Lot 192 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 GE
|Odometer reading||110,200 miles|
|Result||Sold - £44,800|
- Huge amounts of money spent including £16,500 in 2021
- In very good order throughout
- Sizeable history file
If your idea of G-Class ownership doesn’t involve oversized wheels, aftermarket body kits, or even a 5.5 litre fire-breather of an engine, but rather the original styling and everyday usability, this 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 GE must be considered. It has nine previous keepers, a little over 100,000 miles on the clock, and custom registration ‘G20 WAG’. Its blue bodywork further cements the understated styling and the grey interior is similar to what you’d find in a standard Mercedes-Benz saloon from that era.
First registered in April 1991, over three decades ago, this example is powered by a three litre straight-six engine mated to an automatic gearbox. The dark blue colour scheme seems to be a great choice, and the paintwork is in good order. G20 WAG has done a little over a hundred thousand miles, and through the MoT records and its visual condition, it is clear that the underside bits have stood the tests of time and use. Currently with its ninth owner the odometer reads 110,200 miles and it is reported that it runs and drives very well indeed. Previously owned by the CEO of Howdens Kitchens the car resided in Scotland where it was maintained regardless of cost. £14,500 was spent on a complete retrim in grey leather as well as the respray in the blue paintwork you see today. The current vendor purchased the car in 2021 and drove the G-Wagon from Scotland to London before treating the 300 GE to a no expense spared service and maintenance program with Edward Hall Mercedes-Benz specialists costing circa £16,500! The work included a new head gasket, fuel lines, the underside was treated and undersealed, new alloy wheels, new all-terrain tyres and new side steps.
The history file accompanying the car includes the original toolbox, many previous MoT test certificates, sundry bills including invoice's totalling circa £14,000 for interior retrimming and an overhaul and the more recent invoice for £16,500. Other works include £2,000 spent in 2010, the UK registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until April 2024. Offered with its private and fitting registration number, this is a superb opportunity to acquire a sound 300 GE!
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