Exclusive “Gaelic” with the body of the Mercedes-Benz SLK sold for 490 thousand Euro

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Exclusive “Gaelic” with the body of the Mercedes-Benz SLK sold for 490 thousand Euro

In the sale of SUVs small-scale tuning project of the Swiss ATEL Status & Class Contender XG OPAC. The car which looks like a hybrid Mercedes-Benz SLK in the R170 body and G-Class mid-1990s, real exclusive: only from 1996 to 1999 it was released five cars.

Technically OPAC Contender XG is nearly the same as the three-door “Gaelic” version of the G 320. Under the hood the 3.2-liter row “six” power of 211 horsepower and a torque of 300 Nm, transmission – 4-speed “automatic”. Suspension borrowed from the “G”, so the coupe has retained three differential locks and the accessibility of the donor. From the SUV coupe inherited a lot of weight: weight – 2180 kilograms.

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But the body is all original, took the Roadster Mercedes-Benz SLK R170 changed optics, bumpers, door handles, fenders, mounted front wheel arches and a newly designed roof – now it won’t open. The interior is completely altered: chairs, front panel and door cards altered with expensive leather, front passenger and on the Central tunnel appeared inserts made of natural wood exclusive varieties.

Collector from Italy ready to part with the SUV in good condition with a mileage of 11 thousand kilometers over 490 thousand euros.

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