Sold at $390,000
RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL
March 6, 2020, Lot 160
Chassis number: WDB1269451A476006
SCM Condition for this car: 2-
Of all the recent Mercedes-Benz AMG sales, this is the blockbuster.
The premium that this example generated, however, is no accident.
AMG built this car at their Affalterbach, Germany, workshop, which means it is as authentic as it could be. Just when this writer began to give up on his theory that cars Read More
The 230SL offered here was delivered new in the U.K. and is a rare original right-hand-drive model. Noteworthy features include power-assisted steering and a factory third seat. LWY 43D has had only two previous keepers, and there is a 2013 letter on file from the second — a Dr. Firth — testifying to the “very little mileage.”
The odometer reads 24,878 miles, which we cannot confirm but believe to be genuine. Restored in 2012, the car is described by the Read More
Among AMG’s pre-merger hierarchy, the 300CE 6.0 AMG “Hammer” is considered by many to be one of the most desirable models. First registered in Japan in November of 1995, according to the accompanying Japanese Export Certificate, the car remained there until 2014, when it was purchased and exported to Europe. At this time the car was noted as having 75,100 km (46,6664 miles) on the odometer and was wearing white paintwork. After leaving Japan, the car was shipped to the Read More
Introduced in 1990, the 560SEC AMG was perhaps the most fabled of the “pre-merger” upgraded Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The car was powered with a 6.0-liter engine, producing twice the torque of the original 5.6-liter Mercedes-Benz engine.
Experts believe that only 50 or so of these pre-merger 560s exist — and one is on offer here. On file is paperwork from Japan proving its low mileage, and a full service in the U.K. in 2016.
The 6.3 we are proud to offer recently received extensive mechanical work, which was conducted to bring an already well-preserved car to tip-top shape. The drivetrain was an area of particular focus for those involved in the project, and the engine was taken out to be thoroughly overhauled. The transmission was also treated to a similar procedure. With both removed, it provided an opportunity to refinish the engine compartment, and as such, a fresh coat of paint was sprayed within. Read More
The 560SL offered here is truly exceptional. It has been driven just 2,950 original miles and is offered in a highly desirable color scheme of Blue Green Metallic over Cream Beige leather interior.
Included with the sale is the iconic pagoda-style removable hard top, in matching Blue Green Metallic. The owner notes that the black soft convertible top has never been put up other than for inspection. The seats have always been covered since new, ensuring that they both remain Read More