A couple of years ago this video of a murdered-out 560SEC AMG surfacedÂ on Jalopnik andÂ IÂ fell in love. Not only did theÂ car have tremendous, old-school presence, the film showed an owner who wasn’t afraid to smoke the back tires while driving it quickly andÂ aggressively.Â Hooning the large, pillar-less bruteÂ looked like tremendous fun.Â Unfortunately, authentic AMG cars from the pre-merger period don’t come to market very frequently. And when they do,Â they are usually priced well beyond the means of mere mortals like myself (you can see examples we’ve featured beforeÂ here, here and here). A cheaper alternative would be to find aÂ regularÂ SEC that has had someÂ AMG exterior parts installed, like this one.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC on eBay
Incredible car in great condition! Photos speak for the way the car has been cared for ! Shows minimal normal wear ! Own an awesome car at an awesome price ! Have owned for I believe 10 yrs ! Garaged kept and covered! Comes with Mercedes cover ! Original owner was nba basketball star! No reserve ! Must see ! No reserve ! Any questions please ask!! Only notible issues are 1. Drivers window switch needs to be replaced which I will have done by Mercedes at my coat and 2. CD player needs new faceplate which I will have professionally done ! sunroof and headliner have been professionally redone as are a common issue for this model comes with reciepts! I still have original records and books and car fax from when I purchased !! More pictures available !!! Questions please ask !! Won’t be disappointed and feel free to contact to set up a preview !!
This appears to be a standard 560SEC with an AMG exterior body kit, AMG Aero I wheels and smoked turn signals and tail lights. The exterior paintÂ isÂ 199 black pearl (blue-black) and sits over a cream beige leather interior. ThereÂ are no mechanical or engine upgrades listed, which means that this car runs the standard 5.6 liter M117 engine with 116k miles on the odometer.Â The photos in the auction show the exterior and interior to be in good condition.Â I’m not a fan of the chrome trim combined with the smoked lights and blacked-out color scheme. I think that if you’re going to go for the murdered out look, you have to go all in and get rid of the chrome. But that is a relatively minor quibble and overall the carÂ presentsÂ handsomely.Â
The ad copy isn’tÂ exactly bristling with detail, so it’s hard to tell whether the AMG bitsÂ are authentic and I know many purists care a lot about this sort of thing. There is a picture of the window sticker but it doesn’t mention any AMG options, suggestingÂ they wereÂ added later. The desirable Aero I wheels look legit, but the body kit could be one of those cheap, fiberglassÂ replicas you often see listed on eBay. It does appear to fit correctly, which counts in favor of it being authentic. Since theÂ sellerÂ doesn’t say anything about the provenance of the AMG parts, I would suggest that any potential buyers ask some pointed questions toÂ establishÂ when and where they were installed.Â
Bidding starts at $9k without a reserve and there has been no actionÂ at the time of writing. If the car sells for something around that point and checks out in person, I think that’s a reasonable price to payÂ for a slice of 80s AMG cool, even if it doesn’t have the mechanicals to back up the looks.