Classics – Mercedes W111 is an expensive AMG V8 restomod image

Companies around the world have found a beautiful niche of classic cars updated to modern standards – just think about Stinger or Icon and their work on the Porsche 911 and Toyota FJ.

Mechatronik Engineering, an outlet out of Pleidelsheim, Germany – is joining the band of restomod brothers with something entirely different from the sporty 911 or the off-road prone FJ – a luxurious Benz of the old. The W111 coupe series, originally manufactured between 1961 and 1971, has donated this particular example, which in turn has been converted to the use of a Mercedes-AMG SLK 55 5.5-liter V8, packing a nifty 360 horsepower (268 kilowatts). And yes, as with almost any restomod, the price is something you want to forget immediately, as the company wants 400,000 euros.

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Aside from the more powerful engine, there’s also an upgraded ABS brake system, a modern chassis, and a raft of modern features – down to the three-point safety belts in the cabin. The exterior remains in its original condition, so it’s sort of a sleeper too, with the shop even willing to bring back everything to OEM specifications if you’re tired of the modern features. The exterior is a pristine jet black, matched by a luxurious caramel-colored Cognac leather. Apart from the engine and upgraded brakes, everything else is original – from steering wheel to the radio dial. Just 7,020 miles (11,299 kilometers) have been clocked on the odometer.