Lot 146 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG
|Odometer reading||73,170 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,754|
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 lovely example of this ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ is presented in black with grey leather interior. The present owner has fitted a new alternator and brake pipes, it was last serviced in March this year. It comes with electric windows and automatic transmission. These superb saloons were the envy of many and are highly sought after, still producing great performance which competes with many much younger modern sports cars!
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