6-Speed Swapped: 1997 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG

I owned and daily drove a used C36 AMG a few years ago and the car was amazing on many levels. First was the engine, which was scrumptious and offered a meaty powerband with a sonorous exhaust note, but it was certainly let down by a 4-speed slushbox auto. Today’s C36 has been given a proper transmission with the addition of a 6-speed manual box and looks rad. Find this 1997 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG offered for $15,000 in Norwalk, CT via craigslist. Seller submission from Cory.

From the seller:

1997 C36 AMG
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 220000
paint color: black
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
276 hp & 284 lbs of tq
3550 lbs
199 cars sold in North America for 1997 model year.
No wiring harness issues with this year.
$56,000 sticker price new
Excellent and far rarer alternative to BMW E36 M3

California car until 2021
6 speed manual conversion
C43 seats and door panels
C43 trunk lid
OEM C280 sport carbon trim instead of burl wood
Suede headliner
Flieben rear muffler- sounds great
sunroof deleted
220,000 miles
No warning lights on dash
Rebuilt suspension

Fully serviced and maintained by Mercedes enthusiast

Recent work includes:

front & rear brakes
coolant change
spark plugs
oil change
throttle body
mass air flow sensor
fuel filter
belly pan installed
paint fully detailed
rear bumper and trunk lid

Rebuilt AMG Engine with new main bearings, new oil pump, timing chain, head gasket, crank was polished to accept new bearings. Rebuilt head.

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