If you “ran for the hills” screaming “My eyes! My eyes!” after yesterday’s 500SEC Convertible, I wouldn’t blame you. It was a shame what was done to an otherwise classic car, and outside of the AMG body kit and Euro bits it didn’t really look worth salvaging; certainly, not at a quarter million miles for $25,000. In an attempt to redeem the dignity of the stately Mercedes-Benz brand, then, here’s a much better alternative; a completely stock 1986 560SEC in a rare color combination – Smoke Silver with Henna interior:
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The 1990s was a time of transition at Mercedes-Benz. Model nomenclature evolved from numbers at the beginning of each model to a letter, Porsche was commissioned for a super sedan in the form of the 500E/E500 and AMG, the engineering firm responsible for a lot of Mercedes-Benz motorsport success and performance oriented street vehicles became a subsidiary under the Three Pointed Star umbrella. Their first official vehicle was the W202 based C36, a compact sports sedan intended to battle for enthusiasts’ wallets right in BMW’s Motorsport backyard. Right before the C36 appeared, an AMG oddity appeared, something that would grab the attention of the burgeoning SUV market: the G36 AMG.
This pumped Geländewagen appeared some years before Mercedes-Benz would flood the US market with G500s, G550s and AMG tuned examples that have become so popular with the rich and famous. With a breathed on 3.6 liter inline-6 under the hood, this G-wagen would give off-roaders a bit more juice when tackling those steep hills with this truck’s renowned three locking differentials.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz G36 AMG at 4Star Classics
If you missed Paul’s MerCamino earlier today, I’ve got another strange conversion for you. The 1980s were a heady time for “tuners”, some of which made some downright odd creations and others of which took existing really good cars and just…well, made them worse. One of the best ways to wreck a good car is to chop the roof off, and making cabriolet or roadster versions of coupes seemed to be a sure tuning bet in the 1980s. We got convertible versions of the Quattro, Porsche 928, BMW 6 series – heck, even the Ferrari Testarossa wasn’t immune. But if you wanted luxury and sun for 4, of course you needed a Mercedes-Benz 500SEC convertible. And while you’re there, why not throw in some AMG bits. “What?”, you say, “But I’ve never seen one!” Search no more:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC Convertible on eBay
With the death of the Commodore-based Holden Ute, GM Australia’s take on the El Camino, and the imminent demise of the Ford Falcon Ute, there will be few options when it comes to car-based pickups. This was a market exploited by GM and Ford in the US from the 1950s to the 1980s and attracts a rabid set of enthusiasts. Such fans will even go as far as to create their own “ute” based on a passenger vehicle, with Volvo estates seemingly a popular basis for such conversions. If a Mk1 Rabbit Pickup feels a bit too common, here a Mercedes-Benz W123 based pickup to handle all your hauling needs with class. This truck for sale in Indiana is a conversion based on the W123 estate and has the reliable OM617 diesel engine under the hood.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Pickup on eBay
The seller of the 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 has lowered his price by $7,000, to $118,000. With the 1966 600 we recently featured fetching $139,900, will this 600 be snapped up in due time?