MercedesBenz 300 SEL 6 8 AMG (W109) 19681972 Ultimatecarpage…

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Mercedes-Benz W109

Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG (W109) 1968-1972

breakthrough in the 24-hour race in

The name AMG stands for the initials of the two Hans Werner Aufrecht and Melcher; the third letter in the name derives from the town where Aufrecht was The official designation of the newly company of three was “Engineering Design and Testing for the Development of Engines”. The company’s headquarters was an old in Burgstall near Affalterbach in Germany. The success story of the company began with prepared Mercedes-Benz cars were entered in racing. The 1971 saw the company’s international when,

to everyone’s complete surprise, a 300 SEL 6.8 AMG finished first in its class and in the overall ranking in the 24-hour in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), in which Hans Heyer and Clemens had been taking turns at the of the racing sedan – and AMG became overnight.

Customers’ wishes for dynamic and individuality provide for upswing

success boosted the company’s enormously and helped AMG in making cars faster and more The desire for more dynamic and individuality, growing in the 1970s, was for a veritable upswing. Before long, the company’s headquarters in became too small and in 1978, employing 40 people at the time, to Affalterbach.

Mercedes-Benz W109

The first Mercedes-Benz tuner, AMG into a pioneer for the entire in the course of the years. Right the start, the transfer of technology motorsport to series production has part of AMG’s corporate and has remained a trademark of AMG to this The company’s renown was further by top-class accomplishments in technology and quality resulting from motorsport commitment.

Prominent Mercedes fans AMG

And AMG continued to grow. In 1985 no. 2 was opened and the 100th member of employed. Affalterbach attracted parties from all over the prominent AMG fans recruited the spheres of motorsport, movie-making and sports, industry and international The special and – at times – very wishes of this demanding time and again gave to out-of-the-ordinary one-off cars AMG designed and built with innovative drive, outstanding and all-encompassing


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