If you wanted to make a statement with your car in the 1980s, a Mercedes S-Class coupe was an excellent way to do so. But for some, buying one off a Mercedes dealer lot wasn't quite enough—they had their cars upgraded by AMG with bodykits, wheels and suspension kits. , a 500 SEC listed for sale in Miami (naturally) for $57,500.\
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Today, AMG is known for taking standard Mercedes-Benzes and making them faster, but in the '80s, a big part of its business was in cosmetic upgrades. That's why this 500 SEC has a standard 5.0-liter V-8 with 230 horsepower; not the crazy 365-hp 6.0-liter V-8 AMG fit in the famous Hammer. However, it does have AMG body and suspension kits, five-star color-matched wheels for the perfect look '80s look.
The interior features red-and-white striped cloth, wood trim, an AMG steering wheel, and, of course, a car phone that's said to still work. The car has just under 11,000 miles on the odometer, and it appears to be stunningly clean based on the pictures in the listing. It's totally original, too—even down to the Becker Grand Prix head unit. We wouldn't change a thing about it.
Nearly $60,000 is a lot of money for an S-Class of this era, even a coupe. But, real classic AMGs are rare, and very much in fashion. For some, it's the perfect 1980s luxury cruiser.