Lot 180 - 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon 350 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||30,400 miles|
|Estimate||£80,000 - £95,000|
|Result||Sold - £90,720|
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagen, short for Geländewagen (or cross-country vehicle), is a four-wheel drive vehicle/sport utility vehicle and characterised by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It utilises three fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature. Originally developed as a military vehicle and offered as a civilian version in 1979, it proved so competent and popular that demand has ensured it is still in production today. Demand came from all over the world with such patronage as the Vatican and the, now famous, series of 'Popemobiles', to use on the Paris-Dakar Rally and many exploratory trips including one to Siberia, the worlds coldest region and driving a standard model travelling 19,000km without breakdown in temperatures as low as -63°F.
Originally registered in Germany in 2012, this Mercedes-Benz came to the UK in 2014 and was registered on 1st February of that year. These superbly built machines combine the best of both worlds - high technology and reliability with a utilitarian 4x4 off-roader. Finished in Graphic Green with tan interior, she has an electrically operated soft top, auxiliary heating, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated multifunction steering wheel. Now out of production, prices of these rare yet highly desirable vehicles is increasing, with the final edition G500 now commanding over £250,000. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and literature pack, this is the ideal vehicle to park on the quayside in St.Tropez.