Lot 114 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 280 GE

Lot 114 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 280 GE

Lot 114 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 280 GE

Lot Number 114
Registration F459 RBC
Chassis Number WDB46623227064014
Engine Number 11099422003839
Odometer reading 123,484 miles
Result Sold

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. 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 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 lovely example is presented in metallic grey with grey cloth interior and is powered by its 2.7 litre six cylinder engine mated to an automatic gearbox. It is an original matching number car with a history file containing service receipts for the last four years and has the original manual. This Mercedes was stored between 2007 and 2019 hence its lovely condition inside and out! The interior is in wonderful original condition even retaining its original dashboard. It comes with a valid MoT test certificate which expires in October 2023. These are great recreation vehicles still suited for the purpose they were built but also look smart and retro for special occasions.

 

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