If blacked-out Mercedes-Benz vehicles are your thing, the latest auction from RM Sotheby’s is going to be of interest to you. Made in 1989, the Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 ‘Wide-Body,’ was built prior to Daimler AG’s merger with the Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher-led independent Benz tuning house.
This “pre-merger” Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG features a 6.0-litre V8 with a custom quad-cam head, putting out twice the torque as the standard 5.6-litre variant. Separating this AMG from the rest is the custom front and rear fenders, and door panels — all enhanced to fit the custom wide AMG 2-piece wheels. The blacked-out look continues all throughout the exterior, and is only contrasted by the woodgrain panels in the interior.
Priced at $200,000 USD, when it was commissioned for in 1989, this Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 “Wide-Body” is now estimated to fetch between $120,000 USD – $140,000 USD at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Amelia Island Auction.
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The Youngtimers are coming! Following global interest at our Paris sale, this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 500 TE AMG is coming to #RMEssen on 11-12 April when additional cars from #Youngtimer Collection will cross the block! . AMG was far from a household name in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but the firm had established an excellent reputation for modifying Mercedes-Benzes. One of their earliest and most celebrated conversions was fitting the W123 chassis with a 5.0-litre V-8, costing a whopping 65,000 Deutsche Marks. It is rumored that only a pair of wagons, sedans and a single coupé were converted. . While its early history is not known, this example was discovered in early 2013 by Henric Nieminen, a California-based AMG enthusiast. It is believed that the car was built in period by AMG in the U.S. . The Mercedes-Benz was cosmetically refreshed in 2013 and was used by BBC America’s Top Gear America in a segment celebrating 50 years of AMG. In 2017, it was purchased by the current owner and has remained one of the highlights of his collection of pre-merger AMGs. . See more exciting Essen entries and register to bid at the link in our bio!