Best Sub-$800 Build Ever? Wrecked Mercedes Gets Transformed Into a Gambler 500 Hero

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Though it might not seem like it sometimes, you don’t need a crazy amount of money. Or much money at all. Our buddy Bryce can attest to that; especially when it got so much attention on Larry’s IG page among all the usual high-end machinery that usually resides there. What’s better than flogging an ‘82 diesel Mercedes in the desert, especially when the whole thing costs less than a wild night out in Vegas.

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  • Hoonigan AutoFocus

    Hoonigan AutoFocus

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    If you want that Larry Chen peeker sticker head over to the Etsy store. Each print comes with peeker stickers!

    • Mike oliver

      Mike oliver

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      @PaceWorks w222

    • PaceWorks


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      Mercedes Used to rally in the 50s 60s and 70s and early 80s they quit after that once group b took off, check out ther safari cars 🚗 🤙👌🍀☘💚💙

    • Heavy hauling Idaho

      Heavy hauling Idaho

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      Fucking mint was originally from “ziptie and biased pies” you tube channel. MINT

  • Alex Manning

    Alex Manning

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    "You don't need a lot of money to have fun"... Well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Issifou loukman anie Togo

    Issifou loukman anie Togo

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  • Kevin Crafts

    Kevin Crafts

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    Mercedes doesn't design or build cars like that anymore.

  • roshan Anthony

    roshan Anthony

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    song name

  • shane phelan

    shane phelan

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    Wow love it....nicest

  • Luka Suton

    Luka Suton

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    Mercedes DID RALLY succsesfully with 450SLC
    Paris Dakar

  • Журавков Андрей

    Журавков Андрей

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    Охренительный акцент)



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    000 wow!!

  • Aymen Abiri

    Aymen Abiri

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    you should visit morocco

  • Ognjen Simić

    Ognjen Simić

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    This mercedes is undestructable...oil and runs on kichen oil...try it if you dont belive...greetings from Serbia

  • Ден ИС

    Ден ИС

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  • Kommentator


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    where is this wrecked?

  • Skeeter McSwagger

    Skeeter McSwagger

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    Why would anybody do that to a car? It's full size underpowered 4 door car that weighs over 4000 pounds!!!
    Next thing you know they're gonna be people doing that with ex police cars and putting guns and armor and all kinds of random dangerous sharp and rusty accessories all over the outside. STUPID THINGS PEôPĺę ŁoVe!¡¿? 🛡 🚓💨

  • Leo 010

    Leo 010

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    what if it had a om606 😳

  • Hemed Ali

    Hemed Ali

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    Imagine if FORZA feature this car I’d love to see this in the game 😅😅😅

  • Paweł Kordas

    Paweł Kordas

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    Rear damper is broken 🤔😋

  • MrTomBlackTV


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    so awesome you guys can do that there looks so fun!! i live in the netherlands and work at a junkyard, if i lived there i already know what i would be doing :P

  • Grant Leben

    Grant Leben

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    >"when it explodes"
    my om617 is currently at 1,150,000 miles. good luck trying to kill it

  • Jarah mansoor

    Jarah mansoor

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    Germany build best cars on the world and the American destroyed what they build

  • Victor P.

    Victor P.

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    Larry's photo work is sublime, an account to follow if you love the car. hoping to be able to discuss one day!

  • Brian Jacobsen

    Brian Jacobsen

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    Having fun with little $. My favorite.

  • MStrickkk


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    Totally skipped the "Honk if you

  • Alex Nava

    Alex Nava

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    I on only $800

  • Ricardo Pagan

    Ricardo Pagan

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    Exelente desde República Dominicana yo tengo un 300 turbo diésel

  • Christian Borgstede

    Christian Borgstede

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    a rare engine this 5 zylinder diesel.

  • kilian erismann

    kilian erismann

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    Yes they did ralley 😅👍

  • GWBuffalo _307

    GWBuffalo _307

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    😂😂😂 he was struggling to come up with a response that wasn’t “ I’ve had dicks” lmao

  • Eliezer Messias

    Eliezer Messias

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    @Anderson Dick

  • luka shavlakadze

    luka shavlakadze

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    look how they massacred that boy

  • Ines Schulz

    Ines Schulz

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  • Carlo Moro

    Carlo Moro

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    you really have a good taste

  • Carlo Moro

    Carlo Moro

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    hey, please congrat that guy again when you see him. Tell him he is the efficientest in term of effectiveness and cheapness

  • 蔡孟融


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    Looks like a car straight outta Mad Max

  • Rafael I. T. S.

    Rafael I. T. S.

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    "Mint Condition"

  • 22fret


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    The rear shocks are completely shot... :D

  • Holger Wittmann

    Holger Wittmann

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  • CM Wolf

    CM Wolf

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    These w126s are worth a lot now, prices have gone up considerably

    • CM Wolf

      CM Wolf

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      In Sweden and the EU, you have to pay between 1500-2400 for a renovation object

  • CM Wolf

    CM Wolf

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  • CM Wolf

    CM Wolf

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    Björn waldegård

  • J.L Becte

    J.L Becte

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    While were here not even progressing on our 100 hp daily driven shtbox.



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    Nic3 1n3

  • Zach T

    Zach T

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    Man just destroyed Vargas and Hert, "It's got a Rotary in it so it wasn't running right"

  • polar dzn

    polar dzn

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    i’m honking so fucking hard right now

  • Adam Adams

    Adam Adams

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    They need to find like a totaled old Chevy diesel and put monster power for funzziz! Or that 12 valve be sweet to!

  • cevat savaş

    cevat savaş

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    the original runs much better

  • Don Higinson

    Don Higinson

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    And it's still diesel! Love it. Those things will last forever

  • SR Performance

    SR Performance

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    awesome hair style Larry

  • Brad Doyle

    Brad Doyle

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    Cool lil gambler ride

  • Mohamed Bhamjee

    Mohamed Bhamjee

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    Yes mercedes did o lot off rallies in the 1970,

  • TheCptnOf Fail

    TheCptnOf Fail

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    This is hideous, a disgrace to cars, a rolling wreck. The paint is ugly, stickers are tacky, it's chopped up and fixed with a hammer and revs like a forklift.
    And I can't stop smiling and thinking "my car could be like this."

  • rrs


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    This is almost a copy of Jeremy Clarkson's Mercedes monster truck.
    I mean this as the best compliment ever!
    Always thought mercs from this era begged to be turned into something offroad\ rat style.

  • jebohim


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    idiot in SLAVE MASK on fresh air??????? damn IDIOCRACY.

  • Bran dao

    Bran dao

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    the more i look at it the more sex it becomes. this car is sex

  • Jane Huzrad

    Jane Huzrad

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    God I cant stand Chen.

  • João França

    João França

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    that would be bonkers if they ended swapping a om606 or om605 with a hx50 pulling them 550+ ponies

  • Kreislauftabledde


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    I LOVE it. I just LOVE it.

  • Devon Doak

    Devon Doak

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    Gambler 500 cars are the coolest builds

  • Junito Master

    Junito Master

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    i have one of those OM600 inline 5 diesels i love how they sound hahaaha

  • Jeffrey Myny

    Jeffrey Myny

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    That car is just ridiculously beautiful. I want one.

  • 246_ Boucher

    246_ Boucher

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    Best outro of 2021

  • Falda


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    I love it

  • ArkadiaII


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    London to Sydney kind of rally! I think a couple of other endurance rallies also, but nothing serial, from the factory, lest you count the story of the 190e Evo.

  • luchadorito


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    Every post-apocalyptic movie features camo-clad dorks shooting at eachother when in reality If a situation like that ever occurs you will need people who know farming/botany, doctors and one dude who knows how to wrench on old diesel Mercs cause these things will last until the four horsemen’s horses pass of old age!

  • steven livingston

    steven livingston

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    That thing is DOPE!!! Dude needs to bulk up his budget and LS swap the living shit out of that car.

  • Adrian G

    Adrian G

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    My mom had one of those. They're solid..

  • Gainesy


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    That is my kinda car.... Would love to do a build like this. Dunno if the uk laws would allow it on the road though 🤔

  • Essenel


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    this has to be one of the dopest project car out there

  • Dooo Gides

    Dooo Gides

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    Man if u visit Egypt u will see many of’s real Jeep

  • Strange Times

    Strange Times

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    just... cool!

  • redmunchkin


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    The thumbs down are from a bunch of German classic Mercedes fans.

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  • Shantanu Chauhan

    Shantanu Chauhan

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    its a german design ;its suppoise to look right

  • Slobaru


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    He said 12v and i had to like lol.

  • ovyeahhh


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    madmax amg

  • Matt Thatsme

    Matt Thatsme

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    LC always finds the dopest whips!!!

  • A. D

    A. D

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    Om606 go brrr

  • Graham


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    Absolutely one of my favorite KoH videos Larry! We need to get "King of the Hampsters 2022" going!!!!!!

  • Graham


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    King of the Hampsters 2022

  • ReconMANCER


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    real mans car

  • Robert Jung

    Robert Jung

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    Love such insanity. If only more countries had this free and easy way to live life. Think not one country in Europe you are allowed to mod your car anywhere near to this level. And less than 800.-? A steal! Have a ton of fun!



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    In pa this thing would be a cop magnet because the "tires stick out to far"...

  • Matthew Gorgoglione

    Matthew Gorgoglione

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    Yes ilL, I'm building an 85' 300SD same car but mad serviced...🕶️🧤😷🔧🌎✨🏆✨

  • jason birch

    jason birch

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    I have the same car with a window sticker of $37,xxx in 1984. I pad $400 for mine and I'm currently manual trans swapping it. It's got a home built 2 stage propane injection kit and a turned up injection pump. I love it.

  • T1 M4R

    T1 M4R

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    I doubt this is Euro5 compliant

  • Mathieu Dewulf

    Mathieu Dewulf

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    Love it !! 😍 Kind of reminds me of my old Corgi Mercedes 240D Euro Rally (

  • Leo Luzuriaga

    Leo Luzuriaga

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    Good stuff!

  • Chase Brunner

    Chase Brunner

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    I Always Wanted To Get The 300SD Turbo Diesel Or Turbo Diesel Jetta They Are Both Really Nice Old Diesel Cars

  • Philonious


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    In the 70s/80s A few world rallies Mercedes entered and won 1-2: The London-Sydney Marathon - a 19,000 mile car killer, and the Around The Americas, another 19,000 mile on and offroad bash through 10 not-always-developed countries. They entered C107s and W123 coupes. A decade before that Swedish rally girls Ewy Rosqvist and Ursula Wirth were winning and setting new records with their W111. A decade before that it was the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico with a W194. I know I'm missing a bunch, but MB has a long history of bashing rough ground .

    • Friendly Piranha

      Friendly Piranha

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      Philonious, so glad you mentioned these. I shall just add the 1959 Algiers to Cape Town Rally won by Carl Kling and Rainer Günzler in a Ponton 190 D. See: PS: For many years I lived in one of those houses in the background of the above photo.

  • O'Brian Jones

    O'Brian Jones

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    Good Stuff!! What's the song at the end?

  • Max S.

    Max S.

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    Mercedes has dipped their feet into rallying (With Walther Röhrl even), but they have been in Dakar for decades with the G-Wagon and the Unimog.

  • Potatoes and Trucks

    Potatoes and Trucks

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    That OM617 is bulletproof and has power potential. Slap a used turbo on it, tweak the fuel pump to inject more fuel and you can easily make 300HP

  • draggonhedd


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    Mercedes WAS in rally! Look up the Mercedes Red Pig

  • Hookemups


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    thats an awesome build.. hope sponsors jump on board for them

  • Paul Cunningham

    Paul Cunningham

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    My neighbour just put a for sale sign on his 80's awd 123 Wagon.... Now I have no choice but to start my next project....... No choice....

  • Marek Juraszek

    Marek Juraszek

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    love it. I am so into mad max-style machinery

  • jimmy vahviala

    jimmy vahviala

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    bigger pump, more booost!... the upgraded pump will cost more then the build tho

  • Rob S

    Rob S

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    Great vid. Refreshingly different 😂👍

  • mutsa ushewokunze

    mutsa ushewokunze

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    I was gonna say, "How dare they do this...!!!!, W126, this is sacrilege" However part of me is now saying, I want one

  • Jordan Segall

    Jordan Segall

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    Mf 617 does not make less than 100hp tho. The 616 from the 240D for sure only makes like 70/80hp but the 300SD w turbo does like 120hp stock easily

  • Jordan Segall

    Jordan Segall

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    Long live the 300SD