Ah, the legendary AMG Hammer. The real McCoy, the genuine article, the true-to-life superhero. When other kids had the Countach or a 308 on their walls, I had the super sedan of the 1980s, the AMG-tuned 300E. My dad owned a smoke silver W124, and I would imagine his was shod in jet-black paint with matching AMG monoblock wheels. Though this was threw me for a loop at first with its modern-day AMG rollers, I was happy to see the genuine articles were in perfect health stored in the trunk. This 6.0-liter beast has only covered 20,000 miles, and remains as the technician in charge of its creation intended. There are so many clones of these vehicles, those mere plastic surgery jobs that lead to exuberant eBay listings of “AMG Mercedes” because of a body kit and a set of wheels. I love that this car exists today and is the obvious alternative to, by comparison, the almost-plebian E28 M5.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E AMG Hammer on eBay
Model: 300E AMG Hammer
Engine: 6.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 20,392 mi
Price: $51,850 Buy It Now
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 Series 300E. This unique, hand-crafted, one of a kind 1987 AMG Hammer is offered to you by Music City Motorsports. In the midst of the growing European muscle car craze of the 1980′s, AMG took a Mercedes-Benz 300E and tweaked it to the tune of roughly 350-385 HP, a $160,000-$190,000 price tag, and a top speed north of 180 mph. Each car was hand built and custom ordered – no two were alike. This 1987 Hammer has no twin. According to a previous owner, this Hammer is a US Spec car with an original price tag of $187,000 and 385 HP, 6.0 Litre, four cam V8 engine. 0-60 MPH in roughly 5 seconds and a top speed of 187 mph, though these are just spec estimates, as this car has never been tracked.
Described as “legendary” and “mythical,” the AMG Hammer is undoubtedly one of the rarest, most iconic, and influential cars ever made. The Mercedes hot rod did not exist until the AMG Hammer, when a 6.0 litre racing tuned V8 saloon car had no business tracking down Ferrari Testarossa’s and Lamborghini Countach’s. The Hammer did the unthinkable and sparked a new tradition of European muscle cars.
This vehicle has been cared for appropriate to its legacy and heritage. With original AMG powder-coated black wheels, floor mats, and dark as night paint, this AMG harkens to something different and unique from the mundane. Our Hammer has only 20,000 miles and is clean on both the exterior and interior. Do not miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of automative history. The Hammer is a special, special vehicle commonly held to be one of the top 10 cars of all time by automative enthusiasts. Who knows when we will see another car like this! Act quickly, as the rarity of this beast speaks for itself!
All Sales will have a dealer $298.50 documentary fee added to the final price.
If you cherish the 80s and want to relive your youth, I can’t think of many better ways to do it. However, despite its low mileage, a thorough review of the car’s mechanical health is needed, and the seller’s failure to provide what should be a robust and exhaustive set of maintenance records is a glaring oversight. As much as I love this car, you need to consider how complex it was even by modern standards and describe the vehicle accordingly. Despite this, I suspect the car will sell solely on the basis of how unrepeatable it is, but I hope the new owner performs his or her due diligence.