Sounds like a cool car! I didn't realize that the AMG parts would be so expensive. There's a guy down the street from me that might be selling a '97 C36 (wouldn't ya know!) that he never drives. I think he bought it as a weekend car - he ended up buying a Lexus and is totally sold on them. Doesn't care for MB because his E320 broke all the time, and now his C36 sits on the street 24/7. Maybe I'll go pester the man this weekend!
Thanks John for the details!