Estates of the Art: The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model Wagon Battles…the Icon Derelict?! [Video]
Fewer contradictions in the automotive world (or the world, period) are as intriguing as the high performancestation wagon. They manage to be commodious enough to handle the spoils of a victorious Costco run and benign enough to cart the young ‘uns to and from school and other activities, yet stomp on the go pedal and Mr. Hyde gives Dr. Jekyll the ol’ heave-ho, performingsuper sedan(if notsupercar) feats of strength and agility. Seriously, how can any sane person calling himself or herself a car enthusiastnotgive hotwagonsanything less than grudging respect?
And perhaps the hottest station wagon of the moment (at least from an OEM) is the newMercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model Wagon. But what if you throw non-stock estate cars into the mix? That’s whatMotorTrend’sJonny Liebermandecided to do when he linedAMG’s latestÜberkombiup against theIcon Derelict, a ridiculously refined rat rod/resto mod1952 Chrysler Town & Country. You may not agree with Loverman’s pick for the winner, but really, can either of these battlewagons be called losers? Precisely.