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Old 02-11-2015, 01:41 PM
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Talking This guy can write an ad...

C36 for sale on Houston Craigslist:

Meet Helga, a 1995 C36 AMG. Car guys know what she is: the first ever factory-backed AMG model sold by M-B themselves. I guess you could buy a Camry or some other appliance for the same money, but would it be one of only 500 ever imported to the U.S. during 1995? No. Will it be RWD, with iconic AMG monoblocks and 225/45-17 meats in the front & fat 245/45-17's in the rear? Hell no. Will it have a Nurburgring-tuned suspension with brakes straight off of a CL600? Don't make me laugh.

Sure, Helga's headliner is saggy, but what do you expect from a mid-90's Merc with 128k miles? AMGs are about drivetrain. Her radio doesn't work (and her A/C needs recharged), but maybe instead of listening to the latest Rihanna swill you should drop the windows, step on the loud pedal, and listen to Helga's hand-built, 3.6 liter, 268 hp straight six sing the only song you need to hear. And her bulletproof 4-speed automatic transmission ensures that you (and your girlfriend) can play that track any time you want.

Did you know this car was in a Master P video? No, not this specific car, cut that **** out. Helga... isn't going to win any beauty contests. Her paint is not good. At all. People aren't going to look at it and say 'Yeah, that guy has an AMG- he must be successful!'. They're going to think 'Jesus Christ, who let that slag out of the garage?' But you don't care, because you're sitting in near-perfect, 7-way adjustable leather seats, and you can't see the ratty parts from inside!

I hate to see her go, but I bought one of those cars where headlights go up, headlights go down UPDOWNUPDOWNUPDOWN. Fact is, you're not going to find a better blend of comfort & old-fashioned Affaltenbach clout at anything near $3800 OBO. And I know you're thinking 'Well why don't I just get an E36 M3?' Well sure you can, if you want some 19 year old StanceNation bro's slippy clutch and ****ty ebay coilovers. Helga's bone stock, and that means she'll treat you just as well as she's treated me. Just be sure to feed her premium- she only likes the hard stuff.


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Did you buy it?

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Old 02-11-2015, 02:00 PM
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Actually, wasn't the 190E 3.2 the first AMG car sold through dealerships? MB even had service shop manuals for this early AMG variant so that the dealers could service it. It's one of my pet peeves when a sales listing tries to be an authoritative source of history, but fails to be factual. Just makes the seller look like a con man.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:35 PM
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I laughed. I am kicking around the idea of getting a C36, one for sale locally for the same price with better paint, but I'd almost rather have a rust free texas example and just have it painted. Always thought they were really neat cars.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:59 PM
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Didn't buy...

BAV - already have one (red)

MTI - you are correct except I don't believe they were badged as AMG (?)

PAUL - it is a very fun driver and surprisingly functional (4 adults comfortable, big trunk...)

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Old 02-11-2015, 06:15 PM
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Yes, it was badged as an AMG on that lovely ducktail spoiler.

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Funny!

Translation:

I didnt spend much money on this car but it remained reliable and fun during my ownership, i invite you to take on my laundry list of differed maintenance for the price of as much as i can get out of you for a beater
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:54 AM
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:13 AM
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Thats way better than the text of the ad would suggest!
The guy shouldnt be so hard on the paint thing, seems minor to me. I was envisioning a rust streaked paintless disaster
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:20 AM
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Nominated for best of CL. That is a fantastic AD.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:51 PM
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Yes, it was badged as an AMG on that lovely ducktail spoiler.

At the time it was cutting edge cool man. Now it's just a carmullet.

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