Lot 219 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||44,522 miles|
|Result||Sold - £118,720|
- Rare 5.0 V8 Cabriolet
- Low mileage example
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagen, short for Geländewagen (or cross-country vehicle), is a four-wheel drive vehicle/sport utility vehicle 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', and to use on the Paris-Dakar Rally, 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 2007, this Mercedes-Benz came to the UK in 2017 and was registered on 18th September. These superbly built machines combine the best of both worlds-high technology and reliability with a utilitarian 4x4 off-roader. Finished in black with matching black leather trim, the car has an electrically operated soft top, two sets of keys and has been serviced recently by Mercedes-Benz Norwich. Now out of production, prices of these rare yet highly desirable vehicles are increasing, with the final edition G500 now commanding over £250,000. Our vendor had this G-Wagen in Spain at his second residence until earlier this year and highlights how it was ideal being left hand drive and not only practical, powerful, but also a great looking coastal cruiser. 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.
Interested parties should note that the private registration plate shown is to be retained by the vendor and a new, age-related registration issued instead.
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