Somewhere in the bowels of San Antonio, Texas, there’s this. This… thing. Hard to miss, considering the canary yellow, but what really calls for the double take is that this Mercedes-Benz has a truck bed in the back. That’s because this Mercedes-Benz isn’t a Mercedes-Benz at all. It’s actually a 1973 Chevrolet El Camino that’s been contorted to look like a Mercedes.
According to the Craigslist listing, the one-off is known as El Cedes, and utilizes the frame of a 4th-gen El Camino (which also doubled as the skeleton for the Chevelle station wagon), a Mercedes SEC front clip, “Testa Rossa” doors and “ALOOOOOT of time on fiberglass work.” The engines for these models ranged from a moot 250-CID inline six to a 454 Big Block. Of course, El Cedes features the 454, but for $12,000, the price sure is a lot to pay for an abomination.