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    FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction, Mar-2019)

    Auction next March.

    VIN = WDB1260451A489711

    https://hollywoodwheels.com/auction/...-6-0-cf004300/


    1990 Mercedes Benz 560 SEC AMG Wide Body 6.0

    Auction Estimate $250,000 - $350,000

    1 of 25 factory widebody cars built in Germany at the AMG factory and the last one built making it the most collectible & valuable 6.0 DOHC 32 valve Factory Widebody available. All matching numbers and AMG serial numbers engraved in the driver’s doorsill, documenting 100% authenticity! The number 25 is also engraved on the 4 valve heads to document the last car produced in Germany with the AMG M117 motor. 60 is also engraved on the heads documenting that it is in fact a 6.0-liter engine! This car is the best example & rarest on the planet!!!

    Over $50,000 in recent Renntech receipts that can be viewed at the office. Hartmut Feyhl, owner of Renntech Mercedes, designed & built the famous 6.0 DOHC engine when he was at AMG in Germany at Hans Warner Aufrech’s shop & owner of AMG Germany before Mercedes bought the company. This car cost quarter million dollars when new back in 1990 & ran circles around Lamborghini’s & Testarossa’s of their day, cost 2 and a half times as much as those cars & were way more collectible, comfortable, reliable & exclusive! Coming out of a long stay in a private collection.
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    Re: 6.0L quadcam

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    Re: 6.0L quadcam

    If Jono says pass, one should take head.

    Who, after all, has the know-how and ability to work on these other than our resident specialist?

    Should I delete this thread, or keep it up as a warning for others?
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    Re: FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction)

    personally Henry's car would be a better fit for most (RIP)
    1994 E500
    249/275 - 8F19 or 8F32 or 8320

    1991 560 SEC
    199/268
    2014 E350 Cab 799/264

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    Re: FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction)

    Per the verbiage in the auction description, I was not aware that Hartmut Feyhl designed and built the 6.0 twincam M117.

    For decades now, I have been under the (evidently mistaken) impression that Erhard Melcher designed, engineered and built the twincam heads for the 117s. And that Hartmut assembled the engines, ran AMG North America, and later founded RENNtech here in the USA. But I guess I have been wrong all this time.

    You learn something every day.

    These auction guys and sellers sure have a way with words, particularly when it comes to embellishing and falsifying facts.

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    Re: FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction)

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    ... But I guess I have been wrong all this time. You learn something every day.
    Good to see someone keepin' you humble, Honch! Takes a big man to admit he's been wrong about so much, for so many years...


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    Re: FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction)

    This car was already for sale in January, there was no bid at 165k usd, the auction ended w/o bid (afaik)
    I wonder how we target 300k now...
    Maybe 500k in september?

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    Re: FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction)

    Quote Originally Posted by mercepor View Post
    Maybe 500k in september?
    Yes, I think so.

    And the red "flood victim" AMG 124 cabrio goes from $65K to 125K as well....

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    Re: FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction, Mar-2019)

    Also appears it may be a 1989, not a 1990... hope it doesn't still have the wrong-hand-drive headlights fitted too.

    I thought #25 on the valve cover indicated the mechanic who built the motor, or something along those lines... but definitely did not mean this was the 25th widebody built. Also not sure if the claim of "only 25" is accurate either. Jono prolly knows.

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    Re: FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction, Mar-2019)

    I was expecting this to be "one of 12" rather than "one of 25", given that everyone seems to think that 12 is the magic number when it comes to AMG modification of rare models........

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    Re: FS: 1990 560SEC AMG 6.0L Quadcam, $0.3M (Amelia Island Auction, Mar-2019)

    Strange that they (AMG - as per the auction ad) kept records of how many wide body sec's have been built if they didn't even counted the later wide body w124 ce's. Maybe they (AMG) found after the wb sec production that the number 25 is not the magical universal key code for everything and the engineers where going back to the drawing boards and calculations and found then that the number 12 is the real deal to unlock the secrets of the universe... Or just call it b/s auction advertising.

    Also a slight salt caused corrosion on the valve cover doesn't fit to a 300k $ car.
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