Auction finds: Michael Schumacher’s Merc C63 AMG would make a great family wagon

Practical body style, V8 under the hood. Perfect combo
by Vijay Pattni | Jan 29, 2022
Exterior of Michael Schumacher's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
PHOTO: Bonhams via TopGear.com

This is a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Wagon that once belonged to a gentleman named Michael Schumacher. Should you require an introduction, Schumacher is a seven-time Formula 1 champion and one of the fastest drivers to have ever graced the sport, which gives this delightful V8 wagon some serious kudos.

Not that the W204 C63 needed any. Furnished with one of the world’s finest naturally-aspirated engines—AMG’s wonderful hand-built 6.2-liter V8, otherwise known as ‘A Bit of a Masterpiece’—and clothed in the desirable wagon suit, it’s such a cool family transport.

Exterior of Michael Schumacher's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Engine of Michael Schumacher's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Its former owners clearly agreed, judging by the mileage. Schumacher got the car in January 2010—the year he returned to Formula 1 with Mercedes—registered to Merc Switzerland. We’re told the C63 was decked out for the world champ. “Indeed, the fitted options would have added more than €20,000 to the list price,” Bonhams—who is hosting the sale—tells us.

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The German legend owned the car for just six months—it was at his “disposal” until July 28, 2010—after which it was sold to a Swiss gentleman who owned the car until 2015. Said gentleman was responsible for most of the car’s mileage, racking up the total to a whopping 146,278km. Yes, a collectors’ AMG was actually used. Properly.

Interior of Michael Schumacher's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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After that, Schumacher’s old C63 went to a Mercedes-Benz engineer in Germany, who “returned the car to excellent condition” and added just 1,000km to the mileage in his time. The current owner bought the car in 2018, and apparently only used it in summer. Right now, the clock’s showing 152,000km. For that V8? Barely run in, guv.

It’s in “generally good condition” according to the vendor, and Bonhams thinks it’ll go for anywhere from €50,000 (P2.89 million) to €100,000 (P5.79 million), though there’s no reserve. Plus, it’ll get a fresh set of tires and a Merc inspection, too.

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Exterior of Michael Schumacher's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Exterior of Michael Schumacher's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Exterior of Michael Schumacher's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Exterior of Michael Schumacher's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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