|June 20, 2018 1:17 pm||Auction started|
The Mercedes-Benz G-wagon was originally developed as a military vehicle in collaboration with Austrian manufacturer Steyr-Daimler-Puch, the Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen (German for cross-country vehicle) was first offered to the public in 1979, but only until 2002 were they sold in the US. They are as capable off the road as they are pleasant to look at. They are the Defender / Land Cruiser / Patrol of Germany. Luckily, as with many of these great 70s, 80s, and early 90’s icons, they are starting to age in and can now be imported legally into the U.S. Those early G-wagens endured testing in ecosystems ranging from the deserts of the Middle East to the sub-zero temperatures in the Arctic Circle. Today, they are posh highway street cruisers…save our current listing of a rather atypical built nature.
Today we present to you a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300GD (gelandewagen diesel) that is a slight departure from stock. This particular truck was imported about a year ago and as you can see, is built for an expedition, weekend warrior trail trip, or a great start for a bug-out-mobile. The original OM603 3.0L inline-6 diesel has been swapped for a more updated and refined inline-5 cyclinder 2.7L turbo diesel from a w202 270CDI. This powerplant is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and has about 38k miles on it, while the chassis shows about 100k miles. It has a clean clear title and will ship from Pennsylvania.
The exterior has received a repaint in the matte dark midnight blue you see here (original color was of similar hue/tone but non-matte). Some light scratches are seen but nothing of alarming note. If you are the discerning type to worry about a scratch here or there, take a look at what you are bidding on here as this might not be the car for you. Although most of its brethren are mall-wheel drives, this one is built for the woods and trails and should be used as such. Although, with a quick tire replacement, you could ease this one into the suburban life most of these are seen living in. Seller states the body and underside are clean and without any rust concerns.
Inside is more what you expect to see inside a G-wagen. Nice leather appointments abound, contrasting leather stitching on the seats all showing very well. All electrics are reportedly working including the sunroof.
Second Daily will cover up to $200 of the cost of a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) if you order one and then go on to purchase the car. So bid with confidence knowing we’ve got you covered. You must make arrangements prior to auction close and successfully win the auction to receive the $200 credit.
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