Rare 1991 SL500 6litre AMG version up on ebay USA

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Rare 1991 SL500 6litre AMG version up on ebay USA

Post by kimrh » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 2:56 am

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261539234522 ... 26_rdc%3D1

Now that is one rare and interesting Canada based pearl black coupe in top condition up on ebay USA with starting bids of US$10,000
Cars go cheap over there and worth importing and keeping LHD (or even perhaps worth getting a conversion done)
Great looking coupe
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Re: Rare 1991 SL500 6litre AMG version up on ebay USA

Post by Greg in Oz » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 12:11 am

They are an appealing R129 and I remember admiring a similar car owned by a South Australian MB Club member at a previous MB Clubs National Rally.
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Re: Rare 1991 SL500 6litre AMG version up on ebay USA

Post by T-Modell » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 12:14 am

It's probably the more interesting car than a SL600 ... there were a few station wagons S210 available with that motor, pretty rare too.
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Re: Rare 1991 SL500 6litre AMG version up on ebay USA

Post by Greg in Oz » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 1:08 am

When I first saw the SL60 engine, I was surprised to see a car as late as that still running KE-Jetronic. Interesting that whilst there was the V12 600SL/SL600, AMG opted to use the V8 for their SL60.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
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124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
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Re: Rare 1991 SL500 6litre AMG version up on ebay USA

Post by T-Modell » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 1:35 am

Greg in Oz wrote:... Interesting that whilst there was the V12 600SL/SL600, AMG opted to use the V8 for their SL60.
I guess it's because the V12 is just very heavy and does not make a sports car out of it. The SL60 is nearly as powerful (381hp), but less weight and a great sound.

It's an interesting development: a R129 500SL was a fantastically powered car in the 90s, the SL60 was high performance and the SL73 was beyond everything else.

These days an A45 AMG has 360hp, 0-100 around 4.5 seconds ... and all that with a 2-litre 4-cylinder. Not that I appreciate these motors, but it's amazing, how it goes higher and higher. I remember when the W124 was released, the 200D power increased from 60 to 75hp ... it was a rocket for the Diesel-drivers in those days!

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Re: Rare 1991 SL500 6litre AMG version up on ebay USA

Post by Hendrik » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 11:09 am

Greg in Oz wrote:When I first saw the SL60 engine, I was surprised to see a car as late as that still running KE-Jetronic. Interesting that whilst there was the V12 600SL/SL600, AMG opted to use the V8 for their SL60.
I think 92-93 was the phase out of KE and the move to EFI.
Early M119's with KE are fairly desirable insofar that they are a relatively easy bolt in option for cars with KE jet.

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Re: Rare 1991 SL500 6litre AMG version up on ebay USA

Post by Greg in Oz » Fri 25 Jul, 2014 12:07 am

Hendrik wrote:
Greg in Oz wrote:When I first saw the SL60 engine, I was surprised to see a car as late as that still running KE-Jetronic. Interesting that whilst there was the V12 600SL/SL600, AMG opted to use the V8 for their SL60.
I think 92-93 was the phase out of KE and the move to EFI.
Early M119's with KE are fairly desirable insofar that they are a relatively easy bolt in option for cars with KE jet.
Which is why I was surprised to see KE-Jetronic in the SL60. HFM injection replaced KE-Jet prior to the change in badge convention of letters before numbers. For example, in the W124 HFM injection was introduced in 1992 on the M104 engine to give us the 320E which later became the E320 (in 1993). I therefore assumed the R129 would have changed to HFM in the 500SL before it became the SL500. Given this topic is however about a 1991 model wearing the SL60 badge, I can only assume that AMG adopted that badge convention sooner than the regular models as 1991 still saw the use of KE-Jetronic.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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