Sad day - My G55 AMG is for sale

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Stuckmojo
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Hi all, 

due to a job change and long commute I have finally come to terms with having to sell my G. I am gutted but I hope it goes to a good home. 

No mysteries on condition or provenance, you can find all my posts here on import - issues - use etc. 

Ad is here 

https://www.gumtree.com/p/mercedes-benz/g-wagen-amg-g55-500hp-imported-lhd-g63-upgrade-quilted-interior-ultra-rare-cubanite-silver/1327058171

Let me know if interested or if you know someone who is. Cheers, Ric

07910130954

 

 

Key Facts - Genuine AMG G55 Supercharged - 500 hp. 
• 2008 model 
• Estate 
• 103500 miles 
• Automatic 
• 5.4L 
• Petrol 
Only one in UK in Cubanite Silver. Build date Apr 2007. 2 keys plus 2 key blades for access. My car since Nov 2015, bought in Dubai and used there before importing it. 

Lived most of its life in dry climate with absolutely immaculate underside - no corrosion/rust. Serviced by Silber Arrows in Dubai and Saluki Motorsports, highly renowned specialists. Serviced by Staithes Garage in UK. Quilted interior and G63 bumpers with DRL and AMG updated wheels. comes with bullbar as original but blanking plates for clear look are included. Very tidy bodywork. 

Selling due to long commutes in the near future. Dealer bids welcome. No time wasters-tyre kickers as it's not an urgent sale. Thanks for reading. 

. 2 Owners, Part service history, Next MOT due on 17/10/2019. SILVER, £47500 
This car comes with 
Electric windows, Air conditioning, Satellite navigation, Parking aid, DVD, MP3 player, CD player, Leather trim, Heated seats, Height adjustable driver's seat, Height adjustable passenger seat, Folding rear seats, Alloy wheels, Power steering, Steering wheel rake adjustment, Cruise control, Central locking, Alarm, Immobiliser, Driver's airbags, Electric sunroof, Metallic paint, Spare wheel

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Thats a shame, looks really nice.

At that price i'm sure it will go fast.

 

Regards

GB

 

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lovely

is it supposed to be  £4k more on here than on Gumtree ?

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tiny wrote:

lovely

is it supposed to be  £4k more on here than on Gumtree ?

 

oh yea just noticed that !

ha ha lol 

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Stuckmojo wrote:

Hi all, 

due to a job change and long commute I have finally come to terms with having to sell my G. I am gutted but I hope it goes to a good home. 

No mysteries on condition or provenance, you can find all my posts here on import - issues - use etc. 

Ad is here 

https://www.gumtree.com/p/mercedes-benz/g-wagen-amg-g55-500hp-imported-lhd-g63-upgrade-quilted-interior-ultra-rare-cubanite-silver/1327058171

Let me know if interested or if you know someone who is. Cheers, Ric

07910130954

 

 

Key Facts - Genuine AMG G55 Supercharged - 500 hp. 
• 2008 model 
• Estate 
• 103500 miles 
• Automatic 
• 5.4L 
• Petrol 
Only one in UK in Cubanite Silver. Build date Apr 2007. 2 keys plus 2 key blades for access. My car since Nov 2015, bought in Dubai and used there before importing it. 

Lived most of its life in dry climate with absolutely immaculate underside - no corrosion/rust. Serviced by Silber Arrows in Dubai and Saluki Motorsports, highly renowned specialists. Serviced by Staithes Garage in UK. Quilted interior and G63 bumpers with DRL and AMG updated wheels. comes with bullbar as original but blanking plates for clear look are included. Very tidy bodywork. 

Selling due to long commutes in the near future. Dealer bids welcome. No time wasters-tyre kickers as it's not an urgent sale. Thanks for reading. 

. 2 Owners, Part service history, Next MOT due on 17/10/2019. SILVER, £43500 
This car comes with 
Electric windows, Air conditioning, Satellite navigation, Parking aid, DVD, MP3 player, CD player, Leather trim, Heated seats, Height adjustable driver's seat, Height adjustable passenger seat, Folding rear seats, Alloy wheels, Power steering, Steering wheel rake adjustment, Cruise control, Central locking, Alarm, Immobiliser, Driver's airbags, Electric sunroof, Metallic paint, Spare wheel

 

you're right - £43500 is my sale price - brain activity disengaged for a while. Sorry for causing confusion. 

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Interior on the G55 looks amazing.

What you getting next ?

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gooch wrote:

Interior on the G55 looks amazing.

What you getting next ?

I am dreading to tell you....

 

 

Tesla. crying  (free supercharging forever means free long commute vs 16 MPG  on motorway at nun's speed with the G). 

 

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A diesel with a 606a fitted will get you 25, and you dont need to destroy half of the Congo to make its batterywink

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prwales wrote:

A diesel with a 606a fitted will get you 25, and you dont need to destroy half of the Congo to make its batterywink

True. But 25 isn't going to cut it. I need 50MPG for a 400 mile x week requirement from April. 

I am still thinking of keeping the G and buying a diesel shed to do the commute. Something like a 520 d. 

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that would do it, and a limited mileage policy for the G wagen

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lpg ?

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prwales wrote:

that would do it, and a limited mileage policy for the G wagen

 

Yes, that might be an option. Insurance is steep now. I have a few weeks to ponder what to do. On LPG, I see the logic but not sure I want to lose luggage space and start modifying the engine. If it were the smaller petrol engine, I'd possibly do it. 

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Not sure you would have to modify the engine to convert to lpg - although you would have to have new injection holes drilled for the gas injectors. The lpg tank could go underneath if you reduce the size of the petrol tank.

You'd have to calculate how long it would take to recoup the conversion costs probably around £2500

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So, a few months later I still have the G55 and I'm using an old BMW Alpina D3 as mile muncher. 

Given the lack of use the G has to go. I will service it in the next couple of weeks and then move it on. 

If anyone is interested or know someone who might be, please contact me or share contacts. 

 

Thanks again

 

Ric

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Come to the 40th anniversary and stick for sale sign on it maybe get some interest?

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Updated. Price now £39500. Let me know if interested. Happy to pay for referral at 1% of sale price. 

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Looks great.  Great colour and interior.

I have to get myself one of those bootliners too.

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Jdring wrote:

Looks great.  Great colour and interior.

I have to get myself one of those bootliners too.

Boot liner was a great thing to have when carrying stuff and kept the carpet clean underneath. Car is still for sale at reduced price if anyone is interested or knows a potential buyer.