The famous auction house Bonhams will offer a new masterpiece of automotive engineering – The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet, one of only 99 built – at its Zoute auction on October 6th.
Bonhams is waiving its fees and returning proceeds of the sale to Laureus Sport for Good, a charity of which Mercedes-Benz is a global partner. The foundation focuses on helping children and young people overcome violence, discrimination and disadvantage through sport.
In the run up to the events surrounding the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX®, we just tell you here somewhat more about this unique SUV, and let you also enjoy the photos…
Hans Knol ten Bensel
This ultra-rare and very posh SUV was launched at the Geneva motor show, and by the time the show came to a close, all 99 had already been sold. This will be the first time that any of the vehicles made will come to public auction, making this an exceedingly rare opportunity to own one of the most impressive, luxurious and sought-after 4×4 vehicles ever created.
Bonhams expects the car to surpass its list price of €630,000 + VAT (payable in the country of import) as several hundred people registered their interest in the limited edition vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show.
Housing the powerful Mercedes AMG V12 biturbo engine, capable of producing 630bhp, this all-terrain vehicle is the perfect combination of performance and luxury. More than 5 meters long and 2 meters high, with a ground clearance of half a meter thanks to its portal axles, it is hard to imagine a terrain that would even begin to challenge the G 650.
The fierce, angular exterior belies the limousine-inspired luxury within. Fully reclining individual seats with heated massage settings and fold-out leather tables serve to create the most comfortable ride conceivable, whilst a panoramic canvas roof which opens at the touch of a button.
This foundation supports more than 100 programmes in 40 countries, all of which are addressing issues surrounding health, education, gender equality, inclusivity and conflict resolution.
As the very first G 650 Landaulet to come to public auction, this is a unique opportunity for those seeking to explore some of the world’s wildest terrain in unsurpassed luxury.
Hans Knol ten Bensel