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RM Sotheby’s is set to auction off this perfect 1979 Mercedes-Benz 500TE AMG wagon

Jeff Glucker December 6, 2018 Cars You Should Know, For Sale 7 Comments

This is the sort of vehicle that I believed only existed in my dreams. What you’re looking at is a damn-near perfect 1979 Mercedes-Benz wagon. It’s of the S123 generation of vehicles, finished here in beautiful black paint over black Penta wheels. The real trick, however, sits under the hood. Someone once dished out serious bucks to convert this longroof to a 500TE AMG. That means you can lift the hood to find a healthy 5.0-liter V8, likely the M117 engine.

as part of its vast Youngtimer’s collection. On April 11th, 2019, the event kicks off at the Essen Techno-Classica show in Germany. . Then head on past the jump to see more pics of this wonderful wagon.

  • Fuhrman16

    The steering wheels seems a little out of place, but otherwise I like it!

    • Zentropy

      My first thought too. That’s an ugly steering wheel, but the rest of the car is sweet (though I might change the wheels…).

      • Jeff Glucker

        No way, those black Pentas are perfect for the car

        • Zentropy

          To each his own. I like black wheels to be all black, and even then, I generally only like them on white cars. On a dark car like this, I would rather see an all-metal finish on the wheels.

    • Gnomical

      Yes… but some people who might bid on this car will want that steering wheel to be period correct. And those who don’t will just change it.

  • the Hammer Touring. Rare by any standard

    • Rover 1

      Before the Hammer. This is an S123 not an S124.

      This is a Hammer wagon.