One of the best from AMG’s era of independence, the AMG 560SEC 6.0 Liter Wide Body
In recent years, AMG has been become known for creating the best of the best versions of the top Mercedes Benz automobiles. Like Alpina for BMW, AMG first started by making racing engines for the iconic German automobile manufacturer, Mercedes Benz.
Starting in the early 1980 and up through 1990, AMG offered a variety of engine performance packages, styling products, and wheels, completely independent from Mercedes Benz. In the early nineties, the two companies started collaborating by offering AMG parts through the extensive Mercedes Benz dealer network.
It was during the 1980s, that AMG produced some amazing cars, the most famous of which was the AMG Hammer. Released in 1986, AMG shoehorned a 5.6-liter V8 engine producing 360 hp into the mid-size sedan. The engine has twin camshafts and 32-valve cylinder heads that was very aggressive, and powerful for the era. It was rumored to be faster than the iconic Lamborghini Countach from 60 to 120 miles per hour. Displacement increased to 6.0-liters a few years later.
The second vehicle that AMG became known for modifying was the Mercedes Benz 560SEC. For many, this came car came to symbolize the excessive 80s having been featured as the vehicle of choice for several drug dealers in the hit television show from the same decade, Miami Vice.
AMG 560SEC 6.0 Liter Wide Body
The most aggressive modification that AMG undertook on the Mercedes Benz 560SEC was a wide body conversion kit. Just recently, probably the best example I have seen recently came up for sale.
This is a 1991 Mercedes Benz 560SEC 6.0 AMG that is described as completely original having covered just 33,000 kilometers or 20,500 miles over its long life. It was offered with full documentation.
Featuring the wide-body conversion kit made of steel, the vehicle is finished in a dark carbon blue. The pictures show a car that is in excellent condition with all the correct bodywork and trim pieces.
Powering the AMG is the legendary M117/9 6.0 liter V8 engine from the AMG Hammer mentioned earlier. The engine produced close to 400hp with power driven to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission.
The cockpit of the AMG 6.0 liter Wide Body has electrically adjusted Recaro seats, an AMG steering wheel, extended wood trim, white-faced gauges that all look to be in top-notch condition.
The AMG 560SEC 6.0 Liter Wide Body is indeed a rare car and this is one of the best examples I have seen in awhile. It was offered for sale in Canada for the price of $211,000 but is claimed to have since sold