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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
etc...

Here are more pictures:
http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj136/omegabenz/AMG_Hammer/

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
Wheelbase,in...............110.2
Track,front/rear...........58.9/58.6
Length.....................186.6
Width......................68.5
Height.....................54.1
Fuel capacity, US gal......18.5

ENGINE
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

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission...............4-spd automatic
Gear ratios: 4th(1.00).....2.24:1
3rd(1.44).................3.23:1
2nd(2.41).................5.40:1
1st(3.68).................8.24:1
Final drive ratio..........2.24:1

CHASSIS & BODY
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,[email protected] @ 109.5
Cd.........................0.25
 

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Absolutely beautiful. All the best with the sale.
 

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Holy. :bowdown:

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!
 

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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;-)

Jono
What are you in the midst of selling Jono?
 

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my white 91 SEC, the 500SL, the 2.5 is gone, my 2.6 5sp and the 88 300E AMG..

the SEC and the SL I lament the most..
 

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here is some ink on my Hammer!


The origins of AMG designation


By Nigel Matthews,

The AMG designation on some Mercedes-Benz models dates back to 1967.
It comes from the names of two former Mercedes-Benz engineers, and a place! The engineers were Hans Werner Aufrecht (the A) and Erhard Melcher (the M) and the G stands for Grossaspach, Aufrecht's birthplace.
In 1976 AMG moved from Burgstall to Affalterbach. In January 1999, Daimler-Chrysler acquired 51 per cent of AMG shares and AMG was renamed Mer-cedes-AMG GmbH.
During the 1980s, the supply of simply outrageous sedans was very limited. If you wanted a family sedan that would blow the doors off a Lamborghini Countach there was only one option -- the three-pointed star of a AMG Hammer.
AMG spent most of 1986 building just 13 Hammers. The list of modifications is very extensive, so I will list some of the important features. The engine of choice was the 5.6L V8 from the 560 SEC. AMG waved their magic wand over it and it became a 6.0L, 385-hp beast with 420 ft-lbs. of torque (566Nm).
AMG modified an S-class rear sub-frame to accommodate the W126 differential; the AMG attention to detail even included a stainless steel underbody to reduce the drag coefficient.
The cubic dollars involved to create these 296 km/h super sedans amounted to $175,000.
This car is actually for sale in the U.S. If you think you are brave enough to handle its wicked torque curve, the asking price a mere $45,000 US. Firm.
Nigel Matthews is the sales and marketing executive for Hagerty Canada -- hagerty.com
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Just curious, how did you use it? It has 86500 miles on it. How were those miles typically driven, and approximately how many miles per year? Was this a weekend car that was taken out on special occasions, or was it driven more frequently than that?
 

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You are holding PURE MBZ history right there.

I would LOVE this car but for this money I would want to drive it but on a car like this, I would just place it in my garage and stare at it.

Good Luck!
 

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Just curious, how did you use it? It has 86500 miles on it. How were those miles typically driven, and approximately how many miles per year? Was this a weekend car that was taken out on special occasions, or was it driven more frequently than that?
Well, ask AMG and other race car drivers about the first 25k miles before it came to the states. I would imagine, balls to the walls. As you are probably aware, Mercedes that sit end up dead. I can only comment on the last 6k miles or so, but usually on the weekends, quick runs to a dinner or lunch with friends, car show here and there. How many of the miles over 100mph? Ill let your imagination kick in.

I saw your E60/500e conversion thread, are you interested in my Hammer? Saw you had a friend in AZ interested is he/she?
 

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Well, ask AMG and other race car drivers about the first 25k miles before it came to the states. I would imagine, balls to the walls. As you are probably aware, Mercedes that sit end up dead. I can only comment on the last 6k miles or so, but usually on the weekends, quick runs to a dinner or lunch with friends, car show here and there. How many of the miles over 100mph? Ill let your imagination kick in.

I saw your E60/500e conversion thread, are you interested in my Hammer? Saw you had a friend in AZ interested is he/she?
Alright, thanks for the response. I'll send a private message.
 
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