Rare Mercedes 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Wide Body sold at auction

This very rare Mercedes 560 SEC AMG 6.0 “Wide Body” has been put up for auction. It was produced in only 26 copies in 1989.

Developed in 1989 and based on the Mercedes 560 SEC, the ancestor of thec , this AMG version is an iconic model. Mercedes pushed its V8 engine to 6.0 liters of displacement (against 5.6 liters), to develop a total power of 385 horsepower (against 300 horsepower originally). This additional cavalry allows the car to go from 0 to 100 km / h in less than six seconds , rather honorable figures for a vehicle of this time.

Mercedes 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Wide Body: a more aggressive look

In addition to this mechanical revision, as its name suggests, this “Wide Body” version is equipped with a wide body kit , allowing to improve its look but also its aerodynamic performance. It also gains performance elements such as more powerful disc brakes, as well as a reinforced suspension. On board, we find the essential burl walnut inserts, a specific steering wheel signed AMG, chrome door sills, as well as Recaro seats .

This copy was produced in October 1989 , and was initially sold by a German dealer in Munich, before being exported to the UK in 2017. In addition to its black livery and black leather interior, several optional equipment comes complete the equipment: automatic air conditioning, a fire extinguisher and heated front seats.

Auctioned a few days ago by Bonhams, this Mercedes 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Wide Body was sold for € 169,923 .

 

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