Evaluation: Original | From the Youngtimer Collection. Sold new in Japan. Showing 62,189 believable kilometers (38,642 miles). Dull plastic grille and door handles. Small chips on the nose and light scratching on the doors. The woodgrain trim on the back of the seats is badly faded and cracking. In the front it’s just faded. Good leather. Tidy underneath. Early, pre-merger AMGs are getting quite collectible and this is a charmingly sinister car, but it’s also a used one.
Bottom Line: RM sold a ’91 560SEL AMG in similar specs but with higher mileage in Essen last year for €109,250 (about $120,040 at the time), and interest in AMGs has only risen since then, so the consignor here can’t be blamed for expecting more than the high bid.