|6.0L 32V V8
|High-performance sport exhaust
|17-inch chrome-plated and painted wheels
|AMG Hammer aero body package
|Wood trim kit, wood shift knob, AMG floor mats
|Large battery in trunk
|32,600 miles (at the time of cataloging)
|Approximately $146,000 (including conversion cost)
|Less than 30 worldwide, 13 in North America
Specs of the 1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer:
- Modern AMGs are powerful, sporting cars that outperform their regular production models.
- AMG was once a separate company staffed by ex-Mercedes engineers who built cars without interference from Mercedes management.
- In the 1980s, AMG was nimble enough to create whatever the customer wanted, often building vehicles costlier than a new Ferrari Testarossa, but faster.
- The 1987 W124 chassis 300 E was transformed from a stock luxury sedan to a potent Autobahn stormer for an additional $97,988.29.
- The car was built to Mr. Don Byerly’s specifications, who ordered it new directly from Richard Buxbaum, CEO of AMG North America at the time.
- The car was built by hand, and copies of the mechanics’ hourly time cards, including Hartmut Feyhl, are available for review.
- Ownership history is unknown after Don Byerly, but the car was later acquired by Jonathan Hodgeman of Blue Ridge Mercedes before being restored by the current owner.
- Hartmut Feyhl, the AMG mechanic who built the car originally, oversaw the recent restorative work completed by RENNtech and Ai design.
- This Hammer is one of only thirteen built in North America and one of less than 30 produced worldwide.
- With factory correspondence, original build sheet, and documentation, along with recent RENNtech service, this Hammer is one of the most well-documented examples available.