Lot 220 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 280 GE G-Wagon
|Odometer reading||74,443 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagen, short for Geländewagen (or cross-country vehicle), is a four-wheel drive vehicle/sport utility vehicle and characterised by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It utilises three fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature. Originally developed as a military vehicle and offered as a civilian version in 1979, it proved so competent and popular that demand has ensured it is still in production today. Demand came from all over the world with such patronage as the Vatican and the, now famous, series of 'Popemobiles' to use on the Paris-Dakar Rally and many exploratory trips including one to Siberia, the worlds coldest region and driving a standard model travelling 19,000km without breakdown in temperatures as low as -63°F.
This genuine UK example Mercedes-Benz was originally registered in the UK on 17th March, 1986. The vendor has spent some significant sums of money recently on her, including refreshing the paintwork, a new set of wheels and tyres and AMG body panels. The interior has been re-trimmed in black leather including the door panels. A good history folder accompanies C380 KVS and the MoT certificates suggest the mileage of 74,443 is correct. Supplied with the original service books, a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 11th December 2017, this G-Wagon is a very good example of a highly desirable Mercedes-Benz.
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