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1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 560E AMG
Que fue propiedad de JEFF LYNNE y GEORGE HARRISON.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560E AMG, Ex-George Harrison, ex-Jeff Lynne For Sale by Auction (C36715)
AMG started off by designing and testing racing engines before expanding its business into building bespoke road trucks based upon standard Mercedes-Benz cars. By the early 1980s AMG had moved to Affalterbach under the sole ownership of Hans Werner Aufrecht. Erhard Melcher stayed at the second location, a former mill in Burgstall, to deliver engine parts. Mainly for the modern Mercedes-Benz W126 and Mercedes-Benz W201 models, AMG was producing a range of unofficial upgrade and accessories packages, although there were no official tie-ups until the mid ’80s, when AMG started to supply the company with aftermarket alloy wheels and styling products. To take advantage of the DTM race successes, official AMG-Mercedes-Benz models were developed in the 1990s. In addition, AMG provides safety cars for the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. A recent development, the AMG Performance Studio, located in Affalterbach, caters for bespoke modifications on all AMG and standard Mercedes-Benz models. In 1991 Daimler-Benz acquired 51 per cent of AMG – Aufrecht sold his remaining shares of the company in 2005 – and since the Mercedes-Benz takeover AMG sales have risen by over 500%.
Like AMG and Mercedes-Benz, two absolutely iconic automotive names, The Beatles arguably hold the crown for the title in musical terms. The story of this car is as interesting as it is impressive. Originally it was sold in standard 230E format to Jeff Lynne of the legendary 1970s and ’80s band ELO. Jeff Lynne was the major creative force during this time contributing significantly to both the Out Of The Blue and Discovery albums. After a few years, it was passed on to Lynne’s close friend George Harrison of The Beatles. The Beatles need no introduction, suffice to say that Harrison was a self confessed car collector and Coys had the pleasure to value his extensive collection some years ago. Harrison was not nearly satisfied with the 230’s meagre performance and so commissioned AMG to go through the car and make it ‘more interesting’. A 5.6 litre V8 power plant was fitted with the appropriate AMG instrument cluster as well as improved interior leather trim and body kit. Modifications were made to the exhaust system as well as other performance and handling improvements. A close friend of Mr Harrison’s used to visit quite regularly, turning up in his old car and parking it in front of the Harrison mansion. Eventually Harrison, very good naturedly, gave the car to him just so he would not be able to see his good friend’s banger spoiling the view. He has, of course, since died and it is through his widow and friend that the car has now come to market. Supplied with a brand new MoT test certificate, V5 registration document and a new DVLA supplied registration number, the previous plate being retained, this powerful and extremely individual motorcar is offered here at no reserve.
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