Before losing its roof, this G-Class stopped by Brabus for some upgrades.

It’s safe to say the G-Class has been an interesting vehicle ever since its inception at the end of the 1970s. Throughout the years, a plethora of derivatives were launched, but the more recent ones are perhaps the craziest. There was the downright bonkers G63 6x6 and it went on to spawn a more docile G500 4x42. Serving as a last hurrah for the W463 series, the opulent G650 Landaulet badged as a Mercedes-Maybach was a more luxurious take on the G-Class recipe.

This heavily customized G is what happens when you merge a Brabus-tuned G500 4x42 with the Landaulet. While it may not be nearly as fancy as the original Maybach model, it’s still a sight to behold. The team behind this project did more than simply chop off the SUV’s roof. For example, custom-made fully electric and reclining rear seats were installed further back to free up more legroom compared to the standard model while retaining the standard wheelbase.

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While the genuine Landaulet was significantly stretched between the two axles and got the seats of an S-Class, this G500 4x42 has the standard wheelbase and very little cargo space since the custom seats have been pushed towards the rear. A new carpet had to be installed, along with a reworked headliner, new side paneling, and a lot of Alcantara.

It took about six months to complete the transformation, and while there’s no soft top for the time being, a clip-on fabric roof might be added later on should the vehicle’s owner want it. For now, he’s having a lot of fun with his modified G-Class.

As you may recall, this is not the only G500 4x42 to lose its roof taking into account professional skier Jon Olsson also transformed his high-riding G into a convertible, adding marine-grade teak decking in the back while chopping off the side and rear pillars.

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Gallery: Mercedes G500 4x4 Landaulet