Early RHD G55 AMG's Spotted

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Two very rare G55 AMG's in RHD have popped up for sale

One in Obsidian black mettalic and one in Tecktite grey both seem to have the later China front Bumpers LOL

A bit PRICEY for the age but again these are from a time when these would have cost a Fortune new as these were not produced in high numbers at the time!

Enjoy

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-MERCEDES-G55-AMG-RHD-5-5L-V8-G63-BODY-KI...

 

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104091183732?make=MERCEDES-B...

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Hi Gooch.

Well, one very much more expensive than the other!

Re the grey one, are those original format front seats (with the centre front inserts)? Hard to imagine what the benefit of those is.

Grey so much more prefereable (to me, anyway) - but not a fan of red or red accented seats.

 

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Re: Early RHD G55 AMG's Spotted

I like the Autotrader grey one too.  Those seats are custom fitted for sure - not too keen on the front ones.  Maybe they are to keep you in place with the G55 acceleration!  I would probably junk the spoiler too.

Price is what you are prepared to pay to get one. I'd say its about right if there are no known issues. Definitely a contender.

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Jdring wrote:

I like the Autotrader grey one too.  Those seats are custom fitted for sure - not too keen on the front ones.  Maybe they are to keep you in place with the G55 acceleration!  I would probably junk the spoiler too.

Price is what you are prepared to pay to get one. I'd say its about right if there are no known issues. Definitely a contender.

 

Hi mate, You know the Black one was recently for sale at local garage for £39.995 !

 

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markhowes wrote:

Hi Gooch.

Well, one very much more expensive than the other!

Re the grey one, are those original format front seats (with the centre front inserts)? Hard to imagine what the benefit of those is.

Grey so much more prefereable (to me, anyway) - but not a fan of red or red accented seats.

 

Hi Buddy yeah true! Its a bit too much really I prefer the normal seats. I think they would hurt your back after a 2 hour Journey!

Do you remeber when G-wagen in Caversham used to have these for a whopping £100 k + for 2nd or 3rd hand ones in 2008/09...Its mad!

Good all Max Macarthur those were the days! 

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"Maybe they are to keep you in place with the G55 acceleration!"

I was more concerned about the possible effects if you should slam on the brakes cheeky

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markhowes wrote:

"Maybe they are to keep you in place with the G55 acceleration!"

I was more concerned about the possible effects if you should slam on the brakes cheeky

Ouch that would hurt!

The thing is are these really worth over £40k now even in RHD?

The 2010-12's G63 RHD have come down near £47k onwards, you see them now and again

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Nice looking things.

I wonder how much to restore either car to OE?

 

 

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55palfers wrote:

Nice looking things.

I wonder how much to restore either car to OE?

 

 

Hi Mike hope your well

I think it would cost a bit from wheels to correct bumpers, seats. They should try to leave them more OE style

The guy with the black g55 only recenly ought this for £38-39k and wants £55k lol

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No shortage of chancers selling cars at the moment!!

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I agree, the asking prices are hopeless, the 2011 model is basically the same car with more power, nicer dashboard and upgraded infotainment system; the 2006 wheels however were spot on.