Ive always wanted one after watching miami vice as a kid, even to this day, amazing thread on mb world op
Wow! Thank you for all of the overwhelming support.
Greatfox, great catch! Glad to hear you're still taking care of her. I think of MKII often...What a small world!!
The original kit was removed from the donor, molds were made from them and then mothballed. The original AMG rear quarters were bonded onto the OE quarters and they would have been destroyed if I would have attempted to separate them. Besides, I'm proud to have #1, the very first repro kit mounted up on my coupe!
Here are a couple more photos...
and just to clarify, all of the AMG vitals were all removed, then documented, some reproduced and the donor carcass was ultimately scraped.
the recipient, my coupe, has been wonderfully cared for over the years, always in California and just made more sense transferring all of the bits then bringing the found coupe back to life.
the recipient before
the recipient prepped for the conversion with euro bumpers installed and bundts in place.
Your coupe before looked so clean I'm surprised you went through with cutting it up.
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Wow, that thing is sex on wheels... It's... I can't stop looking, the shape, the lines... Mein Gott...
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My GLI is dead, waiting for new headwork. AEM intake, APR R1, APR TIP, ST Coilovers, Eurosport Lower Front Stress Bar, BFI Stg. 1 Motor Mount Kit, .:R32/BFI LCA Bushings, Neuspeed 28mm RSB, Forge SS w/ S2S, 42DD shift linkage bushings, Verdict Motorsports shift bracket bushings.
What's the silver car hiding in the background? do I spy another classic Mercedes back there?Originally Posted by 48hp
And not the dodge truck
A giant success in mediocrity! - Bonneville 130mph club - PIR perfect(0.00) light club.
My 1988 S/C VR6 GTI
much win in this thread!
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Thanks again everyone, I'm floored!
I think I know the 560sec Wide body above. Belongs to a fellow enthusiast. Regardless, that would a fine example of Gen II +86 European market Wide Body. Often found in Japan as well. Though Japan had their own AMG division back in the day and offered a one piece wide body specific front bumper.
Good eye, the Mercedes lurking in the BG of the rear arch shot is a friend's 300CD that I've infected with the MB bug, lol.
The Benzworld link as provided in the OP is quite long but detailed and has some really good info about all things wide body and pre-merger AMG.
There's also a condensed version with higher rez photos located on the MBCA:
Re the slushbox...I've got plans.
Thanks again for all of your support and please don't hesitate to ask questions.
Sooo nice. My favorite MB other than the original Gullwing.
There's a beat up dark blue AMG widebody SEC running around locally. Chipped and faded paint, but the original 5 spoke wheels still on it. Looks a little sad and I'd love to take it off the guys hands...
This one has been on the web for at least a decade, and was one of my early favorties in teh '90s:
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I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.