What happens when two engineers decide to open a garage to modify & race Mercedes-Benz cars? Mr. A and Mr. G were Mercedes engineers and mechanics who realized that customers would pay more to go faster. The partnership has lasted over 50 years, and it became so successful that Mercedes-Benz bought them out to bring their knowledge and expertise back to the assembly line.
Everyone figured the AMG brand would lose its edge now that they are part of the big picture, so something was needed to show the world what they are capable of. The Black Series is a statement of purpose. As the most potent blend of production car and racing technology, they have been the ultimate examples of Mercedes-AMG models. Each AMG Black Series is a limited production car with a host of unique body & powertrain modifications.
They cost a pretty penny when compared to a base model, which makes them rare to see in public. Price doesn’t scare away Michael Fux, and that is why his collection is unprecedented. But like all good collections, room must be made for the new toys. So Michael turned to Mecum Auctions to help him find new homes. First up is a 2014 SLS AMG Black Series. It used carbon fiber and a titanium exhaust to save 154 lbs over the SLS GT. Instead of 583 horsepower, the engine was tuned to make a whopping 622 horsepower.
Next up is a 2009 SL65 AMG Black Series. The program began as the Safety Car for Formula 1, making use of CFRP body panels and larger turbos. Only 175 cars were built for the US, each one making 661 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque.
The C-Series seems like an unlikely candidate for a supercar, but the 2012 C63 AMG Black Series is a timeless monster. It is the final coupe to offer the big 6.2, so they decided to pull out all the stops. The redline was raised to 7,200 rpm and big cams yielded 510 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque.
The last member of the collection is a 2008 CLK63 AMG. It was inspired by the DTM series, along with the F1 Safety Car of the late 90s. It also featured the hand built 6.2 liter V8, tuned to 500 horsepower. Only 349 examples were imported, and this example has only 224 original miles.
These pristine examples are being sold as a single lot at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction. A Black Series gathering like this will never happen again. Be sure to tune in to Mecum’s live feed on YouTube, and stay with us for complete coverage of the event.