This chopped Mercedes W123 from Delhi would do Mad Max proud

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Mercedes W123 Chopped (5)

A Mercedes, especially the ones they were making a couple of decades back, were extensively engineered, mass produced masterpieces meant to waft in, this side of a Rolls-Royce. Take the W123 Series for example. Manufactured between 1976 and 1985, the fine W123 models surpassed their predecessor, the W114 and W115 models, as the most successful Mercedes, selling 2.7 million cars worldwide before replacement by the W124 after 1985.

Mercedes W123 Chopped (1)

Back in the day, the W123 exuded class and solidity, and was available in sedan,  estate (S123), and coupé (C123) body styles. One particular coupé from Delhi, however, breaks its character in totality, undergoes complete metamorphosis and turns itself into a one-of-a-kind, chopped, off-road buggy that would do Mad Max proud.

Mercedes W123 Chopped (2)

The post-apocalyptic demeanor comes in the form a roof; or the lack of one, as it has been completely chopped off, aft of the A-pillar. The arches have been modified and appropriately flared, to make way for the gigantic, off-road spec Kumho rubber wrapped around blacked out wheels stolen from the W211 E Class parts bin.

Mercedes W123 Chopped (3)

To keep rigidity issues in check, and also look like a boss, a dune-buggy styled roll cage has been integrated, which also supports 4 halogen lamps mounted on itself. Courtesy a lift kit, ground clearance and stance now become SUV-rivaling, and she looks all set to mash a few dunes in Jaisalmer, with hot sand scathing it’s bottle green paintwork. The interiors seem to have been left stock.

Further details regarding the build (suspension/drive-train updates) are scarce, but just look at it!

Images: Sportwagen Delhi and Harshit Gupta Photography

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