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This web site is designed to document the process of installing an OM617 diesel engine in a Mercedes 107 chassis car (380SL, 450SL and 560SL) The idea of a diesel sports car is interesting and compelling. But a detailed documenting of the process has never been available. 

It turns out that this is a really simple swap, almost a bolt-in proposition. There is very little fabrication involved and no really unusual tools or equipment.

In addition, there is a ready supply of OM617 engines available and a decent supply of 107 cars, some that can be had very inexpensively with blown engines, due primarily to the well documented timing chain issue. 

If you are contemplating a diesel sports car project, I hope you will find this site informtive and helpful in reaching your goal.