An Arab custom Mercedes from the 80s… say hello to Benny-S El Riyadh!
Not the prettiest car to look at, but then again it’s from the 80s. This Mercedes started off as a 500SEL model, but was then tuned by Benny-S, a German company. Named “El Riyadh”, this tuned Benzo was destined for a Saudi owner.
The exterior was graced with small touches like badging, different front and rear bumpers, side skirts, Centra Type 31 rims, and red pin-striping. But the real work went into the interior.
Reminiscent of Knight Rider’s KITT, this Benz’s interior looks straight out of a sci-fi movie. The dash was completely reconfigured and rebuilt, the layout unrecognizable to anyone who has been in an original 500SEL. Benny-S apparently called this “modern styling” using digital instrumentation, a Clarion G80 stereo system, and an actual TV.
This was definitely one whacky project! Your thoughts?
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