Most desirable tuner upgrade available for Mercedes-Benz in period
Just 27,731 km on the odometer
Original AMG-upgraded 6.0-liter DOHC engine
The first joint product between AMG and Mercedes-Benz, the AMG C36 would not be introduced until 1993. For years prior to that, the two companies were cooperating to the extent that the AMG cars were being delivered with full company warranties through Mercedes-Benz dealers, however these vehicles were prohibitively expensive and therefore very rare.
Introduced in 1990, the 560 SEC AMG was perhaps the most fabled of these “pre-merger” upgraded automobiles. The car was powered with a 6.0-liter engine, producing twice the torque at half the engine speed of the original 5.6-liter Mercedes-Benz engine. On the outside, the car was fitted with distinctive AMG-designed front and rear fenders and door panels that allowed much wider wheels and tires to be fitted, inspiring the nickname “Wide Body.”
Experts believe that only 50 or so of these pre-merger 560s exist – and one is on offer here. On file is paperwork from Japan proving its low mileage, and a full service in the UK dated 2016. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa19.