Jon Olsson adds a top to his monster 850hp G500

For those of you unaware, Jon Olsson is an amazing skier. He’s done well on two planks, and now lives his best life. And he chronicles his adventures on his YouTube channel. Along the way, Olsson has seen some amazing vehicles flow in and out of his garage. Be they storage box-topped Lamborghinis or street-legal Radical race cars, Olsson is having a blast. One of my favorites in his fleet, however, is his Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4².

Dubbed Lord Hans, this jacked up G-Class has seen its fair share of modifications. It all started when the truck was transformed mechanically. The engine output was raised significantly, lots of aux lighting was added, and adventures were undertaken. A problem arose, however, as Olsson’s parking situations in and around his Monaco home weren’t conducive to accepting Lord Hans… so he chopped the roof off.

Teak decking was added. The interior was reworked. Olsson built himself a G500 Roadster, and it was spectacular. Now though, he’s come to realize that a top is a “nice to have” feature. So one has been created, and it looks fantastic on the truck. Say hello to the third iteration of Lord Hans.

The fun part of all this is that Olsson actually takes the thing out and gets it wet and dirty. This is his daily driver in a city filled with some of the most expensive machines on the planet. And this Benz truck stands above most of them, quite literally in fact.

In a world where most examples of the G-Class are condemned to a live on the pavement, Olsson should be celebrated for putting his to great use. He’s having fun and he’s taking Lord Hans out for good times.

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5 responses to “Jon Olsson adds a top to his monster 850hp G500”

  1. Maymar Avatar

    Never would have thought I’d be interested to watch a video about a G-wagen in Monaco (I’m not sure if it being a 4×4^2 makes it more or less weird), but here we are. Neat!

    Going roofless and the yacht-esque rear deck are definitely solid, location-appropriate add-ons though.

    1. crank_case Avatar

      Probably makes it easier to maneuver around narrow streets over the 6×6 version anyway.

    2. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Yes I totally agree. This should be the type of person we dislike because he lives a life we can only dream about… but he actually comes across as a fun-loving dude who knows he has it good, and enjoys himself. And he’s turned that G-wagen into something amazing.

  2. crank_case Avatar

    I guess you could say he’s a very Hans on owner

    *gets coat*

  3. HuntRhymesWith Avatar

    Very cool. But what’s up with the cooling fans preparing to enter a low-earth orbit during the parking garage scene? They’re wearing hoodies so it can’t be that hot out. Classic teutonic cooling systems I guess.

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