Here are a two photos taken at the "Legends of the Autobahn" West Coast Summer Concours in Carmel, California 2011 by photographer Larry Loney. Enjoy!
1985 500SEC AMG WIDEBODY
Thank you gentlemen.
Meanwhile, I landed a very rare AMG 32v DOHC M117 engine. It arrived in bits, pieces missing, considered unreliable and is known to leak like a sieve but said to sound like a symphony when turning 5-6k and tuned.
Another piece of AMG history that deserves a shot at being brought back to life.
wallet > brains
but for that, I applaud you for taking the chances that no one else will.
someone's gotta do it, and that someone has to be you, sir!
Just discovered this thread. Have a 94 W140 500 Coupe in the family and since I'm a technician by trade I keep it in top running shape and have done a few mods but I have more of a softspot for the W126 Coupes especially the almighty Widebody AMG, the holy grail of Mercedes big body cars. I'm definitely keeping track of this thread. Great work man, great work!
AMG Private Lounge hosted a driving event at Laguna Seca in October. Our coupe was very well received amongst a sea of 70+ contemporary AMG examples.
AMG put on a spectacular event which included hot laps with a professional drivers in their AMG CLS63 and AMG SLS63. They also organized an autocross event giving visitors an opportunity to throw the AMG C63's around the course.
If anyone has more technical info on the DOHC engine or knows someone that might please let me know. The heads above are missing the intake/exhaust valve,springs, cups and keepers. Thanks in advance.
BTW, AMG themselves currently do not have any information on their early years.