What do you get when you cross a 1954 Buick with a 2007 Mercedes G55? One bad ass ride! Check out this stunning creation from Rad Rides by Troy.
While most reports on the car focus solely on its Mercedes-Benz drivetrain or on-board electronics system, we at The Hog Ring can’t keep our eyes off of its stunning Mercedes-themed interior. Hot rod builder Troy Trepanier seamlessly meshed the styling of the classic Buick with the modern amenities of a new Mercedes to create an interior that looks like it was meant for the car.
Pay close attention and try to spot all of the Mercedes styling cues…
What do you think? Let’s have a round table discussion. Share your thoughts on Rad Rides by Troy‘s one-off Buick G54 in the comments section below.
While it is a work of art (especially the body), I have some twitchyness about the interior. It seems a bit conflicted – the classic with the overly modern. While that can work, these choices seem off somehow.
Like the cranks for the windows when there are power switches. The display screen and shifter throw me too. Going full high-tech or full classic would be a better look.
It’s nice, very nice, but I think it would benefit from being more one thing or the other.
I love the modern throwback look. Kinda wonder how he got all the finicky mb electronics to work in there with the can bus.
Edward Minday says
Retired…I Think It Looks Great Troy By The Way I have An Uncle By Marriage Nammed Troy, He’s Into Old Trucks. This Reminds Me Of A 1957 Bel-air 2 dr. No Post Cheverolet It Was On There A Couple Years Ago But I Still Remeber 57’s No Mater How Long Ago On Ebay Which Had The Complete Interior Of A Late Model Jag In It.
Nadeem Muaddi says
I love it! While I understand Geoff’s uneasiness about the meshing of classic and modern amenities, I think that’s part of the appeal.
It’s not old school. It’s not new school. It’s a spectacular hybrid of both – fantastically executed!
rich santana says
Geoff, I agree completely. It has too many touches of too many styles. BTW, the crank is for the vent window. Also, I’m highly doubtful this is Troy’s normal trimmer. Too many things here not looking ‘Troy’ enough. Just look at the door panels…I don’t think so. Nice job though.