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The Early History of Mercedes-Benz AMG mercedesamg In the mid-1960s, there were two guys with a small garage in an old mill that built motors for fast cars, really fast cars. When these two guys acted after their call, they created one of today's biggest suppliers of exclusive high-performance cars. The two guys were Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, the founders of AMG Motorenbau und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (AMG Engine Production and Development, Ltd.). Thankfully, the company name was later abbreviated to AMG.Aufrecht and Melcher started in 1965 by preparing a racing engine for Manfred Schieks 300SE. Two years later, the owners officially founded the company and began their humble beginnings in "Old Mill" in Burgstall, Germany.According to the historical information from Mercedes-AMG, the first private customer was the new company Mercedes owner from Kiel. With a humble beginning, it's always a good story. Here is the essence of the story that goes around today, which is said to be Friedrick Aufrecht's story. Friedrick is the brother of co-founder AMG, Hans-Werner.A customer from Kiel, a city located on the northern border of Germany, is said to be the first private customer of the young Mercedes tuning company. As the story goes, he was in the paddock at a motor sport when he got a hot tip. He was told about a garage in southwestern Germany called AMG which could squeeze every ounce of torque from a Mercedes engine. This customer had a penchant for torque and he decided to visit the garage. After following the sketchy instructions, he found himself in front of two small garage doors on an old mill. Garage doors so small, the fact that he didn't know if his Mercedes would fit inside. Is this the right place he wondered? He ventured inside and observed a hand-buried inspection pit in the middle of the garage. Now he was definitely not sure if it was the right place so he asked, "Where can I find AMG?" The mechanics replied: "You are in the AMG garage."Later the customer from Kiel took up his car and went home. He was almost to Frankfurt when he turned and drove back. The surprised mechanics couldn't believe it. Just three hours later, their first private customer took their car back. To their infidelity, the customer drove all the way back to the garage to tell them personally how happy he was with the car. The mechanics were inspired and AMG's legacy began.Over the next three years, AMG concentrated on building racing cars based on the Mercedes-Benz 300SE then. They liked the Mercedes-Benz 300 models and some bad luck for a Mercedes owner proved to be good for AMG. They got wind of a damaged 300 sold by a doctor and they bought it. It was bought for less than $ 6,000 at a time when new models sold for $ 20,000.AMG mechanics enlarged the cylinder bores, modified camshafts, intake manifold and several other components. When they were finished, their investment fell into labor and shared over $ 100,000. They went.