That night I was invited by reader Peng S. to meet his vintage Mercedes-Benz and his maniac friends riding more vintage Mercedes-Benz. Sure I said yes and was soon on my way to a faraway restaurant in a faraway area of south east Beijing where there was Benz, booze, and a lamb:
The lamb was a fat beauty and completely gone in about an hour…
… and this fine water went gan bei in a very decent speed as well. Well then, after being fed up and half drunk I went to see the cars! Beautiful Benz monster machines waiting for me in the dark and dirty Beijing night.
On the left the perfectly pretty 1994 W124 E220 owned by Peng S., powered by the unbreakable 2.2 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 148hp and 210hp. On the right an all original Mercedes-Benz 500E, likely the one and only in China, the maddest of the W124 powered by a Porsche engineered 5.0 V8 with an output of 322hp and 480nm. Beauty of a Beast!
My favorite S of all time, the big ‘n bad W140. Seen here in as a 1993 320 SEL with AMG alloys. The six-in-line 320 is a rather rare W140 in China, as most came with the V8 or the V12. Anyway and how, this 320 was the most perfect W140 I have seen in country so far, and I have seen a many: black on the market, perfect S600, the best S600, Pullman S6000, S500 with W210 E, motorcade, motorcade, S500, crash, body kit, S500 in white, S600, and another S600.
This wagon however is probably the most special Benz of them all. It is a wagon, which are extremely rare in China, and it is a 1992 W124 E300, which are extremely rare in China, and it is a low rider. The owner of this vehicle was in a very happy mood that night and demonstrated the sheer power of the engine, making me think it had a little more power than the official 185hp and 260nm.
After all that we went on a Wild Ride, with me safely in the passenger seat… Here inside the 1994 W124 following a Cadillac Fleetwood of another friend of the friends, and on the right a super sonic super tuned Hongqi H7. No need to say who won the race… My great Friends of the Benz, thank you, and keep ’em rolling.