1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 5-speed Manual Transmission $7500, Santa Barbara, CA

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C36 AMGs are already rare enough but this one has a manual transmission conversion done. Not sure which transmission was used but work was claimed to be done by a MB tech. The Brabus wheels and lowered stance makes this a sharp looking German sports sedan. The good name brand parts on the car is a good sign that the owner didn’t take any short cuts or skimp on the car.


“Good used 1995 Mercedes Benz C36 AMG with a manual transmission conversion. Conversion performed by a Mercedes Benz Master Technician with all Mercedes parts so you know the job was done correctly. Black on black with about 170k miles. Some evidence of minor body repair at some point in it’s life but looks good and runs strong. Suspension upgraded with Ground Control adjustable suspension with Koni adjustable dampers. Upgraded Brabus Mono IV 3 piece wheel set with newer Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires. Vehicle can be seen by appointment at Santa Barbara Autowerks in downtown Santa Barbara. 805-966-3200 www.sbautowerks.com


Interesting find! I’m guessing it’s the dog-leg manual from the R129 SL since that SL also had an M104 engine fitted. It should really up the fun factor since the engine likes to rev and sounds magnificent winding past 4000 rpm.

Also, I’m impressed by how nicely it’s holding up despite 170k miles. Speaks well of the W202 generation C-class.

In sum, a super rare, fascinating, and well-kept driver for not much cash.