1991 Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG Estate

Every time I have looked at a pre-merger Mercedes-Benz AMG car it seemed to come to us from AMG Japan. What that means is that car would a leave Germany as a regular Mercedes-Benz until it hit Japan where AMG Japan, LTD. would modify these cars both cosmetically and with performance upgrades. You can always recognize an AMG Japan car by the crazy amount of wood that was added to the car and the AMG Japan plate that riveted in somewhere on the car. Were these”real” AMG cars? Technically, yes. AMG Japan official subsidiary just like AMG North America was. As special as these cars are, I always felt they weren’t as ”true” as the pre-merger cars that were built in Affalterbach. Maybe because I see them come up for sale way more often than cars built in Affalterbach and sometimes they are missing important engine modifications. I don’t know if that means that more were produced or maybe Affalterbach built cars don’t trade publicly as much. Luckily, I ran across one of those Affalterbach built cars for sale and what a car it is.

This is a 1991 E60 AMG Estate. This car started life as your standard W124 300TE until it was sent to AMG not once, but twice, to make it what it is today. This wagon has a M119 6.0 liter V8 and a boatload of other AMG parts to go along with it. The best part about this car? The original VIN was actually X’d out and replaced with an AMG-specific VIN that begins ”AMG124” instead of the standard ”WDB124” that every other W124 begins with. This is quickly shaping up to being my favorite car of the year.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG Estate on Mobile.de

Year: 1991
Model: E60 AMG Estate
Engine: 6.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 398,300 km (247,492 mi)
Price: €59,999 ($73,694)

Unique vehicle!
In absolute great condition, except for a defect. He has a rust point on the side part in the back right, at the transition to the bumper.
If interested, just let me know.
Only serious questions will be answered!
I do not like lab bags that just pass the time because they’re boring.

Year of construction: 1989 delivered as 300 TE; Rebuilt in 1991 by AMG

VIN: AMG12422516032

Engine: M119; 6,0l V8 (5896 ccm) 371 hp

Equipment: 7-seater, auxiliary heating, air conditioning, rear heater, level control rear axle, Recaro sports seats, leather interior, 4-piston Brembo brake system (from R129), reinforced
rear differential, AMG suspension, GKat, AMG Exhaust system, ….
Everything registered!

History: Vehicle is from first owner and was 1991 by AMG (with approx. 90tkm).
Every service was done, until
197tkm always at AMG, then in a
Mercedes workshop up to 395tkm (2014).
All this is provable.

Oh yes, many thanks to the operators of the Exotic Forum that they have published my contact information on their website.

This is what a pre-merger AMG is all about. No doubts or questions about its authenticity, this is the real deal. I am a green guy, so the green paint and matching wheels with the green interior is a period correct home run in my eyes. The Recaro CS-E seats still look great after many years and many, many miles. The over 248,000 miles really surprises me as you think a car as special as this would be saved for special occasions, but I guess when you have something as cool as this you drive the hell out of it. The M119 in 6.0 liter capacity is pumping out 371 horsepower to a modified differential and set of axles. The brakes up front are 300mm four pistons from the R129 and special AMG badged Sachs shocks keep everything under control. Just to top it all off, the speedo is a 300 km/h AMG version for all those Autobahn runs.

The price of nearly $74,000 doesn’t shock me all that much. Yes, that is a boat load of money for a W124 estate, but you figure you are buying a 1-of-1 example that still can hang with fast cars today. It has proven its worth as a daily driver if you wanted to go that route, or keep it tucked away for special days. I think the seller will have no problem finding a buyer either in Germany or somewhere abroad. I’m just glad I got to take a close look and hopefully this will encourage more Affalterbach cars to come out of the shadows.

– Andrew

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7 Comments

  1. Wow. This thing is gorgeous. I am a sucker for a) pre-merger AMGs and b) 80s and 90s Recaros. This is the best of both worlds. Admittedly it’s a little too green for my tastes (and my DD is a dark green 335i) but I would still love to own this.

  2. Wow that flamboyant (by German standards) interior color did not age well. Still this is excellent.

  3. My all time favorite color combo, green with green interior. Gorgeous.

    If this car was driven a lot on German autobahns, one can safely assume it was driven hard and every HP of the almost 400 HP was used.
    The sleeper status will definitely bring a big smile to your face.

    “I do not like lab bags that just pass the time because they’re boring”

    I had to laugh hard when I saw this funny translation. What the seller wanted to say:

    I don’t want to deal with bullshi***rs who want to waste my time because they are bored.

    P.S.The German website is called http://www.mobile.de

  4. Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz. This particular one, while you’re at it. This checks every box for me. Wagon, giant 6.0, unique color, Recaro thrones fit for the arse of a king.

  5. This has to trump the M5 Elekta in general awesomeness even with the automatic. I am a big fan of the fact that this thing was driven and probably fully appreciated by its owners.

  6. Oh my, this thing is awesome. I love the green on green, but i wish either the carpets or the seats were a shade lighter. I believe that setup was seen on a recent w116 featured on this blog.

    I’m a little suprised at the price, considering the mileage, but mostly the rust. That can be very expensive to put right to a level this car deserves.

    All that said, this car calls to me. Were it mine, I’d daily it and throw a giant party when it crested 300k miles! What a car.

  7. A piece of history! A living legend. WOW!!!

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