1990 Mercedes C126 560SEC 6.0 AMG Widebody

Another 560 SEC AMG wide body added to our register. We have seen a few of these come up for sale recently, and unsurprisingly, they have demanded a fair bit of money. This one was found for sale on Ebay USA in March 2016.

The seller at the time noted the following interesting facts about the car, and the AMG division: 

"AMG received a series of orders from several prominent Japanese private museums and collectors in the late 1980s. Shortly thereafter the first of a handful of fully re-engineered 560 SEC 6.0 “Wide-Body” Coupes fitted with the ultimate development of the already legendary M117/9 V-8 engines appeared in several Japanese motor shows. The engines were now fully developed to 6.0-liters with radically improved cam and ignition timing on the quad-cam, four-valve cylinder heads. Massive increases in bhp were achieved but more impressive was the fact that these machines now produced more than twice the torque and at 1/2 the rpm of the original MB Factory design. The result was un-heard of performance in an utterly reliable overall package that came with the same warranty as provided new by the MB Factory. Such performance and utter exclusivity came at a steep cost. Individual sale prices varied but they were now all in excess of $200,000 and even at that level, there were long wait lists and very few such examples were completed.

This particular 6.0 Wide-Body was one of 6 similar vehicles completed for Japanese enthusiasts. These were all ordered and completed at about the same time and based on brand new, fully warranted 1990 560 SEC models. The transformation and re-engineering took a fair amount of time and it was nearly two years before they began to appear at Japanese shows and in various Japanese enthusiast magazines. A handful of additional examples were completed before AMG came under more direct control of the MB Factory in 1993 and the model phased out of production.

Our subject AMG 6.0 Wide-Body was built under AMG Commission No. 376-6.0 28 as a 6.0-liter, four-cam, four valve “wide-body 560 SEC.  After initial delivery and road-registration to Japan, this example remained carefully preserved with a single owner over the last 25 years during which time it covered just over 90,000 kilometers (67,471 miles)."

Vehicle details

Added on 3 Mar 2016

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Vehicle Location: Country: 
United States
Build date: 
built in 1990
Automatic (column shift)
Paint Colour/Code: 
Smoke Silver Poly (Code: 702)
Interior Colour/Code: 
Not Available
Engine Type: 
8 cylinder
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
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