1992 Mercedes-Benz C-Class300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'
Year of manufacture1992
- Offered from the Youngtimer Collection
- One of only twelve wide-body 300 CE 6.0 AMGs ever built
- Brilliant looks with performance to match; top speed in excess of 300 km/h
Amongst AMG’s pre-merger hierarchy, the 300 CE 6.0 AMG ‘Hammer’ is considered by many to be one of the most desirable models. Mercedes-Benz clients looking for an all-out performance alternative to an otherwise mundane automobile could take their W124 to AMG and replace its factory six-cylinder engine with a fire-breathing V-8. With 5.0, 5.6, and 6.0-litre engine swaps available, the model to have was of course the 6.0-litre, quad-cam 32-valve V-8. Capable of producing 375 bhp and 400 foot-pounds of torque, the sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h was quoted as being five seconds flat, leading to a top speed of over 300 km/h. Only twelve 300 CEs were fitted with the 6.0-litre engine, including the example offered here.
First registered in Japan in November of 1995, according to the accompanying Japanese Export Certificate, the car remained there until 2014, when it was purchased and exported to Europe. At this time the car was noted as having 75,100 km on the odometer and was wearing white paintwork. After leaving Japan, the car was shipped to the Netherlands, where it was repainted black. It was purchased by the current owner in October of 2017 and refinished in black.
Currently showing just under 77,500 km on its odometer, the car presents very well throughout and it would surely be a wonderful addition to any collection of AMG-modified Mercedes-Benzes. Seldom seen in coupe bodywork, with only twelve such examples built, this is a true German rarity and perhaps the ultimate autobahn courier of the pre-merger era. With early AMG products only gaining popularity worldwide, finding an identical example would certainly prove difficult. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19.