TH_Airplane TH_B TH_Bigarrow TH_Bomb TH_Calendar TH_Calendar2 TH_Camera TH_Checkmark TH_CircleSearch_Black TH_Circles TH_Cloud TH_CloudNight TH_CloudSun TH_Close TH_Eyewear TH_Facebook TH_Faces TH_Feather TH_Flag TH_Footwear1 TH_G TH_GooglePlus TH_GreaterSign TH_Hamburger TH_Hand TH_Hands TH_Hanger TH_Heart TH_Homebase TH_Instagram TH_LA TH_LessThan TH_Lightning TH_Lines TH_Lines2 TH_Link TH_Lists TH_Lookbook TH_MapLocation TH_Message TH_Moon TH_MusicNote TH_NY TH_NewBomb TH_P TH_Page TH_Person TH_Power TH_PublicLabel TH_Questionmark TH_R TH_RSSFeed TH_Rain TH_Rain2 TH_Random TH_SF TH_SM TH_Search TH_Shoe TH_ShoppingBag TH_Skateboard TH_Snow TH_Star TH_Store TH_Sun TH_Twitter TH_UpArrow TH_Video TH_Vimeo TH_Webio TH_Wind TH_Write TH_X TH_YouTube TH_tumblr Th_Shirt th_newwindow TH_DownArrow TH_Hongkong TH_Hongkong icon_art icon_babes icon_business-branding icon_fashion icon_lookbook icon_music icon_photo icon_tech
Blog
Expand Fullscreen

PERFECT BLEND :: 1972 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE

Growing up in Los Angeles, I’ve been fortunate enough to be exposed to all sorts of car cultures. Being raised in a predominantly Latino neighborhood, one of my earliest experiences of the automotive community was through the lowrider scene. Instead of modifying a car to go fast, lowriders were built to cruise the boulevards, attracting the attention of onlookers with their flashy paint jobs, custom interiors, and “hittin’ switches” with their hydraulics. A lot has changed since then, and like most car cultures, there has been a changing of the guard that has brought a new generation of builders along with new trends to the scene.

That brings me to Jimmy Uria‘s RHD (Right Hand Drive) 1972 Mercedes Benz 280SE. In my opinion, Jimmy’s car doesn’t even resemble your typical lowrider. What you see is what I would consider a perfect blend of styles with lowrider aesthetics. Simple in terms of looks, but the execution of all mods is what makes Jimmy’s car stand apart from the lowrider scene.

You would think that Jimmy’s love for cars started with vintage Mercedes Benz’s, but in fact, he actually came from the Honda scene in which he has Del Sol with a laundry list of rare JDM parts. As if obtaining an imported RHD 280SE weren’t rare enough, Jimmy took that same mentality he picked up from the import scene of finding uncommon OEM parts to make his Mercedes that much more exclusive. This list of rare parts would include: European headlights, French tail lights, European license plate with a vintage frame, window visors, grill guard, rear fog light, and gas door pull lever. And to put the icing on the cake, the car sits on a Universal Air suspension ride with radial white wall tires and triple chrome OEM hub caps.

Jimmy’s car is a fine example of why the car community is awesome. Even though we all come from different backgrounds and communities, at the end of the day, our passion for cars is what brings us together and that’s what makes me proud to be a part of it all. Thanks Jimmy!

Take a look inside and the interior is just as clean as the exterior.