You didn’t think I was just going to let it go did you?
I am pleased to announce I did win my 2015 ALPHA 9 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG back from the insurance auction and it is being rebuilt. This is the car we set the Cannonball Run Record with back in November of 2019 running over 2800 miles from New York to Los Angles in just 27 hours and 25 minutes. It was destroyed by a sleepy Tractor Trailer driver back in April of 2020 and was deemed totaled. While we have since gone faster in the 2016 Audi S6, the story of 27:25 in the Mercedes spread far and wide making this car probably the most famous Cannonball car of all time.
Getting the car back did not go as smooth as expected but it happened back in August of 2020. Prime Cuts Chop Shop found me a front end hit E63 as a parts cars which we stripped down to a rolling chassis which will be used for parts to rebuild the infamous Cannonball Silver Passenger Car. I explain the whole process in this video.
The car is being rebuilt by Fonzi and his team with the Foreign Builds YouTube Channel. Make sure to subscribe to their channel to follow along with the updates as they show us how they resurrect this important piece of Cannonball history.