for posterity as a national work of art."
Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a
vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal
dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic.
At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.
The aim of the Guard models from Mercedes-Benz is to protect the occupants
from violent criminal acts. Neither is it only government ministers and top
managers who are under threat nowadays, as drivers in many regions of the
world do not feel safe from acts of violence. Mercedes-Benz has the answer
to violent attack with its armoured Guard models from the S, E and G-Class.
The flagship of the Mercedes-Benz Guard portfolio is the S 600 Pullman
Guard, a prestigious state limousine with an opulently spacious and
luxurious interior. Depending on the customer's requirements, the Guard
models are resistant to handgun and rifle fire, and also certain
explosives, while offering their occupants outstanding comfort and
The Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard is the armoured, special protection version
of the long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz S 600. The generous spaciousness
of this flagship model, which offers all its occupants a first-class
ambience, outstanding ride comfort and superior driving characteristics, is
almost fully retained in the Guard version. Naturally the S 600 Guard is
also equipped with the technical innovations that have made the
Mercedes-Benz S-Class the benchmark for the entire field of car
development, and the world's best-selling luxury saloon. The S 600 Guard is
powered by a twelve-cylinder biturbo
engine developing 380 kW (517 hp). It provides highest protection to level
Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard
The S 600 Pullman Guard continues the tradition of Mercedes-Benz state
limousines, and treats it occupants to generous spaciousness and
outstanding comfort. This interior spaciousness is ensured by a further,
115-centimetre increase in the wheelbase compared to the long-wheelbase
version of the S Class with special protection, to 4315 millimetres. The
state limousine also has a raised roof section at the rear for even easier
access and more headroom. Four passengers can be seated behind a partition
in the rear, on comfortable, opposing seats in line with Pullman tradition.
This allows plenty of space for confidential discussions. All the important
communication and entertainment functions are on board as well. The Pullman
is likewise powered by the silky-smooth twelve-cylinder biturbo engine with a cubic capacity of 5513 cc,
which develops 380 kW (517 hp) and an impressive torque of 830 Nm. The S
600 Pullman Guard has highest protection to level VR6/VR7.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Guard models are available in three engine variants.
The six-cylinder diesel unit in the E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Guard develops
195 kW (265 hp) and 620 newton metres of torque. The V6 petrol engine in
the E 350 Guard has an output of 200 kW (272 hp). The most powerful variant
is the 5.5-litre V8 in the E 500 Guard, which develops 285 kW (388 hp).
Because of the run-flat tyres which are standard for all E-Guard models,
their top speed is limited to 240 km/h.
All E-Guard models have high protection to level VR4. Their occupants enjoy
the same generous spaciousness and high ride comfort as in the standard
Mercedes-Benz G 500 Guard
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is also available in a special-protection
version. The G 500 Guard is equipped with a 5.5-litre V8 engine and highest
protection to VR6 or VR7. The history of Guard vehicles: Mercedes passenger
cars with special-protection features
Year Model series Model designation
1928 -- 1939 W 08 Nürburg 460, Nürburg 500, model 500
1930 -- 1938 W 07 "Grand Mercedes" model 770
1938 -- 1943 W 150 "Grand Mercedes" model 770
1942 - 1943 W 29 540 K
1965 -- 1981 W 100 600, 600 Pullman
1971 -- 1972 W 108 280 SEL 3.5
1973 -- 1980 W/V 116 350 SE/SEL, 450 SE/SEL
1979 -- 1992 G 460 280 GE
1981 -- 1992 W/V126 380 SE/SEL, 420 SE/SEL, 500 SE/SEL, 560 SEL
1992 -- 2000 V 140 500 SEL/S 500 long-wheelbase, 600 SEL/
S 600 long-wheelbase
1995 -- 1999 VV 140 S 600 Pullman
1996 -- 2002 W 210 E 420 (VR6), E 430 (VR6)
1997 -- 2002 W 210 E 320 (VR4), E 430 (VR4)
2000 -- 2006 V 220 S 500 long-wheelbase (VR4), S 600 long-
2000 -- 2006 V 220 S 500 long-wheelbase (VR6/V7), S 600 long-
2004 -- 2006 VV 220 S 500 Pullman (VR6/VR7)
2002 -- 2009 W 211 E 320 (VR4), E 350 (VR4), E 500 (VR4),
E 320 CDI (VR4)
2006 -- 2010 V 221 S 420 CDI (VR6/VR7)
Since 1999 G463 G 500 (VR6 and VR7)
Since 2006 V 221 S 600 (VR6/VR7)
Since 2008 VV 221 S 600 Pullman (VR6/VR7)
Since 2009 W 212 E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY (VR4), E 350 (VR4),
E 500 (VR4)
Mercedes Benz 123 Chassis Center Console Wood and Switch Removal by Kent Bergsma
For more information regarding this problem and related products click on
the following link:
Step-by Step procedures for removing the wood pieces and electric switches
in the center console. Also covered is switch light bulb replacement and
front seat head rest removal. All procedures to apply to 1981 to 1985 240D
300D 300CD 300TD 280E and 280CE. Many procedures apply to earlier 1977 to
Legendary Youngtimer W 123
A child of the 70s and a cult car of the 80s - both labels apply to the W
123. Beside the spirit of the times the W 123 carried many technical
innovations and safteyfeatures. A modern body in trendy colors, that's the
W 123 that we all know. In the early 70s, the model series 123 was already
in development. The developers paid particular attention to comfort,
convenience and safety. Countless kilometers of test drives along with new
test methods made sure that everything on the W 123 was of the highest
quality, right down to the smallest detail.
Legendary Diesel Mercedes W123 + SCANIA turbine @ Eastern European Drift Championship
Teemu Peltola With :
Legendary Mercedes W123 wagon -81 2012 setup. Approx 600hp & 1000Nm with NO
3.0 Litre, 24 Valve, OM606 -98 Mercedes turbodiesel Engine.
Custom Exhaust Manifold
Compressor -- Eaton MP90.
Holset HX52 modified by LSD-turbo.
Diesel pump by Mynädiesel (picture below)
Self made Intercooler --
Water injection -- DevilsOwn alcohol injection kit
Radiator moved to the trunk.
BIGEM custom adjusted coilovers.
Rollcage by TS-mekan
Rear & Front Axles from Toyota Aristo
Custom made steering made from Mercedes, Volvo, Toyota and custom parts to
give a steering angle of 62 degrees.
Gearbox, Modified Automatic Mercedes AMG E55 Gearbox
Rear & Front Axles from Toyota Aristo
Stock dashboard with gauges for oil pressure etc.
Aluminium fuel tank
Aluminium Air intake & Cooler Box
W123 V8 560TE auf dem Prüfstand
560TE in Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRk6wvaJdMY
http://roesenclassics.de/560te Mercedes-Benz W123 560TE auf dem
Leistungsprüfstand (Dyno). Leistungsdiagram bei 1:45
zeigt 200 KW, 272 PS, 430 Nm
Der 560TE in Fahrt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iry6S8TmuQI
Crazy Blown V8 Merc - DEBENZ
Guy's 1969 Mercedes 280S is one quick old school Mercedes. A supercharged
small block 7L V8 is a bit of a giveaway but apart from that the car still
resembles a factory body.
APSA Pro Street Shootout Round 3, Sydney Dragway, Australia, May 18th 2013.