A really exceptional Mercedes 560 Koenig Specials was bought on an auction system.
Koenig Specials GmbH (Koenig for brief) is a German tuner found in Munich that became renowned by modifying Ferrari styles in the 80’s and 90’s. Some of their renowned achievements are a twin turbo Ferrari Testarossa with considerable mody modifications that manufactured it appear like a Ferrari F40 and was known as Ferrari Testarossa Koenig Level of competition. It formulated 1000 HP, a substantial power for those instances.
Koenig also tuned Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar and Lamborghini versions and was a person of the first tuners specialised in modifying expensive unique products.
The firm even now exists these days and it is appealing to notice that their website has a incredibly pixelated resolution that reminds us of the early decades of the world wide web. And the record of Mercedes styles consists of really preferred models this kind of as the SL R129 or the W126 SEC (S-Class coupe of that time).
Mercedes S-Course Coupe is out of generation due to the fact the new generation S-Course does not have anymore a coupe model. Mercedes has made a decision to spend the money in the electrification and in the new committed electric powered platforms.
The example available for auction on the Auctomobile internet site is an first Koenig product and not just a vast human body kit. This Mercedes 560 Koenig Specials derived from a Mercedes 560 SEC is a person of only about 100 models developed straight by Koenig and has just over 20,000 km on board. The auto is from 1989 and has had only two owners, both equally collectors.
The next owner who is from the Czech Republic and who has now set it up for sale purchased it from a vintage collector in Dubai. He experienced a ton of problems transporting the car or truck from Dubai to the Czech Republic because of the width and the really minimal suspension, the transportation firm did not know how to anchor it to transport it by container by sea.
For that reason, the automobile was transported by cargo aircraft which was incredibly pricey.
Under the bonnet will work the Mercedes 560 SEC’s 5.5-litre V8 motor developing 279 HP and 430Nm, mated to a 4-velocity automatic gearbox. Top speed is 240 km/h and acceleration from to 100 km/h will take 7.2 sec (-60 mph 6.8 sec). The design is painted in Midnight blue and has a blue leather inside with all-natural wooden inserts. The car or truck has a broad body package and 275/35 R18 95Y tyres equipped to 9.5J x 18 rims at the front and 335/30 ZR18 102 Y tyres fitted to 13.5J x 18 rims at the rear.
Initially, the automobile was put up for auction and the Brno seller who set it up for sale requested a minimum amount rate of 135,000 euros. On 8 June the vehicle was bought, the seller accepting the price tag made available by a private consumer.
It is a justified rate for a luxury Mercedes coupe modified by Koenig that is in virtually new situation and has so couple of kilometers on board.