Lot 213 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 GES
|£26,000 - £34,000
- Recent extensive restoration work costing over £15,000
- Original colour combination
- Fitted with a manual gearbox
- Reportedly one of eleven examples left in the UK
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.
This very well presented manual transmission example is offered in its original colour combination of Astra Metallic Silver over a black leather interior and looks excellent having been treated to much restoration and maintenance work in recent years. Over £15,000 was spent including a ‘windows out’ respray and more recently the G-Wagon was treated to a set of new tyres all round. As such the G-Wagon presents in very good condition throughout. The paintwork is excellent and the interior including the headlining and carpets are presented in very good condition. Offered with a history file including photos of the comprehensive respray, many sundry bills, invoices for various works, many previous MoT test certificates, the current UK registration document and an MoT valid until June 2024. This is one of the best examples we have seen and having been maintained and restored to such a level we are sure it will be keenly contested at auction.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.