Conquer Your Local Sand Dunes With This V-8-Powered Safari Mercedes

It's probably not as comfortable as a new C-Class, but it's a whole lot more fun.

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Turning normal cars into rad off-roaders is popular these days, and I'm all for it. This Mercedes-Benz 220 sedan has been given the Safari treatment and a V-8 swap, and it looks totally badass. The best part? It's .

This old Mercedes has been treated to a mild lift, and had its fenders cut to fit a set of big meaty tires wrapped around American Racing wheels. There are a bunch of cool decals on the car as well, including a "Peking to Paris" shield on the front bumper and a Nurburgring outline on the rear fender. Fortunately, most of the original chrome trim—including the massive grille—remains in place.

The seller doesn't go into much detail regarding the V-8 under the hood, saying only that it's a Chevy small block. It sends power to the rear wheels via an unspecified automatic transmission. Look closely, and you'll see side-exit exhaust pipes poking out underneath either rear door.

This V-8 swapped Mercedes is with an opening price of $7,888 and no reserve. The car's not perfect—there are some loose wires in the cabin, and much of the weather stripping is dried out. But for that kind of money, you're likely getting one hell of a driving experience.

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