For Sale: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC Wide Body AMG with 6L V8

Here’s a snapshot of AMG’s earliest days. An Affaltabach-tuned C126 series 560 SEC Wide Body, which is coming up for auction at the RM Sotheby’s event in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC Wide Body AMG

Numbered as 28 of 50, this car represents an era when AMG wasn’t as integral in the Mercedes-Benz empire as it is today. This 1989 model has 90,222km on the clock and has only had one owner.

The cooking 560 SEC mustered 220kW from its 5.6-litre SOHC V8, which AMG managed to wick up to 287kW via a 400cc increase of displacement to 6.0 litres. Not bad considering its rudimentary Bosch KE Jetronic injection system.

In addition, beefier brakes and sportier suspension help to handle that additional mumbo. The wide-body kit was added and interior enhancements came in the form of special build plates and bespoke dials.

New, it set the owner back a hefty US$200,000 at the time (roughly AU$275,000), or around two-thirds of the price of its modern day equivalent (the S 63 AMG coupe).

Finished in silver, with a black leather interior, this unique model will be auctioned on January 28-29 without reserve. Head over to the RM Sotheby’s website for more detail.