Lot 284 - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300GD G-Wagon
|Odometer reading||110,900 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagon, short for Geländewagen, (cross-country vehicle) is characterised by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It uses three 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. It 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 grills and a cable winch. Fuel injection became available in 1982 when the 230GE was introduced in Turin, along with more comfortable and supportive front seats, auxiliary heating, wider tyres and fender flares. For 1985, differential locks, central door locking and a tachometer become standard.
This Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon was first registered on 6th December 1990 and has been very well cared for throughout its 25 years on the road. The 2,998cc diesel engine is a very robust unit and we are advised she drives exceedingly well. The grey coachwork is in good order and the beige checked interior is virtually unmarked. The car has been serviced recently and a new exhaust system fitted. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 17th February 2016, given the modest estimate, this G-Wagon certainly offers excellent value for money.
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