"AMG was founded as a racing engine forge in 1967 by former Mercedes-Benz engineers; the letters 'AMG' taken from their names; Aufecht, Melcher and Großaspach. In 1990, with AMG having become a high-profile purveyor of modified Mercedes-Benz cars, Daimler-Benz AG and AMG signed a contract of co-operation allowing AMG to leverage Daimler-Benz's extensive dealer network and leading to commonly developed vehicles (the first one being the Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG, in 1993). On 1st January 1999, Daimler-Chrysler acquired 51 percent of AMG shares and AMG was re-named to Mercedes-AMG. In 1995, the C-Class received its first genuine performance model, the C36 AMG, to counter the new six-cylinder BMW M3. Developed with AMG, it had racing-tuned suspension and the 3.6 litre engine had a general output of 276bhp. The C36 AMG accelerates from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and top speed was limited to 155mph - an unlimited top speed was recorded at 169mph.Imported from Japan, this well presented C36 in silver, with black leather interior, is described as being 9 out of 10 in every respect and is a very well maintained example with service history dating from 1997 at 17,199 km to 2016 with the latest service carried out in January 2019. The car comes with air conditioning, electric windows, cruise control, electric heated seats, electric folding mirrors, climate control, headlamp wash wipe and Bose sound system. These models are rare to find in this condition and are still as exhilarating to drive today as it was back in the mid 1990s when manufactured. Sensibly priced, this car is a must for those seeking performance with the unrivalled quality that Mercedes-Benz are famed for."