This 1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG was sold new in California in January 1996 and remained there until 2006 when it moved to Florida where it currently resides. Finished in Imperial Red (582) over a Black/Anthracite (201) Leather interior, power comes from a 3.6-liter M104 AMG straight six paired to a custom swapped five speed manual transmission. This C36 is one of 338 units shipped for the North American market in 1996 and one of 1018 total C36’s in the market. Features include an electric tilt/slide sunroof, a ski bag pass through between the rear seat and trunk, an electric sunroof, and heated front seats. This C36 AMG currently shows 177,919 miles on the odometer and is offered with manufacturer's literature, two original keys, thorough maintenance records documenting the dogleg manual transmission swap, and a clean Florida title.
This W202 is finished in Imperial Red (582) and features AMG-specific ground effects including bumpers, side skirts, and AMG exhaust. Additional exterior features include a headlight wiper delete, a power sunroof, and factory smoked tailights. The OEM hood ornament has been deleted and replaced with a Mercedes-Benz flat badge and a close up shot of a dent on the hood has been provided by the seller. Other blemishes noted includes chips on the front bumper and a touched up chip on the front right fender. Aftermarket clear corner lights have been added to the front of the car and the roof has been wrapped in gloss black vinyl.
The 18” staggered AMG Monoblock wheels feature a painted face and polished lip and measure 18x8 up front and 18x9 in the rear. The wheels wear Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires measuring 225/35 and 255/35 respectively. The AMG-specific brakes behind the wheels have been painted red.
The cabin is trimmed in Black/Anthracite (201) Leather across the seats, door cards, head rests, shift knob, and steering wheel. All leather surfaces are reported to be original and nicely kept. The steering wheel retains original Black leather accented with silver lower leather while the stock C36 AMG shift knob has been replaced as a result of the transmission swap. The shift knob currently mounted shows a standard shift pattern while the swap is a dogleg. Due to the rarity of the dogleg knob, the owner has had a difficult time sourcing a proper knob in the desired condition. Original C36 AMG embroidered floor mats remain in the cabin and are included in the sale. The center console, door cards, cup holder, and upper dashboard are accented with Burl Walnut veneers. Features include power adjustable mirrors, power adjustable and heated front seats, automatic climate control, and an aftermarket Pioneer head unit. All weather W202 floor mats will be included in the sale as well.
The digital odometer shows 177,919 original miles. Instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer with a 6,800k-rpm redline, and a digital odometer with trip function. Additional gauges include fuel level and coolant temperature. The gauges are trimmed with AMG-specific grey housing and AMG text screened onto the speedometer.
The 3.6-liter M104 inline six was rated at 276 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque when new and is paired with a Getrag 717.450 dogleg 5-speed manual transmission. A complete set of receipts are included in the sale outlining service and maintenance on the C36 since 2006 when the car had 95k miles on the odometer. The swap was performed in Novemebr of 2019 and includes an upgraded dual-mass flywheel sourced from Rennsport in the UK, new shifter bushings, and fresh fluid. The seller notes both the pilot and release bearings are new and maintain a tight shift action with no play in the movement. In order to make this swap function properly, the driveshaft was lengthened. The car has been lowered on H&R Sport springs with Koni Yellow shocks. All services are up to date including fluids.
This C36 AMG is offered with manufacturer's literature, two original keys, thorough maintenance records documenting the transmission swap, and a clean Florida title.
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