Up for auction at no reserve is this 2003 Mercedes-Benz W463 G500 finished in Everest Green Metallic over a black leather interior. Produced from 1990-2018, the W463 G-Class has become known the world over as one of the most luxurious and capable 4x4s of all time. This 2003 G500 was acquired by the current owner in 2017 at approximately 22k miles and has since received an upgraded front axle, a rebuilt transfer case, a new steering box, new brakes, and much more. Now showing just over 36k miles on the odometer, this G500 is being offered for auction by its second owner out of Massachusetts.
The exterior of this G500 is finished in the rarely seen color of Everest Green Metallic (6816) and features custom bronze and gold pinstriping, a body-colored spare wheel cover with chrome trim, chrome taillight guards, a hitch receiver, headlight washers, chrome-trimmed running boards, and tinted windows. The seller describes the exterior to be in very good condition and notes the undercarriage to have been treated annually with Fluid Film undercoating. Following moderate damage to the front right-side 2019, the vehicle was repaired with a replacement OEM fender, bumper, and headlight. It was also fitted with a new GTR-style front grille as well as updated 2008-model fog lights, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a CARFAX report showing a “total loss” declared by an insurance company. The original 18” silver alloy wheels are wrapped in Yokohama Geolander H/T tires showing date codes from 2019.
The cabin is upholstered in black leather with burl wood trim on the dashboard, steering wheel, and door panels. Amenities include a power sunroof, cruise control, and heated power-adjustable front seats with memory function. The seller has fitted an Alpine-ILX107 double-din head unit, a reverse camera, a custom rear storage box, and has also replaced the driver’s seat belt, steering wheel airbag, power seat and window regulators, HVAC controls, various switches, inner door handles, and the headlight washer pump. The seller notes a “transfer case in neutral” message when the transfer case is in high gear, although the system has been checked and found to be in proper working order.
This G500 is powered by an M113 5.0L V8 engine which was factory rated at 292 HP and 336 lb.-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission and a full-time all-wheel-drive system with locking front, center, and rear differentials. The seller reports that the vehicle has been maintained according to factory service intervals throughout their ownership. The CARFAX report shows a consistent history of service at Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan up until 2015, and the seller reports to have rebuilt the transfer case, replaced the brakes and brake lines, shocks, drive belt, tensioners, and steering box throughout the course of their ownership. The front axle has also been upgraded and reinforced using parts from GFG of Germany. This G500 also remains covered by a transferrable Endurance Select Premier Extended Vehicle Coverage Plan until December 2022. Service records are provided for reference in the gallery.
This sale will include owner's manuals, service records, one master key, and a clean title. Offered at no reserve, this G500 presents an opportunity that is not to be missed.