This Mercedes-Benz 300GD was produced in 1980 and is originally from Germany. In 2008 the car was exported to the Netherlands and had the same owner since 2010. The car is finished in Yellow Green with a black leather interior and sport seats. The current odometer reading is 247.000 kilometres. The car has been well maintained and about 20.000 kilometres ago the clutch was changed and the a new gearbox was fitted. Technically the car is also in good shape with these 3.0L five cylinder diesel engines being known as very reliable and long-lasting.
In short a nice car built to conquer everything in its path for a fair price.
The G-class was developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by the Shah of Iran (at the time a significant Mercedes shareholder) to Mercedes. The development of the G-Class started in 1972 with a cooperative agreement between Daimler-Benz and Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Graz, Austria. Mercedes-Benz engineers in Stuttgart were in charge of design and testing, while the team in Graz developed the production plans. After tests in the German coalfields, the Sahara desert and the Arctic circle the car was introduced in 1979 as the type W460.
The W460 was offered with two wheelbases, a short wheelbase (SWB) of 2,400 mm and a long one (LWB) of 2,850 mm. One could choose between three body styles: A two-door short wheelbase convertible, a two-door SWB wagon and a long wheelbase four-door wagon. During the G-Wagen's life span many a different body style was made for army and public-service clients, like the Popemobile, the pickup or the chassis/cab with a wheelbase of 2,850, 3,120 or 3,400 mm, the chassis/cab being the base vehicle for army-ambulances or communication vehicles. On the market there were three different versions of the G-class. Namely the Mercedes-Benz G-class, the Puch G-class that was only sold on the Austrian, Swiss and Eastern European markets and the Peugeot P4, a G-class built under license by Peugeot with a Peugeot engine.
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 tires and fender flares. For 1985, differential locks, central door locking and a tachometer became standard and by 1986 over 50,000 G Models had been produced.
The most sought after W460’s are the 280GE’s with a 2.8L gasoline straight-6 with 156 BHP and 226 Nm and the 300GD with a 3.0L five cylinder diesel engine with 88 BHP and 172 Nm. In 1990 the W460 was succeeded by the W463.
3-door G-Wagon - Smooth 5-cylinder diesel - Nice condition - Technically very good
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