1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4-24v AMG Widebody

1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4 AMG2

This car was spotted by our reader Allen. The word Hammer gets thrown around by sellers on Benz and AMG cars that don’t really have anything to do with the original Hammer. The seller of this car uses the Hammer description a couple times in their advertisement. The AMG Hammer was a very specific model of the W124 that featured a thumping V8. As such this six cylinder car is not a Hammer, but it at least gets a lot closer than other things I’ve seen called Hammer and this is a rare car.

1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4 AMG2

Year: 1990
Model: 300CE
Engine: 3.4 liter 24 valve inline-6 AMG
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 75,564 mi
Price: $21,900 Buy-It-Now

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1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4 AMG2

This is original AMG compleate CE model 3.4L Hammer wide body version. This is not kit car but factory AMG compleate car Sold in Japan only 2 cars. US buyer => this car is 24 years old so DOT EPA required or wait until 2014 March (strage fee 170USD/month by our strage) to shipped out from Japan. EUR buyer => can import without any problems. Canadian buyer =>15 years already past so import without problems.

No accident original km. AMG Japan sold as a new car on 1990 July. Couple owners in a past. Dealer book, manual, records available. Well mainteined car, runs perfect.

1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4 AMG2

The AMG 3.4 adds 50 or so horsepower on top of the standard 300CE bringing power up to around 275 with plenty of torque. A car like this would be a lot more fun with a manual, but these cars though lighter weight than modern Mercedes two-doors, are more setup for highway bombing than canyon carving. I’m sure with a properly sorted suspension though back roads could be a ton of fun. This car is located in Japan, where it was originally sold and those AMG Japan buyers seem to have a strong attraction to the duck bill trunk spoiler and as such this car comes with one. I’ve never been a huge fan of this spoiler, but it looks fine on a the W124 models and much better than it does on a big body W126 sedan.

The car comes with all the proper AMG pieces to ensure you are getting the real deal. AMG name badge on the engine air intake, proper West German labeled AMG logo on the dash. AMG steering wheel and speedo and even the original AMG break in period sticker in English and Japanese, which most certainly is a rare piece to still have with the car.

The car looks good, the seller says it is all sorted. The black/midnight blue color is great. The widebody coupled to the painted wheels and painted grille make for a nice presentation and a complete package. There is a lot of depreciation on this. In some respects the AMG name on a Mercedes meant a whole lot more back than it does now. No offense to AMG, but seeing an AMG car in the 1980s was a bit more special. There are other examples of this model that do show up to market every now and then, but regardless, the new owner gets a unique car.

~Evan

1987 Mercedes 190E 3.4 24v AMG

1987 Mercedes 190E 3.4 24v AMG on Euro Motors LLC

also for sale here: 1987 Mercedes 190E 3.4 24v AMG on Autotrader.com

Another neat W201 Benz pointed out to us by reader Joe is up for sale. This one isn’t quite as high horsepower as the 190E 3.6 we had up recently , but unlike that one this car appears to be a factory AMG job rather than an enthusiast swap.

This 190E has more info than the previous one, but it would still be important to land some solid documentation on the car if you were going to buy it. I don’t have any reason not to believe this is a genuine AMG 3.4 car, but these M104 engines can be hard to distinguish in their varied flavors. I’ve often seen them with an AMG logo on the air intake which this car is missing. The seller states that the car was owned by a popular AMG North America client and that the owner of Renntech has vouched for the car as being a one of one.

The car has AMG springs and shocks and Mercedes Evo II wheels. Brakes are upgraded 4 piston Brembo units up front.

The 3.4 liter engine puts down 262 horsepower and 240 lb/ft. of torque and is mated to the 190E 5 speed manual. A dual mass flywheel and clutch out of a 300SL hook the two together.

There is an aftermarket amp and cd changer in the trunk. You have to love that the car has the proper 3.4-24 badge on the trunk lid.

There are 65,000 miles on the car and the ask price is $20,000. that ask makes the nearly $28,000 for that other recent 190E conversion look a little silly. With proper documentation this is a pretty fair ask. I’d hope a buyer might be able to knock a few dollars off the price. I don’t think the car is quite as rare as the seller makes it out to be, rare yes, but the 3.4 AMG engine can be found in other Benzs if you look around. This one does look well put together and if it is a documented factory AMG car the value will be greater and command the higher price.

The car is being offered by Euro Motors LLC in Pennsylvania.

There is a video of this car online:

~Evan