Michael Schumacher's C63 AMG Wagon Is For Sale

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Photo credit: Bohnams
Photo credit: Bohnams

When Michael Schumacher came out of retirement to join the brand new Mercedes-AMG F1 in 2010, he was joining a very different team than the one we recognize today. This outfit was built from the ashes of Honda's defunct F1 program by way of Ross Brawn's championship winning privateer team, Brawn GP. Mercedes purchased Brawn in the offseason with a big dream to turn that fluke 2009 title into a winning tradition overnight, with the help of F1's most successful driver to date. And it was all wrapped around AMG's most aggressive foray into the performance road-car market yet, led by the thunderous C63 AMG and the SLS AMG supercar.

Photo credit: Bohnams
Photo credit: Bohnams

Schumacher, being the face of the team, had to drive a Mercedes of some sort. Rather than sending the buttoned-up E63 sedan or the V-12-powered S65, the company responded by sending him one of its strangest and possibly most interesting cars, a C63 AMG wagon.

Photo credit: Bohnams
Photo credit: Bohnams

Despite the compact wagon's 6.2-liter V-8, Schumacher held onto it for just seven months. At that point, it had become a normal used car with a fun history as it changed hands between private owners in Switzerland. The car racked up 152,000 kilometers (just under 95,000 miles) in the hands of a few owners before being listed for sale at Bohnams, where the auction house expects Schumacher's wagon to sell for somewhere in the wide range between $57,000 and $110,000 early next month. Sadly, it can't be registered in the U.S., as Mercedes never sold the C63 wagon here.

Via Periodismo Del Motor

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