1990 Mercedes Benz 560 SEC

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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: S-Class
  • SubModel: AMG 6.0 Quad Cam 4-Valve Wide Body
  • Type: AMG Wide Body
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 97,319
  • VIN: WDBCA45E2lA527797
  • Color: Silver
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Passenger Airbag
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States


AMG was founded as a racing engine forge in 1967 under the name AMG Motorenbau und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH(AMG Engine Production and Development, Ltd.), by former Mercedes engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher inBurgstall an der Murr, near Stuttgart. The letters "AMG" stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach (Aufrecht's birth Town).In 1976 most of AMG moved to Affalterbach, with the racing-engine development remaining at the old location in Burgstall. Atthis time Erhard Melcher ceased to be a partner, but continued to be an employee at the Burgstall location.
From 1986 to 1992, interest and the desirability of AMG tuned and prepared Mercedes Benz road cars bordered on theobsessive with demand and interest far exceeding the small firms capabilities to keep up. These facts were not overlooked byMB corporate personal and in 1993, Daimler-Benz AG and AMG signed a contract of cooperation, allowing AMG to leverageDaimler-Benz's extensive dealer network and leading to commonly developed vehicles (the first one being the Mercedes-BenzC36 AMG, in 1993). On 1 January 1999 DaimlerChrysler, as it was called between 1998 and 2007, acquired 51 percent ofAMG shares, and AMG was renamed to Mercedes-AMG GmbH.[4] Racing engine development was divested and continues toexist in Burgstall under the name HWA (Aufrecht's initials). On 1 January 2005 Aufrecht sold his remaining shares toDaimlerChrysler, and since then Mercedes-AMG GmbH has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG.
1986-1992 The Golden Years of AMG:
The release of the AMG Hammer sedan in 1986, based on the W124 E-Class, took AMG's performance modifications for a fastmidsized sedan to a new level. AMG made the world's fastest passenger sedan at the time, nicknamed the Hammer,[7] bysqueezing Mercedes 5.6-litre V8 tuned by AMG to 360 hp into a midsized sedan. It was very aggressive for the era, with 32-valve cylinder heads and twin camshafts, and said to be faster than the Lamborghini Countach from 60 to 120 mph.[8] Latermodels were even more powerful and introduced the 17-inch AMG Aero 1 Hammer wheels. 1986 was also the year Mercedesintroduced the 560 M117 engine. This provided yet another opportunity for customers to order the largest AMG displacementavailable at the time, the 6L 100 mm bore SOHC or DOHC engines available for both the W126 coupe and sedans.
1990 AMG 560SEC 6.0 Wide-Body “Widenamebody”:
AMG received a series of orders from several prominent Japanese Private Museums and Collectors in the late 1980s. Shortlythereafter the first of a handful of fully re-engineered 560 SEC 6.0 “Wide-Body” Coupes fitted with the ultimate developmentof the already legendary M117/9 V-8 engines appeared in several Japanese motor shows. The engines were now fullydeveloped to 6.0-liters with radically improved cam and ignition timing on the quad-cam, four-valve cylinder heads. Massiveincreases in bhp were achieved but more impressive was the fact that these machines now produced more than twice thetorque and at 1/2 the rpm of the original MB Factory design. The result was un-heard of performance in an utterly reliableoverall package that came with the same warranty as provided new by the MB Factory. Such performance and utterexclusivity came at a steep cost. Individual sale prices varied but they were now all in excess of $200,000 and even at thatlevel, there were long wait lists and very few such examples were completed.
This is the correct VIN number for this vehicle. Ebay's automated system does not allow me to enter it correctly. The mileage shown is correct but it is in kilometers. Total mileage is 97,319 kilometers or 60,471 miles.

This particular 6.0 Wide-Body was one of 6 similar vehicles completed for Japanese enthusiasts based on a series of orderssubmitted in the Spring of 1990. These were all ordered and completed at about the same time and based on brand new, fullywarranted 1990 560 SEC models. The transformation and re-engineering took a fair amount of time and it was nearly twoyears before they began to appear at Japanese Motor Shows and in various Japanese enthusiast magazines. This led at thetime and still to this day a false belief that these were being assembled in Japan by a new devision of AMG. The simpleranswer was that at the time few other buyers had so much extra cash on hand to give AMG free reign to build and design asbest they could with otherwise little to no restriction. A handful of additional examples were completed before AMG cameunder 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 Production Sequence No. "376 6.0 28" which is stamped in variousplaces on the vehicle today. This loosely brakes down to AMG sequential assembly project No. 76 and that it is a type 6.0-liter, four-cam, four valve "wide-body 560 SEC. It was sequentially the 28th of a total of 100 planed vehicles to be completedin the program. (Today, most experts do not believe that many were actually completed and the actual total production run isprobably less than 50 examples.) After initially delivery and road-registration to Japan, this example remained carefullyconserved and preserved in the care of an obsessive Japanese enthusiast for 25 years during which time it covered just over97,000 kilometers (60,000 miles.) Our purchase and import of this vehicle to the States was quite fortunate as very few ofthe original surviving examples has ever come up for sale on the secondary market.
This is absolutely warranted and guaranteed to be an original AMG, full steel-bodied example built new and not converted onan used or donor vehicle. It retains its original AMG engine as delivered new and it completely and totally accident andcorrosion free.
This vehicle has been fully safety checked, inspected and all services are completely current and up to date. It is available forimmediate inspection, evaluation and road-testing for those so inclined to acquire such a machine.
More than 50 high resolution inspection photos, records and original AMG delivery manuals, documents and paperwork can be accessed by contacting me for a direct link to our website.
This AMG can be inspected and test driven at our main San Diego Showroom located at:
Symbolic International
11425 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, California 92121 USA
This vehicle is currently titled, licensed and registered but it is not legal for sale in the State of California unless you are a licensed dealer. Please make sure to check out my additional ebay auctions and feel free to contact me to find out about many of the other collectible and classic automobiles we currently own and have for sale and trade. Amongst these is the "Holy Grail" of AMGs models, an original 1995 AMG SL72!
I can be reached directly on my cell phone by voice or text at619 840 7811or by E mail at billATbillnoonDOTcom and I look forward to hearing from you and to assisting all interested buyers.
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