“Gaelic” which is not a Mercedes: sold very rare G-Class

“Gaelic” which is not a Mercedes: sold very rare G-Class


RM auction house Sotheby’s auctioned a very rare Puch 500 GE, which exists in only three copies. It was released in Austria under the name Puch in 1993.

The production of modern G-Class is manufactured at the capacities of the factory Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Graz in Austria. However, until 1999, the SUV went off the Assembly line of this company do not only with logos Mercedes-Benz Puch. The latter were relatively few, about 10 percent of total output.

For sale, a car like one of those, and he belongs to a rare lineup of 500 GE – three SUV was a badge Puch. This instance is in the color Metallic Amethystblau intended to conduct journalistic test drives, so it had to be on the covers of many automotive magazines of the 90-ies.


In the list of equipment specified heated front seats, cruise control and sunroof with electric drive. In motion 2370-pound SUV leads a five-liter M117 engine with a power of 237 horsepower. It ensures acceleration from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 175 kilometers per hour.

Mileage Puch 500 GE is 162 992 kilometers. As a bonus, its future owner will receive a package of documents confirming its origin. Auction will be held in German Essen in the second half of June.

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