1991 Mercedes Benz 500SL 6.0 AMG Pre Merger Blk/Blk 73k Miles VERY RARE GEN 1 V8

  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: 2Dr Roadster
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 73290
  • VIN: WDBFA66E4MF026597
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 5997CC 6.0
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: LHD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Southampton, New York, United States


1991 Mercedes Benz 500SL 6.0 R129
Pre Merger AMG73,290 Original MilesBlack/BlackGen 1Aero 2 WheelsSebring AMG Exhaust!
AMG Cam GearsAMG SuspensionAMG Gen 1 Body KitSebring for AMG exhaustLarger Displacement Motor
No accident or previous damage. Paint is excellent with no scratches or dents. Very glossy and deep shine. Wood is without any cracking or fading.AC and Heat fully functionalRadio and Tape full functionalSOFT TOP IS EXCELLENT CONDITION AND ALL HYDRAULICS WORKING WITHOUT LEAKS.
AMG Aero Wheels without curb rash or oxidation, Black centers are glossy and match body perfectly
This car is Show Quality.Very clean and detailed, not a piece out of place.Idles well and gives power on demand as needed and designed
History: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 in Burgstall 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. At this 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 the obsessive with demand and interest far exceeding the small firms capabilities to keep up. These facts were not overlooked by MB corporate personal and in 1993, Daimler-Benz AG and AMG signed a contract of cooperation, allowing AMG to leverage Daimler-Benz's extensive dealer network and leading to commonly developed vehicles (the first one being the Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG, in 1993). On 1 January 1999 DaimlerChrysler, as it was called between 1998 and 2007, acquired 51 percent of AMG shares, and AMG was renamed to Mercedes-AMG GmbH.[4] Racing engine development was divested and continues to exist in Burgstall under the name HWA (Aufrecht's initials). On 1 January 2005 Aufrecht sold his remaining shares to DaimlerChrysler, 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 fast midsized sedan to a new level. AMG made the world's fastest passenger sedan at the time, nicknamed the Hammer, by squeezing 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. Later models were even more powerful and introduced the 17-inch AMG Aero 1 Hammer wheels. 1986 was also the year Mercedes introduced the 560 M117 engine. This provided yet another opportunity for customers to order the largest AMG displacement available at the time, these 6.0-liter with 100mm bore SOHC or DOHC engines available for both the W126 coupe and sedans.
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