1998 Mercedes SL60 AMG ? Rinspeed or a lesson in how not to…

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Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG R129

1998 Mercedes SL60 Rinspeed or a lesson in how not to sell a car

We see a lot of rare German cars. of the best gems from the likes of AMG or Alpina bring the out of the wood work and as such high prices. The one common that we see in big ticket sales of cars is documentation.

Now documentation on like these is not always It is well known that to find specific records of done to a car from some like AMG can end in a dead end. In cases if you really want to be about an engine modification it opening up the engine and looking at on internals. That said are often other clues can help you back up a story a one off vehicle. Scanning in any documentation you is the obvious first step, but adding pictures of data the VIN, or other unique is needed.

A seller should never any rock solid claims the vehicle without being to back them up. At the very give some indication of a as to why you are making a claim. If you aren’t about something it is much to say so up front or even to ask for help in a feature or modification within the of an advertisement. Enlisting the help of out in the world can help in two ways. You get some helpful information and the up front nature can prevent a from seeming cagey and off the very community where potential buyers reside.

Ok breath, what’s all that to do with this particular Here we have a Mercedes as a 1998 SL60 with from Swiss firm the car has 71,000 miles.

The car looks good with the Designo style red interior with dash accents and top contrasting with the black. The states the car started life as a Special Edition and that it was bumped to AMG spec with the 6 V8. The car has period correct 18″ AMG monoblocks. about that seems out of Mercedes did produce a “special of the R129, one of several R129 Rinspeed did have a history AMG, they worked as an for AMG in Switzerland.


So what are the red flags this ad? The painfully slim provided in the advertisement with car is the first thing that you. There are so many “badge engineered” Mercedes out that just because a car has the a seller has to do a lot more than one sentence and expect people to it as fact. The AMG badge on the engine match up to what can be seen on SL60 Benzs, there is variation in how AMG badged these The seller offers to talk to buyers over the phone the car or have the guys at the local shop talk about the which is good. If the guys at the know something about the car it be stated so in the auction. Buyer’s in the exclusive

small production AMG market are buying as collectors with in the back of their mind. of this type will not a car with such thin

Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG R129

Other things that you question the integrity of the seller the car being sold out of Portland with photos showing it Florida plates. Not a huge but it does make you question how old the are. The bigger sin though is a picture from a sales in your ad and not disclaiming it as such. The interior shot is from sales literature and is not the car being its the last photo in our gallery on page.

The seller states “DO HOME WORK ON THIS yes buyers should do research on purchases, but unfortunately in this searching for info about the car several threads discussing how the seller seems.

The ask on the car is $22,950, which is line other genuine AMG engined of the era, but without more this price will be realized. There is just two to question and no one wants to drop and end up with a slightly more standard SL500. If I was selling car and couldn’t pull together I’d find the nearest dyno and a few pulls and post the results. would be no question as to whether the car was a real deal 6.0 then. small investment could a $10k swing in what the will bring for this

Despite the warning signs I am leaning towards suspecting is the genuine item, but wouldn’t think about buying it the way stand and I really don’t the sales brochure photo in with the others. A seller is ok with that is probably ok not disclosing flaws. I open it up to you what’s your take on ride?

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Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG R129
Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG R129
Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG R129

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