Lot 261 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 230 GE
|Odometer reading||149,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £12,518|
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 over 40 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 example is presented in Sand coachwork with a tan cloth trim and was originally supplied on 1st March 1987. Supplied with the maintenance booklet, operating instructions and radio manual, this five-speed manual example of the 2.3 litre G-Wagon presents well. The interior is well kept for a 31 year old ‘utility’ car but perhaps this is indicative of the beginning of the luxury SUV market, with little use as compared to a traditional utilitarian vehicle. This G-Wagon is now reluctantly offered for sale due to the arrival of a new car.
Supplied with the V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until 3rd October 2024 and a history file including past MoT test certificates. To find such an original example of this 4x4 legend is an opportunity not to be missed.
Guide Price £10,000-£15,000
Interested parties should note that this example requires a new ignition barrel which has been ordered and will be provided to the new owner, this does not affect the starting and running of the car but we have noticed it requires replacing.
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