When Mercedes met Fargo

Take one 1952 Fargo and add ... lots of stuff.
   This, we can be fairly certain, is NOT the truck that hit Cody LeCompte's Hyundai. Advertised recently on www.revolico.com, the site known as the "Cuban Craigslist," it looks, in fact, like it rarely leaves its driveway (which, incidentally, seems as well-finished as the vehicle it is home to).
   By sheetmetal, this big flatbed is a 1952 Fargo, a Chrysler brand for Canada and export markets that was closely related to the manufacturer's line of Dodge commercial vehicles. Under that green hood, however, is a six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz OM352 diesel engine displacing 5.7 litres. The OM352 was used in tractors and industrial applications, as well as in the Mercedes-Benz Unimog and other vehicles. The transmission is apparently a six-speed unit from Spanish automaker Pegaso.
   Other goodies: hydraulic power steering, air-suspension seats, custom second-row seating and a whole bunch of diamond-plate.
   Asking price for what has to be a one-of-a-kind machine: 20,000 CUC, or about $22,500 Cdn.



The truck looks good and the price is also good for any customers. I have decided to buy one for my firm house.

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