Lot 125 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG
|Odometer reading||79,000 km|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
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 1st January 1999, Daimler-Chrysler acquired 51 percent of AMG shares and AMG was re-named to Mercedes-AMG. In 1995, the C-Class received its first genuine performance model, the C36 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. The C36 AMG accelerates from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and top speed was limited to 155mph - an unlimited top speed was recorded at 169mph.
This well presented C36 in silver is described as being 9 out of 10 in every respect and is a very well maintained example with service history dating from 1999 at 26,106km. Further servicing is documented at 41,731km in 2001, 49,293km in 2003, 66,328km in 2005, 68,133km in 2006, 71,698km in 2007 and at 75,698km in 2009. The car was road tested on 28th May 2009 and laid up and dry stored thereafter and has covered 79,000km in total. The car is supplied with its original AMG wallet with manuals and original customer data card, two spare keys and a UK MoT test certificate with no advisories, valid until August 2018.
This interesting Mercedes-Benz is offered for sale at a very attractive price given the estimate. For quality and performance, look no further!