yeh..I take BAT readers with a grain of salt...Many just seem to be competing for ass of the year contest. I did find the article I read as a teenager that left me drooling all over my car&driver pages...and it seems to support the spec of this car. That said, there are cosmetic exceptions in the engine compartment:
Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer Archived Test ? Review ? Car and Driver
There is a pic of the motor buried in that link. When compared to the one for sale, there are some significant differences..most notable being the missing driver side intake snorkel. Now, these were also still early AMG days (pre-mfg-agreements) and every car may not have been identical month to month..so perhaps an early example? One other difference is the car from the C&D article has an obvious rear valance cut out for exhaust..this one is flat. Can't see the AMG rear badge either (left side) but could just be Craigslist photo quality.
Could also have had some engine work or worst case an engine fire... I do note the engine compartment looks dirtier than I expect for 23k miles and not well sorted in general. Could also be a sophisticated scam or someone who was the victim of a scam and now believes they are selling the real deal. No idea, but if it is a true 23k mile hammer..it's pretty iconic...IMO
All in all, would only consider this if I had all those afore mentioned $130k options (and several others) alredy in the stable. Just thought it was cool AMG fodder.