1988 AMG 300CE – Hammer

Limited in quantity, the 1988 300CE AMG Hammer is a rare find. Built by Mercedes-Benz and modified by AMG prior to the merger. The 3.0-liter 177-hp 6-cylinder 300E originally sold for $39,000 (W124 body style). For $17,000, AMG would replace that 3-liter unit with the 5.5-liter V8 from the 560 SEC after adding 32-valve cylinder heads and twin camshafts. During 1988, additional options included:

  • $39,950 – AMG bored out the 5.6-litre to 6.0-liters
  • $33,302 – upgraded rear differential, Gleason-Torsion LSD, stronger rear sub-frame, plus more chassis modifications
  • $14,170 – upgraded AMG suspension, 17 inch chrome wheels/tires, AMG interior package, etc.
  • $18,000 labor charge
  • Total package cost in 1988: around $162,000.

The following pictures and information were provided by the AMG’s owner (2007):

AMG Hammer - Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer - Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer - Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer - Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer - engine AMG Hammer - engine

AMG HammerHistory
Original owner was professional baseball player Robert Deer:

  • Rob Deer is famous for hitting the game-tying home run on Easter Sunday in 1987 to give the Milwaukee Brewers their 12th straight win to start the season. The home run was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
  • June 6, 1978: Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 4th round of the 1978 amateur draft.
  • San Francisco Giants (1984-1985), Milwaukee Brewers (1986-1990), Detroit Tigers (1991-1992), Boston Red Sox (1993), San Diego Padres (1996)

THIS CAR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE/SALE – THE INFO IS FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE FOR THOSE INTERESTED.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,



Subscribe to AMG Market and receive
updates via email; no SPAM [click here]

10 Comments so far »

  1. Aaron said,

    Wrote on September 25, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

    In addition the motor was bored and stroked to a 6.0 litre and was a 4 cam motor, these were an additional $36000. There were updates to the suspension, and brakes. I currently have three of these cars and they are wonderful.
    - Aaron

  2. steve said,

    Wrote on September 18, 2008 @ 7:50 am

    Does anyone know of any of these ever winding up in Australia at all?

  3. Carolyn Rodrigues said,

    Wrote on July 11, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

    My father owns a 1988 Mercedes Benz AMG 3-liter engine. It still has the original paint and most original parts. Could someone call me and tell me if there is some value in this vehicle or if anyone has interest in it. Thank you, Carolyn

  4. jay m said,

    Wrote on August 31, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

    I have the same car with 92000 miles is there anyone who would be interested in buying it . . . make offer:
    Email: mink-1@hotmail.com

  5. PETER said,

    Wrote on September 30, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

    INTERSTED IN BUYING

  6. Greg Magnus said,

    Wrote on October 1, 2009 @ 7:30 am

    Peter,

    The car in this post is no longer for sale but Jay M. left the following comment below – he might have one for you:
    jay m said,

    Wrote on August 31, 2009 @ 10:34 pm · Edit
    I have the same car with 92000 miles is there anyone who would be interested in buying it . . . make offer:
    Email: mink-1@hotmail.com

  7. Navin said,

    Wrote on January 6, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    I have a 1990 300CE . It’s a right hand drive , since that what is used in Trinidad . I’m looking for an AMG engine to replace the 6 cylinder that it came with . If anyone knows where I could find one , please let me know.

  8. Jayson said,

    Wrote on February 3, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    I would like to buy this car.. please let me know if u this car is not sold…

  9. Greg Magnus said,

    Wrote on February 4, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Jayson – the Hammer is not for sale to the best of my knowledge. The info posted in 2007 is for historical purposes for those interested in AMG Hammers.

  10. wenche huang said,

    Wrote on March 23, 2012 @ 1:48 am

    I have this car , I want to sell out this car

Comment RSS · TrackBack URI

Leave a Comment

Name: (Required)

E-mail: (Required)

Website:

Comment: