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

breakthrough when, to everyone’s surprise, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG finished in its class and second in the overall in the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps in which drivers Hans and Clemens Schickendanz had been turns at the wheel of the racing – and AMG became famous overnight.

Customers’ wishes for dynamic and individuality provide for upswing

This success boosted the renown enormously and helped AMG in Mercedes-Benz cars faster and attractive. The desire for more handling and individuality, growing in the was responsible for a veritable upswing. very long, the company’s in Burgstall became too small and in AMG, employing 40 people at the moved to Affalterbach.

Mercedes-Benz W109

The first tuner, AMG developed into a for the entire industry in the course of the Right from the start, the of technology from motorsport to production has been part of corporate philosophy and has remained a of AMG to this day. The company’s was further enhanced by top-class in technology and first-grade quality from AMG’s motorsport

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 expertise.

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