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Old 09-04-2000, 10:45 AM
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Hello All!

I recently purchased an '89 300e and was interested in adding the Hammer kit. Is this kit still available from AMG? If so, where can I get this kit?
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Old 09-04-2000, 07:19 PM
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I'm sure Lee will get on to this post as soon as he gets back from lunch, but until then I'll just tell you that the AMG Hammer was not a kit, it was nearly a complete rebuild of the Mercedes-Benz 300E to accomodate a V-8 engine. The cars were luxuriously appointed and retailed for about $130,000 US. The prestige created for AMG by this model motivated Mercedes-Benz to commission Porsche to engineer and assemble a factory V-8 conversion which resulted in the 500E.

That model is fully described in this forum if you do a search on the topic "E500". You can also check out my website,"need2speed".

Frankly, if you could find a Hammer to purchase, I'd suggest you'd be better off to consider the E500/500E instead as a better buy and less expensive car to maintain.

Dean Albrecht
94 E500
99 ML320
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Old 09-04-2000, 08:35 PM
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As usual, Dean's spot-on. The Hammer 300E conversion set owners back approx. $80k when they were made originally. AMG used a custom-built V-8 in those cars, which used AMG's own twin-cam, 4 valve heads. The hammers retained the 300E narrow body (no fender flares), albeit with ground effects all around, and a small wing on the trunk.

Extremely cool car I'll grant you, but I can't imagine the repair cost if you had a problem with the motor!

I'd also recommend the 500E/E500...wonderful car, and supported completely by your local MBZ dealer, or PartsShop!!

Best regards, Michael
'92 500E, Almandine Red, 17x8.5" AMG Sport rims
'88 300TE, Arctic White, 16x7.5" Mille Miglia E420/430 replica rims
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Old 09-05-2000, 06:10 PM
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Check -- they've got "AMG Replacement" body kits. Not sure if the "real deals" are still available.

Good luck.

*1986 2.3-16V
*Pearl Black AMG rims, yellow calipers
*Pearl Black grille and frame
*Euro headlights, clear blinkers
*Smoked taillights
*Zebrano wood kit
*White-faced gauges
*H&R springs/Bilstein shocks (yet to be installed)

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