1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG

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Lot 92
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560 SEC 6.0 AMG

US$ 125,000 - 140,000
£ 100,000 - 110,000
Amended
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560 SEC 6.0 AMG

VIN. WDB1260451A429238

5,956cc DOHC 32-Valve V-8 Engine
Fuel Injection
385bhp at 6,600rpm
Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*The ultimate tuned Mercedes-Benz
*Desirable Widebody AMG version
*Rare and powerful 1980s icon
*Remained with original owner for 25 years



THE 560 SEC AMG

In 1967, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded AMG (Aufrecht, Melcher, and Grossaspach, Herr Aufrecht's hometown) as an engine modification and performance accessory firm for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Famously, they created the 'Rote Sau' in 1969, a modified racing version of Mercedes' "banker's hot rod," the 300 SEL 6.3. Bored out to 6.8 liters, the thunderous super-sedan raced to an admirable second place finish at the 1971 24 Hours of Spa and significantly increased AMG's public profile. This formula of adding immense power to large Mercedes quickly became a hallmark for AMG and continues to this day.

AMG applied this same method to Mercedes' S-class coupe, the 560 SEC. The modifications were numerous and all-encompassing, from striking 'widebody' fenders to accommodate the larger wheels to a reworked interior, unique paint options and, most importantly, a thoroughly revised engine. With displacement increased to 6.0 liters from the stock 5.6, this reworked engine produced twice the amount of torque as the stock unit at half the engine speed, thanks to AMG's bespoke, double-overhead-cam head with four valves per cylinder compared to the single cam, two-valve configuration in the stock variant. These mighty coupes commanded an eye-watering $200,000 in 1990 when the stock version was just over $80,000.

Given the great power, muscular bodywork, and exclusivity, demand was high for these coupes. However, it is believed that only fewer than 50 were completed before production ceased.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This striking Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC 6.0 AMG 'Widebody' is a very fine example of AMG's coveted Coupe. Finished in Smoke Silver paint over a luxurious black leather, four-seat interior, this tuned German barnstormer has an undeniable presence and a late '80s charm. Originally delivered to Japan, this potent Coupe stayed with its original owner for 25 years before arriving in the United States.

With less than 68,000 miles on the odometer, this 560 SEC 6.0 AMG has lived a cosseted life and is presented in largely original condition throughout. The monochromatic Smoke Silver paintwork retains a beautiful shine, including the painted accent pieces, badges, front grille and headlight wiper arms. The bulging AMG bodywork remains straight and in great condition, with good panel gaps and wonderful paint. Inside, the expansive black leather interior shows only minimal wear on the bolstered AMG seats and the striking white gauges, including a 300kph speedometer and a sporty 4-spoke steering wheel, are a reminder of the 6-liter powerhouse under the hood.

Few cars from the 1980s evoke drama and power like the SEC AMG 'Widebody" Coupe, with its muscular stance combined with its stately size and large displacement engine. Well-presented throughout, this Smoke Silver Coupe is a great example of AMG's coveted luxe model and offers unmistakable styling with thrilling, accessible performance.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this motorcar will be offered with copies of its original AMG and Mercedes Factory Assembly sheets. Furthermore, please note that this vehicle is titled as Non-USA vehicle. It was manufactured for sale and use outside of the United States, but has been converted to meet US Federal and California safety and emissions standards.
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1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ  560SEC 6.0 AMG
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