Lot 191 - 1998 Mercedes-Benz G320 Cabriolet

Lot 191 - 1998 Mercedes-Benz G320 Cabriolet

Lot 191 - 1998 Mercedes-Benz G320 Cabriolet

Lot Number 191
Registration R701 KAW
Chassis Number WDB46320917112027
Odometer reading 114,692 miles
Estimate £80,000 - £95,000
Result Sold - £96,220
  • Brabus upgrades
  • Re-upholstered front seats
  • Well maintained

Introduced in 1990 as the civilian variant of the military W460, the W463 or Geländewagen, German for ‘terrain vehicle’ would, somewhat unexpectedly, become Mercedes-Benz’s first luxury SUV. In 1994, the ‘Geländewagen’ name was dropped, and the W463 officially became the ‘G-Class’ (though it is still commonly referred to as the ‘G-Wagen’ for short). Offered as a three-door short-wheelbase, two-door short-wheelbase cabriolet, or five-door long-wheelbase, production of the first-generation W463 G-Class would span nearly three decades, ceasing in 2018. Mercedes-Benz offered a wide array of engine, gearbox, and trim levels over the production life of the W463 G-Class. Of the more celebrated models are the cabriolets which combined the practicality of a rugged off-roader along with the refinement and luxury often associated with the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Sold new to the German market in 1998, this highly desirable G320 two-door short wheelbase Cabriolet had found its way to the sunnier climate of Mallorca by 2003. It resided there until the vendor spotted it whilst on holiday for sale with a dealership and immediately fell in love with the off-roader. He didn’t even try to haggle, (much to the dealer’s surprise), happily paying the full asking price. The previous owner in Mallorca had added genuine Brabus wheels, badges and exhaust giving the car enhanced curb appeal. A real head turner, the car enjoys lots of attention and admiring looks wherever it goes. The vendor imported the car to the UK in 2016 and has cherished it here ever since. It has always been serviced and maintained using genuine Mercedes-Benz parts and has always had anything required done immediately. The car was kept in storage over the winter period, (as it is every year), and this year has benefitted from having the wheels refurbished, the front seats re-covered and the hood serviced. Everything on the vehicle is reported to work perfectly, with it running and driving very well and is only now for sale to help fund a house purchase.

Supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate valid until February 2023, service history file, book pack and documentation of Majorcan ITV tests, (Spanish version of our MoT tests). Rarer than the G500 on the roads, the G320 cabriolet is a truly unique and attractive car, perfect for enjoying the coming Summer months.

 

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