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FS: 300E AMG HAMMER M117 6.0L DOHC 385 PS

Hello All,

As some of you know, I have been thinking about selling my AMG Hammer for a while now, not due to financial reasons or anything, just different priorities in my life over the past couple years and most recently, married in October '10, but that's not to say that I don't like cars anymore.

Last November (2009), I sold my 500E to a board member, but as you know with my posts my attention to detail is very high, and I hope that you enjoyed reading the posts. With the Hammer, I have kept pretty low on the radar as it is an extremely rare car, only 1 in 13 cars ever produced by AMG worldwide. That is not to say that there are not other "Hammers" out there that have been converted by enthusiasts and speed-shops. My Hammer in particular has appeared in dozens of car enthusiast magazines originating from Germany, UK, USA, and other countries. This particular car was built by AMG in Germany. The car's VIN starts WDB124020 - the 020 signifies that it started life a 200 (not even a 200E) from 12/85, then proceeded through AMG's modifications to bring it to a 185 mph+ super sedan in less than a year. After being written about in Germany, it was brought to the USA by AMG of North America and it appeared in many magazines such as Car and Driver and Road and Track just to name a few. The car came to my family in Spring of 2002, and as you know I like to focus on engine, drive train, suspension and brakes
first =). I have a stack of records about 3" thick of just things that I have done. The list of repairs/refreshed items goes on and on, but Ill try to write that up.

I am asking $45,000.00 USD. I am not looking for lowball offers or dreamers, and I would prefer selling the car within the US, but I am willing to work with very motivated international buyers that can coordinate shipping. I am wearing my flame suit, so if you want to flame me go ahead, but just know, I have the Hammer. ;-) The 500E offers a very refined torque curve, but the hammer is very violent and untamed and it is very fun to drive and always will put a smile on your face. If interested, Please email me at my screen name here @ gmail dot com Id prefer that over PMs. The car is currently located in Arizona.

I'm working on a powerpoint with a full write up, but I need to scale it down, it's at 20 MB. Attached are a few pictures.
Current Configuration:
86,500 miles
Stainless steel AMG underbody (reduces coefficient of drag) with AMG black underbody coating, with AMG body kit (front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, and trunk spoiler).
400E 4- pot front brakes, 500E rear brakes (upgraded large dust shields to accomadate any of the w124 vented brakes)
300E limo front sway bar, 500E rear sway bar, with stiffer bushings
AMG modified rear subframe to handle S-Class w126 differential, with additional structure built by me. Installed 2.82:1, LSD dif, Torsen-Locking differntial not available.
AMG lowering springs (white)
235/45/17 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires, on recently refurbished period correct AMG wheels (without slashes), and full size spare
AMG illuminated door sills
RECARO AMG racing seats
AMG steering wheel (non airbag)
300E Bosch OE euro headlights with vacuum adjust

Here are more pictures:

I of course kept all the parts removed.

Below are the Factory AMG specifications:
385 Horsepower (DIN), 286 kW @ 5500 rpm

420 Ft-Lb Torque, 566 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm

Mercedes-Benz 300E AMG Hammer (W124) - World's Fastest Sedans

AMG Hammer 6.0

Price......................$175,000 USD
Curb Weight,lb.............3635
Fuel capacity, US gal......18.5

Type.......................dohc 4-valve V-8
Bore x stroke,in/mm........3.94 x 3.73/100.0 x 94.8
Displacement,cu in./cc.....363/5953
Compression ratio..........9.8:1
Bhp @ rpm,SAE net..........375 @ 5500
Torque @ rpm,lb-ft.........407 @ 4000
Fuel injection.............Bosch K-Jetronic

Transmission...............4-spd automatic
Gear ratios: 4th(1.00).....2.24:1
Final drive ratio..........2.24:1

Layout.....................front engine/rear drive
Brake system...............11.2 vented discs front,10.2 vented discs rear;vacuum assist,ABS
Wheels.....................cast alloy, 17x8
Tires......................Pirelli P700;215/45VR-17 front, 235/45VR-17 rear
Steering type..............recirc. ball, power assist
Turns, lock-to-lock,......3.4
Suspension, front/rear: MacPherson struts,lower A-arms,coil spring,tube shocks,anti-roll bar/5-link,coil springs,tube shiocks,anti-roll bar

Top Speed..................186 mph
0-60 mph...................5.2 sec
0-100 mph..................11.5 sec
Standing 1/4 mile,sec@mph..13.6 @ 109.5
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Absolutely beautiful. All the best with the sale.
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Good luck with the sale, I hope it goes to someone here!
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Hey - that's diesel country: 0-60 mph...................52 sec

(good luck with the sale)

Insanely jealous...

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Good luck!

Money on the dresser. Drive a Kompressor.

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I wish I could but I am a dreamer on this one. Good luck with your sale.....are you sure a few years down the line you are not going to regret selling this car??????

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Good luck w/ the sale dude, who ever does end up with this car would be doing Very well by my measure!

As you know, were I not in the midst of selling some of my cars to buy a house your post would have been moot;-)


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Good luck w/ the sale dude, who ever does end up with this car would be doing Very well by my measure!

As you know, were I not in the midst of selling some of my cars to buy a house your post would have been moot;-)

What are you in the midst of selling Jono?


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What are you in the midst of selling Jono?
+ 1 Do tell

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