G500 SWB

6 replies [Last post]
markhowes
markhowes's picture
Offline
Joined: 15.01.2014
GWOA Groups: Members

Looks lovely and very rare - but that's an awful lot of money.

And, would you have to pay taxes on top of that to bring it into the UK mainland?

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C929080

 

Arnie
Arnie's picture
Offline
Joined: 12.04.2004
Location: London
GWOA Groups: Committee, Members
Re: G500 SWB

Very nice indeed.

I think generally prices are going up for all models. Around where I live, for many years there was just me an another guy in the neighbourhood.. Now there are several - new ones (G350 CDi, G63AMg etc). So, popularity seems to be increasing and this must inevitably also push up prices of used ones.

 

prwales
prwales's picture
Offline
Joined: 30.05.2007
Location: West Glamorgan
GWOA Groups: Members
Re: G500 SWB

The monster engined G Wagens to me are ridiculous, you don't need such power in a high brick shaped vehicle that can't corner, these trucks were designed for a purpose and it wasn't to go fastdevil

Arnie
Arnie's picture
Offline
Joined: 12.04.2004
Location: London
GWOA Groups: Committee, Members
Re: G500 SWB

That' s true. (I really love my old W460, 300GD.)

They require too many compromises making the suspension uncomfortable and at the same time killing off any off-road ability. If you want a fast and comfortable Mercedes, get an AMG saloon. It will be cheaper, too.


All the army ones are/were 240GDs and they do all right, even in the Alps.

 

 

g wagon g
g wagon g's picture
Offline
Joined: 21.04.2014
Location: uk
GWOA Groups: Members
Re: G500 SWB

Thats the g wagon of my dreams

My favorite colour

Favorite engine

 Short wheel base

Just the ticket but at that price i would buy a new lwb with the extras

Spider1V
Spider1V's picture
Offline
Joined: 21.10.2007
Location: Beaconsfield, Bucks
GWOA Groups: Members
Re: G500 SWB

Was that Aero94's old truck?

I know they are rare, but at that price? I disagree with PRW comment on why the large engine? Found my 500 was enough power, with the coopers on, would corner better than most - the only issue was the MPG.

The SWB RHD 1998 convertible is still up for sale, a bargain at £120K ! - Makes JK's G63 he is selling a bargain at £94K.


laugh

Spider1V

 

 

markhowes
markhowes's picture
Offline
Joined: 15.01.2014
GWOA Groups: Members
Re: G500 SWB

Ah, how the other half live?

Those that describe £94k and £120k motor vehicles as bargains cheeky