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.
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.