Last week I checked out a really cool short wheel base right hand drive G500 in the UK and explained that you can basically have a G-Wagen any way you want it. Well, today’s G is another way get your kicks and if you haven’t noticed, this one is quite a bit longer than the last G I checked out. This is a 2005 G55 AMG that has been stretched and of course, updated with the G63 bumpers, wheels and badges that seems to be all the rage now. The stretching sadly wasn’t a factory job and because of that I’m going to stop short of calling it a true Pullman and instead go with the more tradition term of limousine. Although this stretching job looks really well done, I do have a couple of questions and one big red flag.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Limousine on eBay
Model: G55 AMG
Engine: 5.4 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 92,610 mi
Price: $64,500 Buy It Now
ONE OF ITS KIND STRETCHED LIMO VIP. THIS G WAGON IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION IN BROOKLYN NY. 2013 G63 RESTYLING. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BUYING IT YOU ARE WELCOMED TO INSPECT IT IN PERSON AND I AM WILLING TO TAKE IT TO ANY SHOP IN THE AREA FOR INSPECTION. PRICED FOR QUICK SALE SO DON’T MISS IT. NYS TITLE IS AVAILABLE. CLEAN CARFAX. PLEASE INSPECT THE TRUCK BEFORE COMMITTING TO PURCHASE . THIS TRUCK IS IN EXCEPTIONAL MECHANICAL CONDITION AND LOOKS MUCH BETTER THAN IN THE PICTURES. LIST OF OPTIONS IS TOO LONG TO LIST. WAS OWNED BY ONE OWNER AND NEVER USED COMMERCIAL. WILL BE SOLD TO FIRST REASONABLE BUYER. DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. I CAN BE REACHED AT 3475176187. DANNY
First off, I am 99.9% sure that this G55 was exported to Russia, lived there for a while, then was re-imported back to New York. This was for sure sold in the US originally and my guess is that all this work was completed after it landed in Russia. The biggest give away is that the front and rear bumpers are setup for European sized plates and not the standard rectangle plates we are used to normally seeing. This is going to be a problem for US buyers unless they get aggressive with a good drill. Another odd this about this G-Wagen is the thick black bezel around the windshield and front windows. I’ve never seen windows like this on G before but if you told me this was some kind of reinforced glass, I wouldn’t call you crazy.
As for the actual limo conversion, the work looks fairly well done, but I personally hate stuff like this. If you are going to do a limo job, try to use as much OEM stuff as possible. Putting a punch of generic interior parts next to the OEM Mercedes stuff looks out-of-place and just plain odd. Spend the extra few thousand dollars to make sure all the seats match as well the door panels and carpeting. To top it all off, I can’t think of a worse use of space than a giant piece of fake wood used to hold champagne glasses that you’ll never have inside this thing. Just put another seat in there, it is far more useful.
Any way you slice it, building a limousine is a losing proposition. $65,000 isn’t too insane for this one because it still is a G55 AMG at the end of the day, but it is about $20,000 more than what you would pay if this wasn’t a limo. I don’t think this seller will have a hard time finding a buyer given it’s location of Brooklyn, but I hope whoever buys it doesn’t live on a tight street or basically anywhere near New York City.