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1996 Mercedes-Benz (W210) AMG E36
This 1996 Mercedes-Benz E36 AMG is just one-of-49 delivered new to Australia and one-of-400 made globally. Under the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine which outputs 206kW/385Nm to the rear wheels. Power is sent through a four-speed automatic transmission. The odometer of this E36 AMG currently shows 100,284km.
While much of AMG’s early work was dominated by big V8s, not all Affalterbach’s creations required such a big motor under the bonnet. Created just before Mercedes-Benz brought AMG in-house, the E36 AMG was a car marketed by Mercedes and featured a 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine. This is one of the rarest AMG vehicles, with just 400 manufactured worldwide. It immediately makes the E36 a collector’s car, but being just one-of-49 delivered to Australia also makes this example a rare opportunity. In Australia the Mercedes E36 AMG stood comparatively against sports cars such as the Porsche 911, which only featured four extra kilowatts over the hot rod Merc. Australia has long been a good market for AMG vehicles, with more AMG vehicles sold per capita than any other market worldwide.
Finished in maroon red over a black leather-upholstered interior, this AMG’s colour combination blends nicely and presents period specific. The interior is accented by dark woodgrain trim while the exterior features subtle chrome highlighting. As standard the E36 AMG was fitted with a full leather interior, power memory seats, multi-function monitor with trip computer, factory-fitted CD sound system, sunroof, 18-inch AMG alloys and a full AMG body kit. There are no aftermarket modifications made to this specific example, which currently rides on Continental tyres.
This car first imported and complied in Australia in September 1996. It was delivered through Grand Motors Prestige Mercedes-Benz dealership in Robina, QLD. It is now a four-owner car, with the seller having owned the vehicle since September 2021. Every single service was completed at a Mercedes-Benz official centre, aside from its most recent maintenance in April 2022. At this visit the car received a new battery, new alternator, new front brake discs, and new tyres.
Exterior condition of this E36 is very clean for the car’s age and mileage. The paintwork presents without obvious scratching or damage, only showing minor pitting damage on the front AMG bumper which is considered consistent with use. The owner notes a mark on the boot lid and rear quarter panel, while the driver’s side door handle appears damaged. The original AMG body kit, and chrome detailing, shows in good condition. Some slight curb rash can be seen on the AMG wheels, though no marks that would take away from this car’s overall clean condition.
Condition inside the cabin is decent, with the interior showing wear and tear commensurate with the car’s continued use. The seats retain a nice original shape, though creases are seen on the leather bases in both rows of seating. There appears to be no obvious wear and tear, or splitting of upholstery. Some staining can be seen on the boot floor. Trim pieces and the woodgrain inserts appear without significant weathering or damage.
A suite of original documentation will be supplied with this vehicle.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 26/11/22. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as written off or stolen.
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