George Harrison's W126 AMG 500SEL

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George Harrison's W126 AMG 500SEL

Post by KimB » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 4:59 pm

I didn't know George had a W126! Nice looking car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C75QHjk3hPw
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Re: George Harrison's W126 AMG 500SEL

Post by kimrh » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 8:23 am

https://classic-supercars.co.uk/2018/03 ... at-auction
It sold for GBP 43,200 (George originally paid GBP 85,000 in total for it after having it customised by AMG) It was a 1984 model and he later sent it off to AMG to have it worked over.
I actually thought it might have sold for more as he owned it for 16 years and It featured in the official video clip for the song ‘Real Love’ so it was steeped in history.
The story goes is that he really bonded with that SEL and he covered

Some info:
A black Mercedes 500 SEL AMG four-door sedan, purchased by George Harrison from Strattons of Wilmslow on May 23, 1984.
The car was registered to Harrison on that date, with a registration plate number A168VGE. VIN 1260372A065015.

At the time of purchase, AMG was an independent car maker, and Strattons of Wilmslow was the only dealer in the United Kingdom.
The car’s specifications were done to Harrison’s liking: hand-stitched leather upholstery, 16-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with black centers, black chrome trim, black piano lacquer wood trim, black windows, spoilers, leather steering wheel in a 4-point style, and a wired-in mobile phone.
The invoice price for the car was reportedly more than double the cost of the regular 500 SEL. Harrison owned the car for 16 years before he sold it to a friend.
The car was featured in the October 2014 issue of Mercedes Enthusiast magazine.
87 White Euro 500SEC "ECE" 195kw
88 Black Euro 560SEC 220kw
89 Midnight Blue Euro 560SEL hydro 220kw AMG Kitted
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