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The Heuliez Intruder Concept Is Weird But Likable

With true off-road potential, the one-off Heuliez Intruder Concept can be yours for $225,000.


  • No, it’s not new but you can buy it.

  • It was built by French coachbuilder Heuliez and unveiled at the 1996 Paris Motor Show.

  • It is based on a Mercedes-Benz G320, yes a G-Class.


This absolutely unique vehicle, based on a Mercedes-Benz SUV, was a concept presented by French coachbuilder Heuliez in 1996, well ahead of the trendy drop-top SUVs like the Range Rover Evoque Cabrio. This is the Heuliez Intruder Concept.

1996 Heuliez Intruder Concept | Photo: DK Engineering

And if you’re in the right state of mind, that is owning a convertible with a Mercedes-Benz SLK-inspired body Mercedes-Benz G320, and have £174,995 or about $225,000 US to spare, this one-off concept can be yours. And you can be quite certain that it will always be unique.

The Heuliez Intruder Concept is built upon the G-Class’ chassis and is powered by a 3.2-litre 6-cylinder engine that is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It could be said that the Intruder gets its name from the fact that it is equipped with the G320’s locking differentials. On top of it all, the vehicle incorporates the fully-electric folding roof mechanism similar to the of the Mercedes-Benz SLK.

1996 Heuliez Intruder Concept | Photo: DK Engineering

The Heuliez Intruder Concept is offered for sale by DK Engineering. Considering that a €280,000 ($325,000 US) comprehensive restoration (mechanical and cosmetics) has just been completed on the vehicle, the asking price is a bargain.

1996 Heuliez Intruder Concept | Photo: DK Engineering
1996 Heuliez Intruder Concept | Photo: DK Engineering
1996 Heuliez Intruder Concept | Photo: DK Engineering
1996 Heuliez Intruder Concept | Photo: DK Engineering
1996 Heuliez Intruder Concept | Photo: DK Engineering
1996 Heuliez Intruder Concept | Photo: DK Engineering

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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