If powerful rare German classics give you palpitations, you’d best find the nearest defib, there’s a Mercedes-Benz 560SEC AMG 6.0 ‘Wide Body’ being offered for sale…
Independent tuning house, AMG was founded in 1967 offering various upgrades and add-ons to anyone lucky enough to own a Mercedes-Benz, coupled with extremely deep pockets.
Typical AMG enhancements included high-performance engine top-end rebuilds, lightened valve trains, aggressive cams, outrageous bodykits, wheels, interior enhancement and aerodynamic components.
1 of only 26 in existence, the Mercedes-Benz 560SEC AMG Wide Body is, without doubt, one of the most iconic AMG vehicles ever built as well as delivering performance and luxury.
Based on the standard 560SEC and featuring the same 300bhp 5.6-litre V8, the feisty AMG is also bored out to 6.0 litres with a bespoke four-valve, dual-overhead-camshaft and sand-cast cylinder heads, boosting the power to a licence-losing 385bhp.
It’s worth remembering, this is a car that can accelerate from 0-60 in less than six seconds which in 1989 was a staggering achievement.
Not only that, but the AMG model was also fitted with a bespoke ‘Wide Body’ aero kit, updated suspension, larger disc brakes and a whole raft of bells and whistles to impress your passengers with.
Internally, the AMG was also equipped with electronically adjustable Recaro seats, additional walnut wood trim, an AMG specific steering wheel, and chrome door sills… The 560 SEC AMG is now widely regarded as the ultimate AMG Mercedes.
Built in October 1989, the 560SEC AMG 6.0 ‘Wide Body’ offered by Bonhams was originally ordered new from a dealership in Munich, Germany. Various optional extras were fitted to the car from the factory such as automatic climate control, a fire extinguisher and heated front seats.
While the estimate is £ 140,000 – 180,00, this is a slice of German rarity which is sure to attract global collectors.
Details on the sale can be found via this link.
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