This is the exact car a Formula One champion would have driven a decade ago when going out with his family. A family sports estate, that puts performance at his right foot and space in the rear. That’s actually just what Michael Schumacher chose at that time.
Michael Schumacher drove this Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Estate between January and July 2010. Why so short? Well, do you really think that someone who has been threading World Championship titles in motor racing would keep a car for long?
Schumi received this car in 2010, when he joined Mercedes GP Petronas Formula 1 Team. The vehicle was registered to Mercedes-Benz AG in Schlieren, Switzerland.
It is a black-on-black model, with leather seats, an option, like a few others, that Schumacher paid for himself. The total cost of options that he chose rose to almost €23,000 ($26,000 at the current exchange rate).
After Michael Schumacher switched to another car, this particular one went to a Swiss owner, who kept adding most of the kilometers on the odometer between 2011 and 2015. He eventually sold it in March 2018 to a Mercedes-Benz engineer in Germany, who only used it in summer months. The only mod the car underwent through all those years was a wheel set change. The current owner bought it in 2018. He put it through a TuV inspection last year, in March, and it had no issues whatsoever.
With 151,894 kilometers (94,383 miles) on the clock today, the Mercedes goes under the hammer in Paris, in the Les Grandes Marques du Monde auction set up by Bonhams. The auction house announces another wheel change and inspection before the sale. They expect to fetch anywhere between €50,000 and 100,000 ($57,000 and $110,000). The estate is in good estate, the ad claims.