Lot 305 - 1995 12987 C36 AMG
|Odometer reading||116,511 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £4,144|
AMG was founded as a racing engine forge in 1967 by former Mercedes-Benz engineers; the letters 'AMG' taken from their names;Aufecht, Melcher and Großaspach. In 1990, with AMG having become a high-profile purveyor of modified Mercedes-Benz cars, Daimler-Benz AG and AMG signed a contract of co-operation allowing AMG to leverage Daimler-Benz's extensive dealer network and leading to commonly developed vehicles (the first one being the Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG, in 1993). On 1 January 1999, DaimlerChrysler acquired 51 percent of AMG shares and AMG was renamed to Mercedes-AMG.
In 1995, the C-Class received its first genuine performance model, the C 36 AMG, to counter the new six-cylinder BMW M3. Developed with AMG, it had racing-tuned suspension and the 3.6 litre engine had a general output of 276bhp;AMG later conceded that since the engine was hand modified power outputs could vary slightly from 276bhp to 287bhp. The C36 AMG accelerates from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and top speed was electronically limited to 155mph - an unlimited top speed was recorded at 169mph and only a total of 5200 C 36 AMGs were ever produced.
This well presented C36 in metallic pearl green with carbon trim and black leather is described as a fantastically well maintained original car with a service history and many MoTtest certificates to support its credentials. With unmarked AMG alloy wheels and working climate control coupled with a fresh 12 month MoT test certificate, why opt for the run of the mill motorway cruncher when you could have one of Germany'sAutobahn chargers beneath your feet?
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