300 SEL 6.3 AMG
It all began as a private venture in 1966 by company engineer Erich Waxenberger. The body styling was by Paul Bracq. The 6.3-litre V8 Mercedes-Benz M100 engine was taken from the huge 600, and dropped into the regular W109 S-Class. The result? A two-tonne saloon with performance to shame most sports cars with handling to match. What really marked it as even more special from its contemporaries in the late 1960s was that it could cruise at over 200 km/h with five occupants in complete comfort.