Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: 1966 250SE Cab, 1989 500SEL euro
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Well, my plan was to sell the 500SE to support the purchase of a 1971 300SEL 6.3 (which I bought with Doktorno - it's cool!), and then keep the 16v AMG as 'toy'. This week, a customer of mine turned me on to a one-owner 1969 Porsche 911s Targa for sale near me that he's not going 'public' with, and I'm in love. Not with the seller, but with the car! Original top to bottom. All records. One-owner since 1969! I gotta buy it. It's one of those have-to's.
And since I'm lacking more room than cash, once again I've got to keep the size of the herd near 'normal' for me. Hence the 16v is back on the market. If interested, email or PM me.
Refresher course on 16v AMG:
* One owner from 1985-2011
* 50k miles
* All service records
* Original AMG documentation showing this car had AMG engine modifications (!) AMG also painted the grill and badges and put in the interior wood kit in 1985 (Classic Motors in Chicago, aka AMG of North Am)
* Drives great; fast and extremely fun
* Some rust (damn euros)
* AC not working; needs new system (blower and heater do work, however)
* No accidents, no paint, all original
Rare? Holy crap. The 'official' 2.5-16 AMG Power Pack gave 225hp was made available in 1989 which consisted of cams, polished/ported heads, and computer remap. This car was AMG-tweaked in 1985 with the same modifications and produced 210hp according to my AMG documentation; my guess would be this was the first (or certainly one of the first) 16v AMG Power Packs ever created for the 16v - a full four years before the official 2.5-16 Power Pack. Yikes.
1989 500SEL ECE
1966 Mercedes 250SE Cabriolet
1958 BMW Isetta 600
Last edited by POS; 02-04-2012 at 06:36 AM.