Lot 314 - 2008 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Kompressor
|Odometer reading||6,749 miles|
|Result||Sold - £48,160|
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagon, short for Geländewagen, (or cross-country vehicle) uses two fully locking differentials and represents one of the few vehicles to have such a feature. The G-class was developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by the Shah of Iran and offered as a civilian version in 1979. The first major refinements were introduced in 1981, including an automatic transmission, air conditioning, an auxiliary fuel tank, protective headlamp grilles and a cable winch. Unsurprisingly, this enormously competent four-wheel drive has, like a number of other Mercedes-Benz vehicles, come under the infinite scrutiny of AMG. Around the world, these three distinctive letters embody automotive high performance, exclusivity and dynamic driving pleasure but it is two words that best describes the core elements of the AMG brand, 'Driving Performance'. Mercedes-AMG specialises in unique, high-performance vehicles; its sporty saloons, SUVs, coupés, cabriolets, roadsters and specially built one-off models constitute a product portfolio which meets its customers' every wish.
Originally white, this most striking and now extremely fashionable 4WD benefits from a 'wrap' in the blue colour you see here. Not only has it been completely to a high degree of quality but it has also preserved the underlying colour should you wish to 'un-wrap' it. Serviced last in 2012 at Mercedes-Benz World it will be serviced once again immediately prior to deliver to the auction venue.
The white interior leather is of excellent quality and in very good order throughout and this lefthand drive example drives faultlessly. The leather and wood steering wheel is an 'intelligent' unit and a full (leather-bound) mobile telephone cradle has been fitted. The head gasket 'failed to proceed' two months ago and so instead of initiating a repair, the entire engine was swopped out and rebuilt. All wheels and tyres are in a first class condition and the interior controls all work as you would expect of a car with so few miles recorded. Classic G-Wagon looks combined with modern technology and top-end AMG performance, and all at no reserve....
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