An extremely rare Mercedes. AMG built just seven right-hand drive E36 estates. This is one of the seven.
The E36 AMG was available in both saloon, coupé and cabriolet form, selling in tiny numbers worldwide due to its substantial price, but the estate is the rarest of the lot. The recipe involved AMG taking a E320 estate, and equipping it with their hand built 3.6-litre 272bhp engine, uprated suspension, running gear and 17in AMG wheels. Bodykits were optional.
This E36 Estate was first registered in January 1996 and supplied by Speeds of Stratford. It does not have the optional bodykit so has a very subtle appearance. The car is finished in Brilliant Silver with black Sports Check cloth interior. It has auto climate control, sports seats, cruise control and headlamp wash wipe. The full options list is detailed below, and crucially includes the ‘957’ code that show this is an AMG converted car from new.
Importantly, this E36 is completely standard, unmodified and with no doubt as to its authenticity. It is registered on the logbook as an E36 AMG Estate, it retains all its correct AMG modifications such as the ‘E36’ embossed gear knob, AMG engine engine spec decals in the engine bay. The engine is original and stamped accordingly. The wheels are the correct 7.5x17in single piece AMGs and the exhaust system bears ‘HWA’ part numbers. When sold by Mercedes under their Signature used car scheme in 2000 it is described in their paperwork as an E36 AMG, and finally, it has the rare E36 supplementary manual. The car even has its original dealer fit Blaupunkt stereo.
With the car comes all original books and manuals (including the E36 supplementary), two remote keys and a Full Service History. The car’s first owner in Oxford obviously bought the car to use and it had covered 100k miles by the time Mercedes sold it to its second owner in 2000. Today it has covered just over 200k miles but has a fantastic service history with 22 main dealer stamps in the service book (up to 180k miles) and receipted evidence of further servicing thereafter. The majority of its miles were covered early in the car’s life.
HPI clear with certificate.
As to its condition, this car needs restoration, but what a fantastic, worthwhile project to take on.
We have had the engine running and it runs very sweetly. A new top wiring harness has been fitted and the engine, thanks to correct servicing, is immaculately clean inside. The AMG wheels have been refurbished so are unmarked and shod with a matching set of recent Michelin tyres. As the photos show the interior is very good indeed with good woodwork and upholstery, with only a small amount of wear to the driver’s bolster.
The big issue is rust. The car is suffering from rust in all the usual W124 places – the inner & outer wings, jacking points, rear side window ledges and driver’s floor. There are also some electrical issues that will need attending to.
We will include with the sale of this E36 a complete 1995 124 E220 estate. This car is cosmetically scruffy but is perfect in many areas the E36 is rusty and has good fuel, brake and hydraulic lines, so it will make an ideal donor.
Given that this car has a good interior, mechanicals and a superb provenance and history it is the perfect project for someone who is skilled in bodywork, as that is the bulk of the work required.
A LHD E36 estate sold at the 2018 Paris Retromobile sale for just under £50k. This is a very rare opportunity to buy one of the seven RHD E36 estates that were made.
240 – Outside temperature indicator
244 – Sports seats, front
280 – Steering wheel and gear shift in leather
291 – Airbags for driver and passenger
300 – Storage box in front tray
412 – Electric tilt/slide sunroof
420 – Automatic transmission
440 – Cruise control
438 – Speakers and aerial without radio
541 – Double roller blind for luggage
551 – Anti-theft warning system
570 – folding armrest
581 – Automatic climate control
584 – Electric windows front and rear
593 – Heat insulating glass
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
620 – Catalytic convertor
653 – Sports chassis with 8-hole alloy rims
722 – Integrated baggage rack
731 – Walnut wood trim
780 – 7.5×17 et42 225/45, 1-piece
812 – Rear speakers
880 – Closing system with infra-red remote control
957 – AMG converted vehicle