Lot 265 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon AMG
|Odometer reading||41,995 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £45,846|
- Low mileage
- Stunning example
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.
Originally registered on 29th September 1997, this long wheelbase, petrol engine, G-Wagon presents exceedingly well. Clearly a very well looked after example, the dark green coachwork is virtually unmarked, and the cream leather interior shows no significant signs of wear and is unblemished. We are advised she drives as good as she looks, and the engine certainly sounds great. This highly desirable Mercedes-Benz is fitted with the additional seats to the rear, making this a nine-seat version. Supplied with the original owner’s manual and maintenance booklet, together with two sets of keys, previous service receipts, a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 21st February 2023, this utility vehicle is fitted with automatic transmission, side steps, towbar and still has the original phone handsets fitted. Offering versatility, reliability and prestige all in one, this G-Wagon is one of the best we have seen.
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