1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG offered for $5,300 in San Diego, CA via craigslist. This post is part of DT's 2016 Birthday Celebration of 100 cars; enjoy the ride!
The C36 started as a basic C-Class compact luxury sedan, but was shipped to the AMG factory in
Affalterbach and modified with a hand-built 3.6 liter version of the
M104 inline-6 producing 276 horsepower and 284 ft-lbs of torque. The only available transmission was a 4-speed auto that does a decent job of snapping off shifts but is probably the biggest reason these are so cheap.
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