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1 out of 85 Mercedes SL 73 AMG coupes goes up on sale

26-02-2021 16:30
Back in the distant 1990s, AMG was a relatively independent tune-up firm that could afford to customize Mercedes cars however customers wanted. The SL 72 AMG Coupe you see before you is one of their crowning creations, powered by a V12 core.

Back in the distant 1990s, AMG was a relatively independent tune-up firm that could afford to customize Mercedes cars however customers wanted. The SL 72 AMG Coupe you see before you is one of their crowning creations, powered by a V12 core.

A total of 85 such cars were produced back in the time based on the SL 600, the last one emerging in 2001. Aside from the signature AMG body kit, each unit received alloy wheels, new transmission components and a 7.3-liter V12 rated at 525 PS (518 hp / 386 kW). Getting from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) took 4.8 seconds, and the top speed lay at 320 km/h (199 mph). Later on, the same engine model found its way into the Pagani Zonda F, Cinque, Tricolore and a number of other supercars.

The Mercedes SL 73 AMG was so rare and expensive back in its time – coming at a 70% premium over the already costly SL 600 – that it was made exclusively to order and never appeared in public catalogs. This specific example is reported to be in good overall condition with 152,700 km (slightly under 95,000 miles) under its belt.

The auction will close later today, and we are looking forward to seeing how much the exotic ride will go for.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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