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2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

From the golden generation of German, naturally aspirated, big displacement engines, is the famed Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Luckily this is the model year 2012, so its got the revised head bolts installed.

There should be no need to worry about cracking one of those and grenading the engine. This one is listed for $31,000 and a “price is firm”.

This is a pretty rare spec to find now. It’s got the highly desired P31 (performance) package and the LSD. It’s pretty crazy to think these didn’t all just come standard with an LSD, especially considering the rival M5 has got that as standard equipment.

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe

If I could swing it, I’d probably pick this up. The miles are running a little on the high end at 99,950. The current owner claims to have maintenance receipts dating back to 70k miles.

It’s also got some of the more typical mods (long tube headers, a “tune” of some sort, colder spark plugs — probably because of the tune).

I’d bet this has that wicked, theatrical gurgle sound that never gets old. Almost enough of a reason to buy one of these alone.

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG exhaust

The listing doesn’t make any mention of a lifter tick, so that’d definitely be something to request a video of and obviously check out in person. It’s not unheard of for this to fail and cause a valve to drop, and ruin your day/life.

The DIY to replace/repair lifters isn’t terrible, but admittedly, it’s higher than my personal skill level.

The interior does have the factory carbon trim which is another rare and nice touch. It modernizes it just enough. This interior can look a little dated, (I’m actually not a fan of the cluster), but this touch does help.

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG interior

To view more info, or hopefully have fun and buy it(!) here’s the Facebook listing for a good ole Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG:

Sacrilege aside, if you’ve got some time, see what BMWs are out there, or stick with a Benz.