The 1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG we featured last month is back up for sale, it’s price having been lowered by $1,000. Some may prefer the M badged cars from Munich, but these early post-merger AMGs are an interesting and rare alternative to the M3s of the era.
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The crazy C55-engined C43 that I wrote up last September has reappeared with a new seller. Now with around 600 more miles on the clock, a new description and some new photos, it is now offered as a no reserve auction. Also note, if you’re seriously interested, that the original line that the car could not pass California smog has been removed. I like the concept of this swap and it looks clean, but I wonder why it’s being flipped after so few miles.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 Mercedes-Benz C43/55 AMG on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site September 22, 2013:
When there’s a rash of cars on the market – and right now, there are several 190E 2.3-16 Valves – it would behoove buyers to find the model that’s a touch rarer, or stands out for the right reasons. This 1986 Cossie W201 is just that car, being the rare European variety with more power than its U.S.-market counterparts and a color that’s a refreshing alternative to the commonplace Smoke Silver. This car also already has the much-needed European headlights as standard equipment, and coupled with its impressive cosmetic condition, creates a very powerful argument to seeking an alternative to the skyrocketing garage queen E30 M3. Although this car may need some fine-tuning to be perfect, it has survived amazingly well for being laid up the last few years.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 European model on eBay
I’ve said before that the W116 is a love/hate car for me; most times, I see them and they just look like any tired old Benz; a bit out of proportion and over-bumpered. But then I see a great example, like some of the Euro-spec 6.9 models I’ve written up in the last few weeks, and I get a bit giddy. Though not really my dream car by any means, I can imagine cruising up to a Cars and Coffee event, or a German Car Day somewhere in my massive Benz. That vision is helped when I see one in full European trim; the slim bumper lines and cleaned up light clusters make it so much better. But while most of my adoration is levied upon those 6.9 models, this car might just change that. Compared the largest engine fitted in the W116 6.9, this car seems downright puny with only a 2.8 liter inline-6. What helps that, though, is the manual transmission and some of the missing luxuries that help lighten the load. Top it off with some AMG bits, and my does this car look tasty!
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1977 Mercedes-Benz 280SE on eBay
Another week of wheels, this time some more rarities. I love the polished look of narrow Fuchs wheels on early 911s. MOMO 5-spoke wheels were some of the best in the early 1980s, and these would be a nice alternative to the normal ATS/Ronal “Penta” wheels that often adorn early 80s Benz models. How about those great Hartge wheels, seeing that we’ve had two Hartge cars this week? Rather have something a bit more stock? How about the Audi Coupe-spec 15″ Speedline wheels complete with track rubber? Or if you’re into Volkswagens, we have a nice set of the early Corrado “Sebring” wheels too – what’s your favorite?