Lot 331 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300GD ' G-Wagon'
|Odometer reading||143,000 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,280|
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagon, short for Geländewagen, (or cross-country vehicle), is characterised by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It uses two fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature. The G-Class is still in production and is one of the longest produced Mercedes-Benz in Daimler's history with a span of 32 years. The G-class was developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by the Shah of Iran and offered as a civilian version in 1979. The first major refinements were introduced in 1981, including an automatic transmission, air conditioning, an auxiliary fuel tank, protective headlamp grilles and a cable winch. Fuel injection became available in 1982, when the 230 GE was introduced in Turin, along with more comfortable and supportive front seats, auxiliary heating, wider tires and fender flares. For 1985, differential locks, central door locking and a tachometer become standard.
This tidy example of the more classic G-Wagon has just had some time and love spent on it including a full re-paint and one year MoT test certificate. It is additionally rare as it uses an automatic gearbox mated to its three litre diesel engine. It comes complete with its original first aid kit, a cd/radio and spare wheel. With five belted seats, this handsome four-wheel drive classic is well priced.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.