The Classic Car Company is delighted to offer this extremely special and rare machine, on behalf of a client:
– E60 AMG (Full AMG spec)
– 5786cc / Engine Code M119.985 / 376 BHP
– Built in 1996
– AMG engineering package (957)
– AMG exterior sport package (957)
– AMG front spoiler and side skirts (772)
– Shell modification for AMG wheels (774)
– Bilstein shock absorbers
– AMG exhaust
– Parktronic System (PTS) (220)
– Electrically adjustable front seats (241/242)
– Memory package (275)
– Electronic Stability Program (ESP) (472)
– CD changer (819)
– Rain sensor (345)
– Automatic dimming rear view mirrors (249)
– Auxiliary heater (228)
– Headlamp cleaning (600)
– Electric folding door mirrors (500)
– Rear seat heating (872)
– Heated front seats (873)
– Automotive Pilot System (APS) (351)
– Xenon headlamps (612)
– Electric tilt/slide glass sunroof (414)
– Avantgarde equipment (954)
– Electric rear window roller blind (540)
– Rear armrest with cup holders
– Alpine head unit and CD changer
– Auxiliary cable
– Spare key
– Mercedes first aid kit.
– 74,176 KMs (46,000 miles) believed to be correct
– Lots of service history and invoices
– Imported to UK from Japan in 2015
– In excellent condition
– In full working order
This is the ultimate W210, with only 200 models believed to have been made. The E60 AMG’s was only available by request with a binding order directly from AMG. Due to this exclusivity, only few were made, none of which were imported to the UK.
Bodywork – The E60 benefits from the even rarer wide body option. The flared arch upgrade was carried out by AMG Japan, and as such was only available for Japanese-supplied cars. The condition of this particular E60 is outstanding, the Brilliant Silver paintwork retains a near-pristine finish, with all items of trim in excellent fettle. Better still, both the body and underside are without even a hint of corrosion, undeniably the result of Japan’s salt-free roads.
Interior – The opulent interior is adorned with exclusive Anthracite AMG leather and black Birdseye Maplewood trim. With such low mileage it’s no surprise that the supple upholstery presents with a flawless finish, having never been allowed to dry out or require connolisation. On closer inspection the plentiful Maplewood trim retains a glass-like finish throughout, with absolutely no cracking to the steering wheel, door panels, or fascia trim. In the rear the passengers are treated like royalty with heated seats and plenty of legroom to relax and enjoy their journey. Upfront the driver has everything they need to pilot this 6-litre super saloon. All the switchgear seems to operate just as it should and the only non-original item to be found is an Alpine CD player. This is present with a discreetly located auxiliary cable and CD changer mounted in the boot.
Mechanical – The E60 is equipped with AMG’s hand built 6-litre M119 V8. The engine started off life as a 5-litre; the bottom end was bored to 100mm, fitted with custom lightweight pistons, and a modified crankshaft that took the stroke to 94.8mm. The heads and inlet manifold were ported and polished, then fitted with AMG camshafts. A modified airbox and an ECU remap took the power to 375hp and torque to 580 NM. This example has always been maintained by Mercedes at close mileage intervals, which is evident from its excellent performance on test. Under the bonnet everything appears wonderfully clean and just as it should, with the engine block bearing the correct ‘119′ and ‘AMG60′ stamps.
History – First registered in December 1996, and supplied new by Yanase Mercedes-Benz in Japan. It originally left the Affalterbach factory in Germany as an E50 AMG before being shipped to AMG Japan, where it was officially converted to an E60. This was common practice for limited number special order AMG variants such as these, and production of the E60 was very limited indeed. A specialist company called Auto Project-D was then contracted by AMG Japan to carry out the wide body upgrade. In 2015 the car was imported into the UK by a classic AMG enthusiast and collector who owned the car for 2 years. Having resided on the salt-free roads of Japan up until that point, the E60’s underside has remained impeccably clean and corrosion-free (photos are available upon request). A large collection of main dealer invoices present with the vehicle details the meticulous maintenance carried out in Japan, and further verifies the E60’s low mileage. The paperwork is complete with the original Mercedes document pack, all handbooks in both Japanese and German, and a Certificate of Conformity from Mercedes-Benz. The recorded service history is as follows: 27,794km / 17,270 miles, 30,082km / 18,692 miles, 34,449km / 21,406 miles, 39,800km / 24,731 miles, 53,005km / 32,936 miles, 55,988km / 34,789 miles, 65,152km / 40,484 miles.
Please contact us should you wish to arrange a test drive.