Lot 232 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 280GE Long Wheelbase
|Odometer reading||108,625 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,040|
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. 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 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.
Initially supplied by Norman Bromley Ltd. and registered on 1st August 1988, this G-Wagon has been owned by the current keeper for over 20 years. Unlike a lot of G-Wagon’s, this vehicle has been exceedingly well look after and maintained with 17 stamps in the service book. Finished in Champagne Gold metallic and benefitting from a bare metal respray in August 2013, the beige and black interior is unmarked. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this five door G-Wagon is fitted with automatic transmission and offers versatility, reliability and prestige.
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