1989 Mercedes-Benz AMG 560SEC 6.0 Quad Cam Hammer Engine C126 Smoke Silver Rare

1989 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series Rare AMG Quad Cam Hammer

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 1989

Price: -
Item location: Long Island, NY, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 500-Series
SubModel: AMG Hammer
Type: Coupe
Trim: Rare AMG Quad Cam Hammer
Year: 1989
Mileage: 60000
VIN: 99999999999999999
Color: Smoke Silver
Engine size: 6.0 Liter V-8 AMG Hammer
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1989 Mercedes-Benz AMG 560SEC 6.0 Quad Cam Hammer Engine C126 Smoke Silver Rare Original

I am very excited to be able to offer this ultra rare 1989 Mercedes-Benz AMG wide body 560 SEC 6.0 quad cam. Exterior color is smoke silver (code #702) with black leather interior (code #261). This car features the original AMG 6.0 liter quad cam engine. These are extremely rare and rarely come up for sale so take this opportunity seriously if you are a Mercedes-Benz or AMG collector. VIN # is WDB1260451A429238. Current mileage is approx. 98,000 +/- kilometers (approx. 60,000 miles).

This particular 6.0 liter wide-body AMG was one of 6 similar vehicles completed for the Japanese market based on a series of orders submitted in the Spring of 1990 according to research. These were all ordered and completed at about the same time and based on brand new, fully warranted 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 motor 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 was phased out of production.

This is an original AMG wide body example featuring the original wide body AMG fiberglass front fenders and aluminum hood that were installed new at the AMG plant in Germany. It retains its original AMG engine as delivered new and it is completely and totally accident and corrosion free.

This vehicle has been fully safety checked, inspected and all services are completely current and up to date (date March 2018). It is available for inspection in Long Island, NY. Owner has 2 full sets of books for this car - original to this car in Japanese as well as a set in English.

Why is this car so special? Let's recap:

- 6.0 liter quad cam AMG engine

- Hand built by Mercedes and then further built by hand by AMG

- A real and original AMG wide body

- AMG spoilers - front, rear and side skirts

- AMG suspension

- AMG exhaust

- AMG Penta wheels

- AMG original shift knob

- AMG wood accents on the door panels with all original factory black leather interior

- AMG steering wheel

- AMG gauges

- AMG fiberglass hood

Let's Look at the #'s: I have done research and consulted with experts who have provided the following information about the engine #, VIN #, data plate etc.: Engine # 373 60 28: - 373 is the sequential serial # of the engine

- 60 means 6.0 liter displacement
- 28 is the AMG engine builder/technician #. New AMG engines have the engine builder's name on the engine cover. The older M117 engines just have the engine builder's #.

Data Tag:

261 - Black leather

412 - Electric sliding roof with tilting device

442 - Airbag in steering wheel

498 - Japan version

581 - Automatic climate control

253 - Radio MB exquisit, Japan

702 - Paint code - smoke silver

809 - Model year - 89

873 - Seat heater left and right

Recent MB Servicing: The current owner has owned the car for approx. 2 years. During that time, he has had the car maintained exclusively at MB of Massapequa, NY. Recent services include: May 2018 - - Repair fuel distributor and fuel injectors - Replace ignition coil - Replace battery - Total cost $2200 April 2018 - - Replace rear suspension accumulators - Replace alternator - Total cost $2422

Aug 2017 -

- Replaced o2 sensors - Oil and filter change - Repair muffler - Replaced shift linkage bushings - Total cost $2471 Background:

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 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, the 6L 100 mm bore SOHC or DOHC engines available for both the W126 coupe and sedans.

1989 AMG 560SEC 6.0 Wide-Body:

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 then all in excess of $200,000 and even at that level, there were long wait lists and very few such examples were completed. Cars like this took over one year to modify and enhance at the AMG factory.

Useful Links:

* To view a great video highlighting the 560SEC AMG, click here

* To watch another 560SEC AMG video, click here

* To read a great article on the 560SEC AMG wide body, click here

Recent auction sales:

If there is any doubt regarding the collectibility and pricing of these rare cars, one example sold at Sothebys auction in 2016 for $154,000 (extremely similar car in the same color combination and also produced for the Japanese market.

* To view that auction page, click here

Overseas bidding welcome

I welcome European or Asian bidding or any overseas bidding for that matter. This car was originally delivered to Japan and it might return there. I will be happy to assist with overseas shipping.

In Conclusion:

I truly believe that this is a rare opportunity to own a very special car. This example has been fully vetted by it's current owner who is an avid car collector. The car has been fully serviced by a local Mercedes dealer and is ready for the new owner. Feel free to contact me with questions etc.

1989 Mercedes-Benz AMG 560SEC 6.0 Quad Cam Hammer Engine C126 Smoke Silver Rare Original

Car is located in Long Island, NY. Contact me if you'd like to arrange an inspection.

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