Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

We had quite the debate over the value of the '87 AMG "Hammer" Mercedes-Benz 300E, but we mustn't forget that Mercedes-Benz wasn't the only recipient of AMG wizardry in the 1980s.

That's right, discerning (and well-heeled) Japanese car shoppers could buy an AMG-ified Mitsubishi Debonair. Of course, we love the Debonair on general principle- the name alone is enough to win our hearts!- so front-wheel-driveness of the Royal AMG doesn't scare us away, nor does the untouched-by-AMG 200-horse V6. Of course, what we really want is a Hyundai Grandeur dressed up with the AMG gear from its Debonair sibling! Sadly, the AMG modifications were limited to dress-up stuff, but pay no mind to that minor detail. Japanese Nostalgic Car has a good writeup on the AMG Debonair, as does 7Tune, and you can head to Japan for some more after that.

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S

Forget The AMG Hammer. Get The Royal AMG Debonair!S