Light the dragstrip on fire with this turbojet-powered Mercedes-Benz stretch limousine dragster


What you see here is quite possibly one of the wildest Limousines ever created. Behold the turbojet-powered Mercedes-Benz stretch limousine that’s currently for sale on Bring a Trailer. You might be wondering why would someone be crazy enough to build a limousine with a fire-breathing jet engine at the back. Well, you see, this isn’t the kind of vehicle you rent for your prom night or your alcohol-fueled bachelor party. Instead, this mad machine is what you would like to take to your local dragstrip and watch jaws hit the ground in awe! That’s right, this Mercedes-Benz stretch limousine is nothing but a purpose-built dragster.


According to the listing, the limo dragster features a custom tube-frame chassis that is cloaked in a multi-colored removable two-piece fiberglass bodywork designed to look like a Mercedes-Benz W126 limousine. The limo is powered by a Westinghouse J34 turbojet engine with a diesel-fueled afterburner jutting out of the back. The jet engine was originally fitted to a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk fighter jet and was installed in the dragster sometime in the 1990s. additionally, the limo dragster also gets an aluminum rear spoiler, two parachutes, a fire suppression system, four-wheel disc brakes, and polished multi-piece wheels.


Currently located in Hawaii, the Mercedes dragster was acquired by the seller in 2004 and was thoroughly overhauled. The bodywork is finished in purple, orange, yellow, and white with airbrushed lightning bolts, making it look wicked! You take off the two-piece body and it looks like a regular dragster, but with a jet engine. Also included in the sale is a triple-axle enclosed trailer that has air conditioning, storage cabinets, overhead lighting, and a Honda generator.


Although the listing doesn’t mention anything about the original owner and the builder of the dragster, we suspect it to be the same jet-powered Mercedes limo raced by Jim Neilson in the 1990s. This deserves to be preserved in a museum somewhere.

[As of writing the bid for this outrageous dragster is $5,000]

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