I had to share this car… it’s too awesome not too. I have a soft spot for 80s-90s Mercedes Benz for whatever reason….. a dream build would be a f20c Swapped 190e Cosworth with some ITBs, but anything F20c swapped is super rad to me (BMW 2002s are also in this camp)…. I was browsing the net and I stumbled upon this Mercedes C200 with a TURBO F20c SWAP for sale on Yahoo Auctions Japan! how cool is that, what makes it even more cool is that the car looks pretty damn clean dropped on some super clean BBS rims! Excuse me if I drop some incorrect Mercedes knowledge, I will admit I’m not too knowledgeable with non S2000s, I think we never got the C200 in the USA, but the body style looks similar to the C230 we got in the mid to late 90s.
Specs (translated by me from a jpeg):
JZZ30 Soarer TRUST Intercooler
Gluck Original Muffler
Exedy Carbon Clutch
OS Giken LSD 2 way
Electronic Power steering
Full-Type springs? F16kg/mm R:12kg/mm
BNR34 Brembo Calipers
BNR34 Brake Rotors
JZZ30 Soarer E-brake
BBS RG-R 18″
Defi Racing Meter
Carbon Fiber Hood
AMG type front aero
Carbon fiber Piller Cover
LED tail lights
LED side Markers
Recaro Seats with Power adjustment
Silver carbon fiber interior trim
AVIC-HRZ09 HDD with Parking Camera
Pretty clean right? You can tell it’s been lowered with some rims, maybe an aftermarket bumper, headlights, and if you look closely you can see the intercooler peaking out, foreshadowing things to come…..
Like this Turbo-ed F20c out of our beloved Honda S2000! I will admit I’m not a purist when it comes to engine swaps, f20c-all-things sounds great to me…. The engine looks almost factory to me, if you don’t mind the big ass turbo hanging off of it, interesting coolant swirl pot setup, I’m sure this thing goes!
Classic 90s Benz boxy shape, the stance is so right, this car looks like it is the perfect car to go out on a date and hit the track later on. The taillights looked as they have been blessed by the LED gods.
Some interior goodness. The Defi super sports cluser is oh-so JDM on a build like this. I love how the interior isn’t all race-car, the full interior is kept. I can smell that classic old Mercedes Benz Leather smell already….
Of course Brembo calipers, which are borrowed off of another car, being an Nissan R34 GTR and BBS RG-R wheels work so well together.
So how much for all this are you asking? You can own all of this for 1800000yen! around 18k USD.