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    FS: 1994 E60 AMG Japan Conversion, Pearl Black/Black, Sotheby's (Paris)

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    Re: FS: 1994 E60 AMG Japan Conversion, Pearl Black/Black, Sotheby's (Paris)

    Great looking car. Wheels look great also. I wonder why Sotheby's doesn't put more info up (miles/km, history, what AMG treatment was done e.g. engine, transmission, suspension etc.). It's curious that the engine cover is not an AMG version, and it looks like speedometer was not converted to "AMG labeled" one. Regardless, it looks like a great car. I'll be interested to see what this goes for.

    Any potential changes I do to mine will be bolt-on only (wheels etc.). One of the things I had been thinking of doing was the "6-ribbed/Avant garde" grille like in this picture and like I have seen on other cars on this forum. The challenge is any of the ones I see for sale are cheap chinese knock-offs. I looked at the many posts on this forum regarding this issue (avant grade grill). I can't seem to find a good source of a high quality one.
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    - What was the original material of the OEM 6-ribbed grille insert (that I believe came on other MB models), was it plastic like some of the cheap ones or was is some kind of metal that was chromed?
    - I understand that if you want to do the swap, you only need to do the insert, not the whole grill, is that accurate?
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    Re: FS: 1994 E60 AMG Japan Conversion, Pearl Black/Black, Sotheby's (Paris)

    I hope the car actually has a 6L engine, and not just an E60 badge on the boot. Need some photos of the 6L engine decals on the radiator support, since there's none on the valve covers either. The car has an aftermarket big brake upgrade kit and what appear to be 18" Neez wheels, which are a nice bonus (assuming the brakes work properly).

    There's an old thread about the grille upgrade, you can get OE MB parts from the W140 S600, but last I recall it was crazy expensive - like, hundreds of dollars. Something about the insert being NLA and having to buy the complete assembly maybe? Anyway, yes it's still plastic, but high quality plastic with stainless steel shiny strips. The cheap aftermarket ones have faux-chrome stickers, and actually look decent considering the low cost. The grille thread should have all the info you need.

    EDIT - found the grille thread: https://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5204


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    Re: FS: 1994 E60 AMG Japan Conversion, Pearl Black/Black, Sotheby's (Paris)

    The car was initially sold by Auto Leiter to the current owner.
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    Re: FS: 1994 E60 AMG Japan Conversion, Pearl Black/Black, Sotheby's (Paris)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    I hope the car actually has a 6L engine, and not just an E60 badge on the boot. Need some photos of the 6L engine decals on the radiator support, since there's none on the valve covers either. The car has an aftermarket big brake upgrade kit and what appear to be 18" Neez wheels, which are a nice bonus (assuming the brakes work properly).

    There's an old thread about the grille upgrade, you can get OE MB parts from the W140 S600, but last I recall it was crazy expensive - like, hundreds of dollars. Something about the insert being NLA and having to buy the complete assembly maybe? Anyway, yes it's still plastic, but high quality plastic with stainless steel shiny strips. The cheap aftermarket ones have faux-chrome stickers, and actually look decent considering the low cost. The grille thread should have all the info you need.

    I like to look for the decals as well, but those can be sourced via EBay.de or Yahoo Japan Classifieds, so it definitely should not be the only deciding factor in making a decision to purchase this car. I would rather go after the AMG 6.0l stamp on the engine block, thats not a easy item to forge where as adding 6.0l AMG engine decals would not be too difficult.

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    Re: FS: 1994 E60 AMG Japan Conversion, Pearl Black/Black, Sotheby's (Paris)

    It should be interesting to see what it fetches at the auction, this is a high-end venue with 7-digit sale prices seen regularly.

    Any documentation present? service or ownership history? conversion invoices?

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    Re: FS: 1994 E60 AMG Japan Conversion, Pearl Black/Black, Sotheby's (Paris)

    It's a AMG converted car. Documentation available.
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    Re: FS: 1994 E60 AMG Japan Conversion, Pearl Black/Black, Sotheby's (Paris)

    Quote Originally Posted by 195910 View Post
    It should be interesting to see what it fetches at the auction, this is a high-end venue with 7-digit sale prices seen regularly.

    Any documentation present? service or ownership history? conversion invoices?
    None listed with auction listing, no info at all, just the pictures. Guess you need to be at the auction to get more info.
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