It was 2017, we were over at Fitted UK modified car show in Manchester and Andy announced he was purchasing this black 1998 C240 Mercedes-Benz.
Ireland doesn't have many cars like this. Highly modified, odd ball vehicles are few and far between. So when a good friend brought this one back, I was keen to shoot it.
The only issue is, Andy and his father are the type of car enthusiast that buys a car, parks it up and forgets about it.
So here we are, almost 3 years later and we finally arrange a shoot. On the same night Andy sells the car. Talk about timing.
This V6 powered German sedan (less superior to its BMW counterpart) sits extremely low over a set of Brabus 3-Piece split wheels thanks to custom built Airride System air suspension.
The exterior has been updated with a AMG front splitter and US spec rear tailgate. A custom straight through exhaust allows the V6 to be heard in the neighbouring village and the car stops through a set of M-Tech drilled and grooved discs.
Inside, the VIP look has been embraced with a custom interior and sound system.
This shoot was one of the reasons I enjoy cars and in particular, why I enjoy photographing them. The car was an excuse to meet-up, shoot the breeze, catch up on what Andy and I have been up to.
I filmed a short feature video on the car too, you can check it out below.
Owner: Andy Bracken
Location: Arklow, Wicklow