Mercedes 560 SEC AMG 6.0 WideBody 1989 – SPRZEDANY

AMG zanim stało się częścią Mercedesa tworzyło jej największe legendy. Mercedes 560 SEC AMG 6.0 WideBody otrzymał powiększony do 6 litrów silnik z głowicami z czterema zaworami na cylinder, co pozwoliło uzyskać moment obrotowy dwukrotnie wyższy od oryginału. Do tego charakterystyczne, zaprojektowane przez AMG „Wide Body”, czyli poszerzone przednie i tylne błotniki, umożliwiające montaż znacznie szerszych kół i opon. Koszt tego samochodu, ze zmodernizowanym silnikiem, panelami nadwozia, elementami zawieszenia i montażem, wyniósł zapierające dech w piersiach 200 tysięcy dolarów. Początkowo planowano produkcję 100 jednostek, ale eksperci uważają obecnie, że zbudowano ich mniej niż 50 sztuk. Uważa się również, że tylko sześć takich pojazdów zostało zamówionych przez prywatnych kolekcjonerów i muzea w Japonii. Ten okaz pamiętamy z aukcji ze stycznia 2016 roku, teraz znów pojawił się na rynku. Cały czas jest w świetnym stanie zachowania, na liczniku przybyło mu jedynie 171 km. Cztery lata temu osiągnął cenę 154 tysięcy USD, w tym roku wylicytowany został za 201600 USD. Czy można poczytywać to za trend? Zobaczymy 🙂


1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 'Wide-Body' © 2020 RM Sothebys

Link: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az21/arizona/lots/r0003-1989-mercedes-benz-560-sec-amg-60-wide-body/995589

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 'Wide-Body'
Sold For $201,600
Inclusive of applicable buyer’s fee.
RM | Sotheby’s – ARIZONA 25 JANUARY 2021 – The Homologation Collection
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Gearbox No.
Cylinder Head No.
WDB1260451A436448
117.968.12.010573 HV
722.350.03.196053
382 60 28
The ultimate 1980s high-performance super-coupe from Affalterbach
Pearl Grey Metallic over Anthracite leather
Delivered new to Japan; modified in-period by AMG Japan
385 hp, 32-valve 6.0-liter V-8 engine; four-speed automatic transmission
Please note that this lot will need to be collected from Scottsdale, Arizona
Please note that this lot is titled as a 1990.
From their 150-employee operation in Affalterbach, the burgeoning engine builder and tuning firm AMG had, by 1989, already released some of the most powerful, outrageous, no-holds-barred creations to grace the Autobahn. Since 1967, the firm had achieved marked success by following a simple corporate ethos: If your pockets were deep enough, they would build it for you. At a time when Mercedes-Benz still poured unrivaled sums into the research and development of their products, yet the marque’s identity remained “comfortable luxury,” AMG regularly committed acts of heresy; “shoehorning” became AMG’s particular claim to fame, and displacement proved the company’s preferred commodity. The car offered here is quite in line with this approach.

This Japanese-market 1989 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Wide-Body is clad in Pearl Grey Metallic over Anthracite leather and was delivered new to AMG Japan in September 1988. The car’s original powertrain was replaced by AMG in-period, and the completed car was delivered back to its first owner shortly thereafter. AMG’s work consisted of taking a stock 5.5-liter M117 V-8 and boring it out to 6.0-liters before equipping it with a set of “hotter” camshafts housed within of pair of proprietary 16-valve, three-piece, sand-cast cylinder heads. Surmounted by a modified throttle body, freer-breathing exhaust, and ported intake manifold, the final product produces a reported 385 horsepower and provides twice the torque at half the engine speed of the stock 560 configuration. The cost of the 6.0-liter (32-valve) and Wide-Body packages from AMG—tacked onto the sticker price of a brand-new, flagship SEC Coupe—made this car one of the most expensive roadgoing marvels of the period. These prohibitively high costs assured that only the most well-heeled enthusiasts could showcase the pinnacle of the tuning firm’s catalog.

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Both the engine number and transmission number are the correct AMG sequences indicating period modification. AMG “Gen II” body numbers are found on the front fenders and front bumper with correct West German production information, and the valve cover stampings correctly identify the 6.0-liter displacement (as opposed to the available, lesser 5.6-liter), sequence number, and appropriate employee ID code. Further stampings on the heads, exhaust manifolds, and throttle body are similar testaments to this coupe’s significant modifications. Further, AMG four-piston front brake calipers are present along with the exclusive and correct “AMG by Bilstein” shocks. AMG-touched cars from this era may only have a few of these attributes present; this example evidences them throughout. One newer addition is the replacement stainless steel exhaust; it runs rear past the limited-slip differential, finding its terminus in a dual-outlet muffler rendered in the style of the correct AMG unit.

AMG’s hand assembled widebody fenders and “Gen II” ground effects change the visage of Bruno Sacco’s pillarless coupe design from graceful to vengeful. Plastic badges bearing a modern AMG logo appear to be more recent additions to each front fender, but this coupe’s menacing stance is otherwise correct. A proper set of staggered, three-piece 17-inch wheels are presently shod in fresh Bridgestone Potenza tires.

The Anthracite interior is a rather restrained affair, so far as AMG builds of the period are concerned. Nonetheless, an attractive suite of extended burl veneers is enriched by the presence of a small-gauge AMG by Momo M38 steering wheel fronting a white-faced AMG instrument cluster. The rear seats are in presentable condition; quilted buffalo leather door inserts and black carpeting complete the handsome appeal of this coupe’s cockpit.

This 1989 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Wide-Body Coupe is now offered for sale with just 90,400 kilometers (~56,200 miles) indicated, and is accompanied by a Japanese manual, service map booklet, later AMG document pouch, jack, and spare tire.