|MAYBACH G650 LAUNDALET||2018||292142|
|VIN (FIN FOR US MODELS)|
|VIN FOR US MODELS||WDCYCE7F4JX292142|
|29 SEP 2019||For sale||Advertisement||0|
|28 APR 2020||Added to archive||Car added to G-Archiv||?|
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2018 MERCEDES-BENZ G650 MAYBACH LANDAULET
CHASSIS NO. WDCYCE7F4JX292142
•One of only 99 made
•Delivered new to Kuwait
•Unused and in 'as new' condition
•Registered in Kuwait
- Introduced as long ago as 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class 'Geländewagen' (cross-country vehicle) was the result of a joint venture with Steyr-Daimler-Puch of Austria, a firm with considerable experience in developing four-wheel-drive systems for off-road vehicles. Its purposeful appearance – fundamentally unchanged throughout its life – and engineering excellence has secured the 'G-Wagen' cult status and earned it a reputation as one of the most coveted of classic 4x4s.
Taking its cue from the rival Land Rover, the early G-Wagen was not luxurious by any means, featuring manually wound windows and fabric upholstery, but soon established a reputation for being able to traverse the most challenging terrain. This capability was emphatically demonstrated in 1983 when a 280 GE crewed by Jacky Ickx and Claude Brasseur won what is arguably the toughest off-road event in the world: the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Early G-Wagens were powered by a variety of four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, while three body styles were available: two-door hardtop, two-door convertible, and long-wheelbase four-door station wagon. For 1991 a revised (Type 463) chassis was introduced, incorporating the very latest in off-road traction technology in the form of three electronically engaged differentials in addition to anti-lock brakes. Cabin comfort had been improved in the late 1980s, but by the early 1990s Mercedes-Benz had recognised the growing market of 4x4 owners who valued style, luxury and power above ultimate off-road capability, and in 1993 introduced the limited-edition 500 GE, a V8-powered model that took the G-Wagen into Range Rover territory. Although it lacked the front locking differential, only needed for the toughest going, the 500 GE came with 240bhp on tap and a luxurious interior trimmed in burr walnut veneer and fine quality leather, which is just what its target market demanded.
After two years in production the 500 GE disappeared from the range, returning in 1998 as the G500, again powered by a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine. As with many of Mercedes-Benz's top-of-the-range models, there was also a high-performance (354bhp) version built by long-time collaborators AMG - the G 55 - which rapidly became the 4x4 of choice for many celebrities.
There have been countless updates to the Type 463 since then and a host of special and limited edition variants released, one of the most recent being the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, announced in 2017. Mercedes had revived the moribund Maybach marque back in 1997 for a brace of luxury saloons based on the S-Class platform, and the G 650 Landaulet was the first SUV released under the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. It is based on a lengthened G500 platform, featuring a folding fabric roof at the rear that gives the model its name. The G 650 retains the G 500's running gear but with suspension redesigned for extra comfort, while lifting the bonnet reveals essentially the same AMG-tuned twin-turbocharged V12 engine as found in the G 65 AMG, though with more power (630bhp) in its new home. Production of the G 650 Landaulet was limited to only 99 units, making it one of the most exclusive Mercedes products of recent times.
Representing possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of these rare and super-exclusive luxury 4x4s, this Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet has not been used and is presented in 'as new' condition. Delivered new to Kuwait, the car is offered with a Kuwait Registration Card.
VAT, Car Tax and Customs Duty at the standard rates will be payable on this Lot if the car remains in Switzerland.
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2018 MERCEDES-BENZ G650 MAYBACH LANDAULET
29 Sep 2019, 14:00 CEST
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