AMG G63 6X6 G-Wagen Finds a New Home for $1.4 Million
Barrett-Jackson auction for Mercedes-AMG’s wildest creation fetches a crazy price to match.
By now, the all-new G-Wagen is universally acknowledged as great. It’s bigger, lighter, and quicker than the outgoing model. And it’s tougher than just about anything else on – and off – the road. In these heady early days of the new truck, some superlatives are even being thrown around. Greatest? Best? Please. We’re not knocking the new G-Wagen here. We just need to remind people that the 2013-2015 AMG G63 6X6 is a thing. It is, of course, absolutely bonkers, and by axle count alone, it’s the greatest G-Wagen ever. For further proof, someone just paid $1.4 million for the privilege of owning one.
A cool $1.4 mil is no small chunk of change for a five-year-old Mercedes. But then, this is no ordinary Mercedes. The 6X6, a showcase auction at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, is as close to new as you’re going to get. With a mere 965 miles on the clock, it was brought to the U.S. (they weren’t sold new here) on a Show and Display exemption.
The truck is finished in white with a sumptuous black and white leather interior accented with red stitching. It has the 5.5-liter, 535-horse twin turbo V8, and it sends power to all six wheels via portal axles and has five locking differentials. And it has a bed big enough to haul plywood in – if that’s your thing. Barrett Jackson calls it “It is the most effortlessly superior and extravagant off-roader ever to be developed and built by engineers,” which, well, we can’t really argue with.
There are plenty of opulent cars for the mega-rich out there. And there are plenty of flashy ways to spend a fortune. But only Mercedes could make something so over-the-top that’s also incredibly versatile. Yes, this 6X6 will be valet parked in front of every restaurant it ever drives to forever. But it can also probably carry you and three lucky passengers across the Sahara in complete comfort. In short, it’s G-Wagen perfection.
We don’t know anything about the buyer, or even if it’ll stay in the U.S. But we sure hope that they put all those locking diffs to use every now and again.