‘The Four-Door Porsche’
The E60 AMG is known as the flagship of one of the best models Mercedes ever developed. In 1990 a collaboration between Mercedes Benz and Porsche began with the creation of the 500E, each 500E was hand-built by Porsche, being transported back and forth between the Mercedes plant and Porsche’s Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany during assembly. With its aggressive stance: 1.5 inches wider track, 0.9 inch lower profile, flared wheel arches, side skirts, front air-dam and wide tires, the 500E is easily distinguished from its lesser brethren. Because of its look, limited numbers, hand-built construction, and unique pedigree, the 500E is already considered a “classic”, even within Mercedes-Benz. It took Porsche a full 18 days to complete each model. In1994 a facelifted version was introduced and renamed to’E500’. Towards the end of production of the W124 chassis, AMG, by special request made the E60 AMG. This was a very limited series of E500’s built between1994 and 1995. It is powered by a 2nd generation M119 V8 engine, AMG increased the capacity to 5956cc increasing power to 376bhp and 580Nm. This base engine was also used in the Le Mans edition of the CLK GTR. Sprint time from 0 to 100km/h dropped to 5.2 seconds and top speed limited 30km/h higher. Impressive numbers considering this was the middle of the 1990s.
Although production numbers vary it is thought there was in the region of 125 E60’s produced. Other changes included the replacement of the original components with AMG parts including suspension, exhaust system, instrument cluster and wheels were changed to 3-piece 17 AMG wheels.
This 1994 E60 is finished in the most desirable colour combination – a Metallic Black-Blue(199U) exterior and matching Black interior (271A). There is a letter from AMG confirming its authenticity along with a copy of its data build sheet and numerous service records and inspection sheets confirming the mileage. It is highly spec’d with an AMG wood steering wheel and extended wood on the doors. Having covered just over 74k km’s it is in superb condition throughout and represents a unique opportunity to purchase a very desirable example of these increasingly rare early AMG cars. It comes with a UK NOVA / V5C, a fresh MOT and a fresh service / inspection from a Mercedes specialist
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