Lot 211 - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 280GE
|Engine Number||110 994 22 003 944|
|Odometer reading||110,000 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,280|
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 vehicles in their 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.
First registered on 14th November 1990 and offered in black with the original tartan grey Mercedes trim, this desirable long wheelbase 280GE with the 2.8 litre petrol engine is mated to a recently serviced automatic transmission. This example also boasts a ‘jump seat’ to the rear so in total it has space for six passengers. Featuring a recent service which included new front brake pads, this Mercedes is offered with the original owner’s manual, a raft of receipts and service invoices coupled to historic MoT test certificates. This 280GE boasts just four previous owners and an MoT test certificate valid until June 2022.
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