Station Wagon Sleeper: A 300 hp 5.5 Litre V8 Mercedes-Benz 560 TEL Estate Custom

 

This is one of the most discreet sleepers we’ve seen in recent memory, it was built by Hamburg-based coachbuilding outfit Caro International GmBH in the 1990s using a Mercedes-Benz W126 560 SEL as its starting point.

Now if you’re not particularly familiar with Mercedes of a certain vintage, the model name 560 SEL may not mean a lot to you, but when it was first released in 1985 this model was one of the fasted large saloon cars in the world.

With a top speed in excess of 250 km/h (155 mph) was ideally suited to continental autobahn duties, in fact it was one of the most comfortable and luxurious ways to carry people and luggage at speeds over 150 mph (in a vehicle without wings). Continue reading

Halley R-Lamp – Made From A Classic BMW R Series Motorcycle Headlight

 

This is the new Halley R-Lamp, each is made by hand from a classic BMW R series motorcycle headlight, and each still carries the years of patina from its former life illuminating the streets, alleys, highways, and byways of Europe.

The BMW R series of motorcycles has been in production since the release of the BMW R32 in 1923. Many of the German company’s most iconic motorcycles have carried an “R” model name including both the BMW R90S and the BMW R80 GS.

Each Halley R-Lamp starts life as a classic R series headlight, the team at Halley paint the back of the headlight but they keep the patina on the main chrome ring in place to showcase the light’s history. Continue reading