Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Radcast: AMG 300 E 5.6L Hammer

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The Radwood era had great sports cars, JDM cars, funky concepts, and this: tuner super saloons. This is the AMG 300 E, also known as “The Hammer”

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The obvious soundtrack choice would have been anything by MC Hammer, so that’s what I went with “I Ain’t No Joke” by Eric B. and Rakim.

This is Ottomobile’s model of the W124 blessed by everyone’s favorite tuner: AMG. They did this car back before they were a part of Mercedes-Benz, too. That’s why you won’t find the three-point star anywhere on the hood. Apparently AMG dropped the 5.6L engine into the Hammer before it was even approved by MB.

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AMG also gave the car the looks to back up its impressive performance. Body color matched grille, wheels, and a deck lid spoiler. It was all the car needed to let you know that you weren’t next to just another stock broker in an ordinary Mercedes-Benz at the stop light.

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Androoo has the rarer silver version of Otto’s 300E, but I think a Hammer fits the “any color you want, as long as its black” motif. I scored this one during a sale on Replicarz during March for a few cents under $70. Otto’s done a good number of these old school AMG models and I got sick of sitting with the ebay app open watching their prices go up and up. Plus, I think the sedan looks better than the coupe... fight me!

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