The body is finished in Black Pearl “Blue-Black” Metallic (199) with matching lower cladding, a sunroof, headlight wipers, and original US spec lighting. The period-installed AMG body kit features a sculpted front bumper with fog lights, flared wheel arches, a rear ducktail spoiler, sculpted rear bumper, extended side skirts, and dual AMG exhaust outlets. Color-matched paint is extended to the grill surround as well as the inserts of all four original AMG wheels. The seller notes the spoiler is beginning to lift from the trunk lid and can easily be corrected for the buyer prior to purchase, if desired. Very light wear marks are seen on the passenger side top of the trunk lid as well as a slight indentation below the passenger tail light. The seller had the front bumper professionally refinished and detailed photos documenting the exterior condition can be seen in the gallery.
Videos have been provided below displaying a walk around of the exterior and interior, as well as a driving video.
The MB Market is proud to offer the incredible opportunity to acquire this authentic AMG Hammer coupe. We were fortunate enough to spend a considerable amount of time with the owner and the car to understand the history, ownership and story behind this breathtaking example of pre-merger AMG history. The condition of the car is truly remarkable and even more breathtaking in-person. At the time the car was built, AMG was still an independent tuning company separate from Mercedes-Benz. This particular car was built by AMG North America in Westmont, IL during an era when, infamously, “The only limitation on what could be done to your Mercedes-Benz was the size of your bank account”. Cosmetically, there were endless available modifications from interior bits to exterior body kits and wheels. Additionally, AMG offered a wealth of performance upgrades from something as simple as suspension and exhaust mods, to a bored out 6.0L DOHC M117 engine. It’s estimated that approximately 30 AMG Hammers were produced worldwide with only 13 of those built for the North American market.
The AMG Hammer is truly a legendary car on its own, and the history and story behind this example only elevates the prominence. After the car was built in Westmont by AMG, Andy Cohen of Beverly Hills Motoring reportedly sold the car to a gentleman who drove the car from Beverly Hills to Las Vegas on his first day of ownership. Upon arriving in Las Vegas, he was pulled over for speeding and the car was subsequently seized by the D.E.A. after some illegal substances were found in the car. The car was then purchased from a federal D.E.A. auction by Rob Deer, former professional baseball player in the MLB (documentation is viewable in the gallery). Rob owned the car for 2 years before trading it to Symbolic International where it was then sourced by the current seller on behalf of the next owner. The car was then reacquired by the seller in 2006 and stored until last year.
The condition, rarity and performance of this example are paired perfectly with the sinister color combination that should only increase its desirability over time. Over the past few years alone, the market for these ultra rare AMG Hammers has exponentially increased and the vast majority of these cars sell privately in the high six figures making an opportunity like this even more special. There is no question that this will be an appreciating asset for any collector fortunate enough to acquire it as the pre-merger AMG marketplace has continued to accelerate in price year over year. This is more than a car. This is an opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. The car that set the standard for the high performance luxury sedan as we know it today, and the car that permanently affixed AMG among the all time greats: The AMG Hammer.
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