1990 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG Widebody

  • AMG Japan Widebody
  • M117/119 6.0 DOHC
  • Recaro CSE
  • $Price on request

Year: 1990
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 560 SEC
Model Variant: AMG 6.0 Widebody
Exterior Color: Black Pearl Metallic (199)
Interior Color: Black (261A)
Current Mileage: 27,408 Kilometers (17,030 miles)
Version: Japanese
Chassis #WDB1260451A584997
Engine Capacity/Power: W126 6.0 liter, 4-valve, V8/385BHP
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Top Speed: 188MPH
Designer: Bruno Sacco
Limited Series: 50 (estimated)
Parent Company: Daimler-Benz/AMG
Years Produced: 1990
Total Production: 50 (estimated)
CarFAX: No


The ultimate Autobahn cruiser; The Factory AMG wide-body conversion, which is the most
desirable tuner upgrade available for Mercedes-Benz in the period. Finished in its
original combination of Black Pearl Metallic over black leather, original AMG-upgraded
6.0-liter DOHC engine

In the performance automotive world, there are plenty of greats and a few you could call
special, but only a handful of cars may be described as truly legendary. The AMG 6.0
SEC falls into the legendary category and has become an automotive cultural myth, a
great car made even greater by AMG, the German-based tuning company with
experience building and developing racing engines.

This is more than just a Mercedes-Benz hot rod; it is the car that virtually invented the
Mercedes-Benz hot rod. It came from the mid-1980s, when there was the perception
that money was in the air, every exotic and luxury automotive brand was brimming with
confidence, looking to make a statement and one-up the competition.

The specialist company calling itself AMG (for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach)
formed by Mercedes-Benz engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher
established their business in the small German town of Burgstal near Stuttgart. The
specialist car brand started with the simple idea of taking Mercedes-Benz sedans such
as the 300E, putting a great big engine and high performance parts in them and
creating virtual rockets out of what were normally ordinary family cars and nicknaming
them “Hammer”.

In road tests, The Hammer was faster than factory market segment competitors such as
Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach, and Porsche Turbos – with a top speed of

As we’ve become accustomed to, 560 SEC AMG 6.0 has a definitive presence. The first
thing that is striking about the car is the monochrome black exterior and immense size
even without the usual AMG bodywork add-ons, this car is a big coupe, in the mode of
the Bentley Continental R, and its outwardly subtle looks belie the performance under
the skin.

This Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Widebody (#4997) comes highly optioned from
AMG Japan including:

• Late production Japanese built Widebody
• M117/119 6.0
• Blue-Black Metallic paint
• Heated Black leather Recaro CSE
• Extended wood kit
• Automatic climate control
• Heat-insulating glass, all round heated rear window pane, band filter
• Headlamp, left-hand traffic
• Radio Becker Mexico 2000 – Japan
• Original AMG stampings on body kit including the Widebody fenders.
• Original Sebring exhaust
• Grade 4.5/5 at Japanese auction
• Rare AMG big brakes
• Low mileage
• AMG self-leveling suspension
• AMG steering wheel

“At Curated, we do not acquire cars simply for inventory but rather based on what the car is.
We love interesting provenance, very low production, very low mileage, very special and often
weird cars.”

John Temerian, Jr.
Curated co-founder


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