Current Mercedes-AMG models are very cool but we’d argue none of them are as cool as a pre-merger AMG model, meaning built before the tuner was purchased and brought in-house by Mercedes-Benz. This 1989 300 CE-24 AMG Wide Body is the perfect demonstration of this.
The wonderful Mercedes with the blistered arches was originally sold in Japan and came well equipped with things like heated front seats with a memory function, an electric sunroof, and cruise control but after driving it for approximately 1,300 km (~800 miles), the original owner decided they wanted something a little more special and took it to AMG Japan for a series of further upgrades, including the fitment of the widebody kit.
Other modifications made to the car include the staggered 17-inch AMG three-piece wheels, AMG bumpers, distinctive side skirts, white instrument faceplates, and Recaro bucket seats. The car is being auctioned off by Broad Arrow Auctions at its Amelia Island event running between March 1-2 and is expected to sell for between $175,000 and $200,000.
While it spent most of its life in Japan, the car was imported into the United States last year and has a touch over 50,000 km (~31,000 miles) on the clock. It was also recently resprayed in Signal Red while the interior was fitted with new Italian leather and red carpeting.
This isn’t the only classic AMG model being sold at the Amelia Island event. A 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500 E 6.0 AMG will also be sold and is poised to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000. Power comes from an AMG-tuned 6.0-liter V8 and also rocks AMG sports suspension, AMG Aero I wheels, and Recaro seats. When new, the car cost more than $140,000, or roughly the equivalent of $300,000 in today’s money.