Lot 234 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 280 GE G-Wagon

Lot 234 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 280 GE G-Wagon

Lot 234 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 280 GE G-Wagon

Lot Number 234
Registration F592 YJW
Chassis Number WDB46023327060870
Engine Number 11099422003630
Odometer reading 90,991 miles
Result Sold - £8,008
  • Recently recommissioned
  • A good original 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 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 230 GE 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.

This very original example is presented in metallic grey with cloth ‘Recaro’ interior and comes with automatic transmission, front grille mounted fog lights and a fitted tow bar. It had a ‘short’ engine replacement at 36,562 miles which is documented in the history file and the odometer is currently showing a mere 91,000 miles which is very low for a vehicle of its age. This iconic 4x4 was last used on the road in 2008 and has been dried stored ever since. This 280 GE has recently had light recommissioning which entailed new brakes, battery, alternator, fuel pump, new shock absorbers, the fuel tank refurbished and four new Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tyres. The interior is in nice condition with the added benefit of having the extra rear seats, therefore offering the nine-seat option which is extremely useful and electric windows to the front and rear. This Mercedes-Benz 280 GE is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2024, its original booklets, manuals, full set of overmats and a copy of its original data sheet. These 4x4 Mercedes-Benz have reached ‘cult’ status amongst enthusiasts.

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