Films: 1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer Wagon: Six Liters Of Grocery-Smashing German Power
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1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer Wagon: Six Liters Of Grocery-Smashing German Power

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George Gagishvili
George Gagishvili
3 years ago

This is icon, truly masterpiece.. Love it… Dream car… Any Hammer is dream.

CANYON
CANYON
4 years ago

I’ll venture to say.. from my point of view,obviously entirely personal opinion, this rendition of an other wise functionally classic work-wag,turns my stomach to see butchered with Hollywood tinsel ornamentation . Plus Hollywood boy here needs to tweak his passion for rev’s and get off public country roads. He’ll never get it until,he losses a loved one when out peddle biking gets taken out by some self rightous ‘entitled’ rich kid in an overpowered grocery cart .

Lars Jönlid
Lars Jönlid
4 years ago

Nice one, I haven´t heard of it !

HitTheApex
HitTheApex
4 years ago

Thanks Petrolicious crew!

That engine note is fantastic.

Moisés Barcia
Moisés Barcia
4 years ago

The music!!!

Bryan
Bryan
4 years ago

The Hammer is so fast it knocked his shoes off!

Mark Jansenmark
Mark Jansenmark
4 years ago

Back when these cars first came out, I was at Willow Springs watching a Alfa Romeo event. This big CBS tractor trailer rolls up. The back door opens and a F-40 backs out. This fellow gets in, fires it up and cranks ( I guess personally installed stereo). Does maybe 2 hot laps. Rolls it back in the trailer and drives away. These cars were not street legal if I recall. Anyway’s, it was quite a thrill to see one along with all those SWEET ALFAS!

AndrewAllred
AndrewAllred
4 years ago

I hear Jonny Lieberman drooling somewhere

Roland Alfonso
Roland Alfonso
4 years ago

Wonderful…and nice cap…

Okke Amerongen
Okke Amerongen
4 years ago

What music is played in this movie? Really like the eighties feel of it.

Paul Duesler
Paul Duesler
4 years ago

I have an idea for an episode. My friend grew up around Alfa Romeos. His Italian father had a 58 spider, a bunch of 60’s spiders, and 70’s sedans. His son, my friend was given the 58 Giulietta, rebuilt it in the 80’s and is finishing rebuilding it now, Motor just went in.
His dad Hector, had lost his automotive way and had veered into the evil ways of Lexus. But just this month, perhaps inspired by his son, or perhaps by his son’s daughter Giulia, took the plunge and bought a new Giulia! Hector is back!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul Duesler

Glad to hear Hector got his automotive soul back!

Paul Duesler
Paul Duesler
4 years ago

The only thing that bothers me about this site is the negativity guitarslinger provides. He always says something negative which tarnished the website experience. It’s like telling a beautiful woman she’s beautiful except her teeth are a bit uneven
Like a woman it’s about the total package, and this website is the total package.

Paul Duesler
Paul Duesler
4 years ago

This is a beautiful video that communicates perfectly the strong guttural feelings cars share with us. Another wonderful piece of art. Thank you. This made my day.

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland
4 years ago

Shape, size/weight, quality/craftsmanship… 30 years of development later – where are the improvements?
What a glorious piece of a ‘utility vehicle’. Well captured in this clip.

Sam Fung
Sam Fung
4 years ago

I sold my 1980 AMG MB April of this year to someone in Texas that appreciate the car. I sold it dirt cheap! I hope he is going to make this car perfect!

George Gagishvili
George Gagishvili
3 years ago
Reply to  Sam Fung

Pity 🙁

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago

1) The correct term boys is … Estate .. not wagon !

2) Though the music sucks its apposite to the car’s era .. so two thumbs up

3) The video ? Decent

4) The car ? If you’ve ever driven any of the ‘ Hammer ‘ iterations you know damn full well the beasts are awesome ( one of the few cars the word actually applies to with nary a modicum of hyperbole )

5) The owner ? Hard to make final judgment based on a 5 minute plus video but from what I’m seeing and hearing … I like the guy

So Rock On – Drive On ( in a fit of Miami Vice era madness ) – Remain Calm ( despite all that AMG power under the hood ) and do Carry On … keeping this monster where it belongs … on the road ! 😎

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago
Reply to  GuitarSlinger

… oh … and screw the ‘ Tastefully ‘ bit .. this is a ‘ Hammer ‘ not some fragile exotic .. meant to be driven like one . So do the AMG Hammer dance .. rude , lewd and totally lascivious 😎

JB21
JB21
4 years ago

It must have been 1989, I was a teenager, and was crazy about motorbikes. Back then, 300km/h on road-legal bikes was a bit of an impossibility, so there was this small Japanese bike magazine (and this rider who was absolutely obsessed with 300km/h) decided to take on the challenge. I was super excited about it, so bought every issue and followed the progress. I recall they used GSX-R1100 slingshot as a base, modified but totally road-legal. Of course, they can’t test it in Japan, so they shipped it to Germany. Just such an excitement for a teenager, you see, and admiring the rider and his obsession, totally loving it. And he would do it, he cracked 300km/h barrier, but he reported that while he was doing a tad over 300, what looked to be a normal Mercedes 300 casually flashed and passed him by. He would try to follow but he couldn’t and he realized that it was an AMG Hammer. And that, from the pages of a rather minor bike magazine that I first learned about AMG Hammer.

Pedro P Lopez
Pedro P Lopez
4 years ago

So awesome! I would totally rock that wagon…

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago
Reply to  Pedro P Lopez

Errr … all bets are that car’d ” Rock You Like a Hurricane ” right out of existence

Ian Miles
Ian Miles
4 years ago

Short but what a great film. Terrible wheels but otherwise what a car. Even better a prospect than the 500E. Engine noise is amazing.
Now people drive cars twice as heavy with less utility than this.

Blue Ridge Mercedes
Blue Ridge Mercedes
4 years ago
Reply to  Ian Miles

Wheels are period..best of what AMG had to offer. Lighter weight then their one piece counter part and also provided enough clearance for the uprated calipers/discs.

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago
Reply to  Ian Miles

The wheels are apposite to the era and what belongs on the car . Anything else would be just plain wrong

Landroving
Landroving
4 years ago

Great to see the wonderful roads of north Georgia! What an awesome wagon that looks very original and the engine note is sinister!

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves
4 years ago

This must have been something special to own back in the day (hell, even today! .. :))

Nice piece on a quite unknow car.

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago

” A quite unknown car ”

Perhaps to GenX/ GenY/ Snowflakes such as yourself … but to those of us of a certain age the Hammer’s are engrained into our memories … as well as our backsides if you’d ever driven one 😎

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves
4 years ago

To Guitar Slinger – I’m from generation P – for “Polite” – something you definitely are not 😉

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
4 years ago

Hey Guitar Slinger,

Though your style is often unpopular, we don’t ban you because you can be entertaining and informative at times and also we hate banning people.
But when you take it to a personal level, then we will ban you. So cut it out with the personal name calling.