Mercedes 560SEC AMG Wide Body


This original 1989 560SEC 6.0 AMG Wide Body is arguably one of the most desirable high-performance AMGs ever created. Not only because it’s believed that fewer than 50 units were built, but also due to the company’s expertise, which transformed the big Benz into a unique creation. The car is powered by a bore-out 6.0-Litre V8, designed and built at Affalterbach, which uses an AMG custom quad-cam head with four valves per cylinder, producing twice the torque at half the engine speed of the original 5.6-litre Mercedes-Benz engine. The total outpout is 385 hp and it is transmitted to the rear wheels via a five-speed automatic gearbox. Moreover, the tuner’s signature continues on the outside that's oh-so-80s, as the car was fitted with distinctive front and rear fenders and door panels that allowed much wider wheels to be fitted. This example sold for $154,000 at RM Sotheby’s in January of 2016. An interesting price, considering it’s an ultra-rare vehicle that sold for $200,000 when it was new. Being the 28th unit produced, it is in perfect condition, and still boasts the original specs. It's finished in silver, with a black leather interior and matching black carpeting. It is also believed to be one of just six cars ordered by private collectors and museums in Japan in 1990.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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