Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher's partnership began as they were two engineers working at Daimler-Benz performance division developing a 300 SE racing engine. When the program was discontinued, Aufrecht and Melcher set up shop at Aufrecht's home in Grossaspach, W. Germany. Their shared passion for mortorsport and the Mercedes brand compelled them to continue to hone the performance of the 300 SE engine until colleague Manfred Schiek, drove one of their 300 SE engines to the German Touring Car Championship in 1965 with 10 victories. With this, Aufrecht and Melcher of Grossaspach, quickly gained reputation for sustaining and optimizing the performance of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and the AMG brand was born and by the early 70's the news of the success of the brand spread throughout the motorsports world. Since, AMG continued to independently build performance engines and AMG became more and more associated with Mercedes-Benz products until 1993 when Mercedes Benz unveiled the C 36 AMG, the first jointly developed vehicle and solidifying the merger between Mercedes-Benz and AMG.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this outstanding, "Pre-Merger" 1990 Mercedes Benz SL500 6.0 liter as one of the only three hundred fifty SL based examples built by, then still independent tuner, AMG for the world market. The car was originally built by AMG as a 6.0 liter using MB's 5.0 liter engine as a starting point. AMG increased the displacement by a full liter and added 54 horsepower for a total of 376 before the car being sold new to the performance savvy Japanese market. The car was imported to the US after having two owners in Japan. Today, at 59192 kilometers (just 36780 miles) the car remains in excellent original condition throughout. The dark grey metallic paint remains excellent in all areas showing less than normal wear for the age and miles, the full leather interior also has with stood the test of time and still shows wonderful in all areas. The car is powered by its original AMG prepared 6.0 liter V8 engine, 4 speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. The car still retains its correct AMG bodywork including the deep chin spoiler, side skirts, rear bumper as well as an integrated three-piece trunk spoiler. Other highlights include: factory hard top, updated 18 inch AMG wheels, blacked out badging and emblems, and upgraded radio. The performance of this car is amazing as on our test drive the car demonstrated its keen ability to deliver refined German performance that excites the most performance minded drivers.
This 1990 Mercedes-Benz SL500 AMG 6.0 is special and one of the best remaining examples in today's market. This pre-merger AMG represents a commitment to excellence that blossomed to todays top factory performance program. AMG has built chapters in automotive history and early pre-merger examples remain in high demand from around the globe. For these reasons, the value of this example is destined to dramatically rise in the coming years. The car is turn key and ready for immediate enjoyment as well as become a staple in your investment portfolio.
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