A Very Rare Mercedes 560 SEL 6.0 AMG is for Sale on Auction

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Auction platform thembmarket.com is selling a very rare 1991 Mercedes 560 SEL 6.0 AMG. For that reason, it’s not too cheap.

This 1991 Mercedes 560 SEL 6.0 AMG has already travelled all over the world. It was delivered as a new model to Japan in 1991 and then imported to the USA in 2018 where it was purchased by a customer in Florida in 2019.

This long-wheelbase Mercedes W126 is an example from the last year production cycle of this S-Class generation and was modified by AMG who replaced the 5.6-liter V8 engine with two valves per cylinder developing 282 PS (279 HP) with a 4-valve per cylinder engine developing 385 PS (380 HP) and 556 Nm (410 lb-ft).

The car has catalytic converter but specs are from a non catalytic version

These performance figures are obtained if the car has no catalytic converter. But underbody images and a photo of a factory sticker show that this is a model with a catalytic converter. The official specs of the catalytic converter version mentions a power of 335 PS (330 HP) and a maximum torque of 482 Nm (355 lb ft) while the sticker on the car says 380 PS (375 HP).

The engine is mated to the original 4-speed automatic transmission from the 560 SEL but AMG has fitted a Torsen limited slip differential that improves rear axle traction and the rear subframe has also been reinforced. The exhaust pipes bear the AMG logo.

The original Black Pearl paint was replaced by Astral Silver 

The original paint was Black Pearl but was repainted in Astral Silver (code 735) in Japan by the former owner and the interior has the original black leather upholstery (261). The AMG four-spoke steering wheel is made by Momo and the AMG instrument cluster has the speedometer gratuated up to 300 km/h and the tachometer up to 7,000 rpm. The car currently has 72,945 km (about 45,000 miles).

The black leather upholstery is combined with natural wood inserts on the dashboard and door panels and AMG has added additional natural wood inserts on the door panels, the shift knob  and fitted rear folding tray tables.

Equipment includes cruise control, electrically operated sunroof, automatic climate control, heated front and rear seats and electrically adjustable front seats with memory.

The bodywork has sporty accents thanks to the AMG kit which includes specific front and rear bumpers and sills plus a spoiler in the boot lid. The sporty look is complemented by three-piece AMG Aero III wheels that are fitted with Nexen 235/45 front and 275/40 rear tires.

The car underwent a complete inspection in 2021 and according to the carfax report has not suffered any accidents. However, there are a few scratches on the lower body area and it is not rust free, a sign that it has not been in a garage all the time. The auction is being held tonight and the price has already reached $140,000. It remains to be seen whether the car will stay in the US or return home to Germany.