We have mixed feelings about the G-Class here at Classic Driver. On one hand, it’s an undeniable automotive legend that represents the crème de la crème of 4x4s on the market. On the other, the AMG versions have somewhat diminished the G’s off-roading reputation as a result of their popularity among footballers, rappers, and urbanite moms, who share a penchant for 23-inch rims and bling. However, if there’s one variant we just absolutely adore, it’s the cabriolet, and this ultra-rare Mercedes G500 Cabriolet Final Edition coming up for auction at Broad Arrow Auctions’ Monterey Jet Center sale on August 18th is the best of them all.
Finished in a lovely shade of Indium Gray Metallic over Sand Designo leather, this is one of just 200 G500 Cabriolet Final Editions made, and with just over 15,000 miles on the clock, this example is still as fresh as can be. Powered by a 388 hp 5.5-litre V8, this G has more than adequate power for any summer road trips in your calendar, while the thicker sidewalls on this example’s tyres ensure this G500’s off-roading credentials remain unmatched.
Of course, the party piece for this G500 Cabriolet Final Edition is the Beige power-folding soft top, which matches the luxurious Designo leather interior. All this doesn’t come cheap, however, and this example’s estimate of between 500,000 and 600,000 dollars could buy you a fleet of lesser off-roaders. Though, considering this G500 Cabriolet’s rarity and modern classic status, there isn’t any other SUV we’d be seen in this summer.