Lot 266 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz G Wagon 300GD
|Sold - £21,508
- Just two former keepers
- Short wheelbase example
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
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 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 wheel arches. For 1985, differential locks, central door locking and a tachometer became standard.
This Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon was first registered on 24th April 1989 and has been very well cared for throughout its 30 years on the road with the V5C indicating just two former keepers. The 2998cc diesel engine is a very robust unit and we are advised she drives very well. Offered in a desirable colour combination, the Astral Silver coachwork is in good order and the grey checked interior is virtually unmarked. Within the history file is a copy of the options list from Mercedes-Benz Club which details that this car was heavily optioned from new when supplied to the UK. Offered with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until June 2021. Given the modest estimate, this very desirable G-Wagon certainly offers excellent value for money.
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