Tag Archive: 'Salvage'

VINwiki Car Stories – buying the S55 for $1,500

Here is the video of how I bought the S55 we used to win The 2904 in 2015.

A breakdown of our budget for The 2904

Cross country driving is expensive, even in a cheap car. The article yesterday on Jalopnik discussed some of the expenses involved but I thought the full breakdown might be interesting. Here is the spreadsheet that we provided to the organizers of The 2904 to explain how we spent our money. You will notice that the […]

The 2904: 2015

After we set the New York to Los Angeles Cannonball Record in 2013, I was contacted by a gamut of cross country aficionados. Some were past Cannonballers, some were contemporary aspirers to hold the record, others just loved the movies and the idea. One highly interesting phone call was one with the organizer of an event […]

Project S55 Build

So what does it take to put a humpty dumpty S class back together? The TL;DR answer: a lot.  3/4/15 – A few weeks ago I picked up a non-running 2002 Mercedes S55 project car. I bought the car to have as an interesting project and to build a cheaper version of the CL55 Cannonball car, […]

My Superleggera got Crashed!

Well it wasn’t really mine but I did enjoy this car for quite a while. We had this car out of Lamborghinis press fleet for about 6 months and I drove it around 2,500 miles. It was one of the 5 2010 LP570-4 Superleggera press cars. I took it on 3 mountain runs, to Caffeine […]