For those who’ve bought deep sufficient pockets, a severe piece of automotive historical past is up for grabs. One of many rarest Mercedes-Benz fashions to ever exist is being auctioned off: a 1988 Mercedes 6.0L AMG Hammer Coupe.
Somewhat backstory on the Hammer: in 1986, AMG was nonetheless a fairly small-time efficiency operation out of Germany, promoting efficiency packages to Mercedes Benz homeowners who needed to blast down the Autobahn. That’s till somebody had the implausible thought of constructing an excellent sedan. So AMG took the W124 E Class and dropped a 5.6 liter V8 into it. They created the world’s quickest sedan on the time. And if that wasn’t sufficient, prospects had the choice of utilizing the 6.0-liter M117 V8.
Whereas AMG allowed these engines for use in each coupe and sedan variations of the W124 E-Class, the automobiles are extraordinarily uncommon. It’s estimated simply 30 Hammers had been ever made on the whole planet. Of these 30, simply 13 got here to North America; of these 13, simply 5 had been coupes. A type of 5 coupes is now on the market.
As of this writing, the coupe at the moment sits at $320,000 on MB Market. This explicit instance, in line with the vendor, has a clear title, pics documenting the automotive when it was new, and partial service data. It has simply over 19,000 miles on it. And it’s EXTREMELY clear, with the inside wanting virtually as if it’s model new.
If I had that type of cash burning a gap in my pocket, I’d have been bidding already. It would come throughout as a bit hipster, however who doesn’t need bragging rights to say one thing from the mid 80’s with a backseat is quicker than a Lamborghini Countach?