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AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse Rennsport-Tourenwagen

This vehicle has a very fast past: it is an original AMG-Mercedes C-Class racing tourer of the 1996 season from the ITC Championship (International Touring Car Championship). In that year, AMG-Mercedes entered three teams, one of them being the UPS AMG-Mercedes team. And this racing sports car was a member of the winning team. Drivers van Ommen, Thiim, Fittipaldi and Suzuki, together with the other works teams from AMG-Mercedes as well as Alfa-Romeo and Opel, competed fiercely for victories and places on the race track.

For the 1996 season, the vehicles featured some special high-tech sophistication, the ITC regulations giving the engineers extensive freedom with regard to vehicle design. For example, the racing car on offer had hydraulically adjustable balance weights at the rear end to automatically give the vehicle the ideal balance for the particular track – a technology capable of gaining those vital tenths of a second on each lap.

The AMG-Mercedes racing car on offer took part in all 13 ITC race weekends in the 1996 season:
14 April             Hockenheim/Germany with driver Thiim
9 May                Nürburgring/Germany with driver Thiim
23 May              Estoril/Portugal with driver Thiim
8 June               Helsinki/Finland with driver Thiim
22 June             Nuremberg/Germany with driver Thiim
6 July                Diepholz/Germany with driver Thiim
15 August         Silverstone/UK with driver Thiim
31 August         Nürburgring/Germany with driver Thiim
12 September  Magny Cours/France with driver Thiim
27 September  Mugello/Italy with driver Thiim
10 October       Hockenheim/Germany with driver Thiim
24 October       Sao Paolo/Brazil with driver Fittipaldi
7 November     Suzuka/Japan with driver Suzuki

The technical and visual specifications of the vehicle on sale are the same as those for the final race on 7 November 1996 in Suzuka with driver Aguri Suzuki. The vehicle afterwards became part of a collection and has not been driven or raced since.

As an exhibition-only vehicle, the touring sports car has deteriorated from lack of use and appropriate repairs are required before it can be put back on the road. To make it fit to drive again, it is necessary to replace some missing parts, mainly: transmission, rear-axle differential, drive shafts, propeller shaft with spacer, engine control unit and fire extinguisher. If desired, we will be happy to assist in completing the vehicle.

Sale is without guarantee or warranty!

Vehicle details

AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse Rennsport-Tourenwagen
C-Klasse Rennsport
C-Klasse Rennsport
1996
0 Kilometer
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Concours Edition
on request
on request
on request
No
on request
Yes

Technical details

limousine
500 PS
2.499 ccm
6
4
left
stickshift
6
back
disc brakes
disc brakes
gasoline
0

Individual configuration

Brown
Black
others
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
0
1996

Options

From a technical and aerodynamic point of view is a fantastic touring car

– Steel roll cage with bolt on bodywork
– Engine and front suspension in modular design
– Gearbox and rear suspension in modular design
– The advantage is the replacement of the modules in a very short time

Engine
Type:  M106
Cylinder Arrangement:  V6 / 90°
Capacity:  2499 ccm
Power:  500 PS bei 11500 /min
Torque:  300 Nm bei 9000 /min

Drive Train
Gearbox:  Six-speed gearbox
Shifting:  Sequential, semi-automatic
Shifting by a push-button switch on the steering wheel
Clutch:  Carbon Fibre

Adjustable components
Hydraulic adjustable anti-roll bar
Hydraulic sliding weight in the rear area end

Wheels
Rims:  Alloy rims with central lock  9,5 J x 18
Tyres:    240/645 – 18

Braking System
Hydraulic brake booster with ABS

Suspension
Front:  Double wishbone with pullrod
Rear:  Double wishbone with pullrod

Weight
The minimum weight is 1040 kg
(including the driver with raceoverall and helmet)

 

 

Vehicle history

Vehicle history: AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse Rennsport-Tourenwagen

Driver 1996:
14. April Hockenheim/D – Driver R. Thiim
09. Mai NürburgringD – Driver R. Thiim
23. Mai  Estoril/Por – Driver R. Thiim
08. June Helsinki/Fin – Driver R. Thiim
22. June Nürnberg/D – Driver R. Thiim
06. July  Diepholz/D – Driver R. Thiim
15. August Silverstone/GB – Driver R. Thiim
31. August Nürburgring/D – Driver R. Thiim
12. September Magny Cours/F – Driver R. Thiim
27. September Mugello/I – Driver R. Thiim
10. October Hockenheim/D – Driver R. Thiim
24. October Sao Paolo/Bra – Driver C. Fittipaldi
07. November Suzuka/Jap – Driver Suzuki

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