1989 Mercedes 300GD - W460 Gelandewagen - 5 Speed, Turbo, Long-Wheelbase

Price: US $25,000.00 Item location: Tallahassee, FL, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: G-Class
  • SubModel: 300GD
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Base Station-Wagon
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 104,584
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: OM617 Turbo
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Power options: Power Locks
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: AWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Safety options: Collapsible steering column
  • Options: 5-speed Manual Transmission, Troop Carrier Rear Seats, Tow Hitch, Front Skid Plate, Fire Extinguisher, Altimeter/Inclinometer, 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1989 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 300GD

European VIN# WDB46033327060480.
First licensed: 22/01/1989.
Country of make: Germany.
Previous owners: 3.
Mileage (KM): 168,312 km (104,584 miles).
Title: Clear Florida title.


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THE STORY
I bought this Gelandewagen from an Opel/Mitsubishi dealership manager who used it as his personal vehicle; it has been maintained accordingly by his master mechanic but driven sparingly because of the high European diesel prices. After importing it to the USA (Tallahassee, L), addressed a few minor issues (fuses, ash lights, oor trim, hifter boot, ltimeter repair, ront seat upholstery) for it to be 100% functional.

This late W460-series Mercedes (1989) features the desirable combination of a factory 5-speed, M617 turbo engine, nd long-wheelbase body. As the utilitarian vehicle that it is, o not expect sporty handling, uiet cruising at high speeds, r breath-taking 0 to 60 —the W463 G55/63 is better for that, t the expense of more electronics. However, s you would expect in a Mercedes-Benz prior to 1995, his G is a work of uncompromised engineering integrity and stout construction. If you worry about finding a reliable parts supply, urotruck Importers, G-Wagen Accesories have your back in the USA; otherwise, ny Mercedes-Benz dealership can serve you anywhere in the world, rovided you have the appropriate part number.

This vehicle is 90% stock; in this condition you can return it to its original factory specs or modify it into a world-class expedition rig. Either way, nd depending on your needs and wants, will gladly give you any advice on modifications and upgrades.


BODY

—Desirable Forest Green color (darker and more metallic than military models).

—Straight body, o accidents. Previous owners have used it mostly as an urban car, o it has seldom seen rough tracks or the abuse typical of an off-road vehicle.
—Rust: the truck comes from a dry climate and it is 98% rust-free. The only two spots are under the lower LH corner of the windshield and some bubbling in the left corner of the roof. A good body shop should be able to address those. Detailed pictures are provided.
—Solid, ust-free frame. There is no rot or piercing rust in the undercarriage, erhaps some light oxidation that can easily be brushed off.
—Truck comes with four aftermarket wheels with (quieter) road tires and a stock spare wheel in the back. Should you want to make it all stock, e can source a good set of original Mercedes rims for you —otherwise, e’d go for some ).

—Factory tow hitch (tow capacity up to 1,650lbs without brakes and 6,170lbs with brakes).
—Factory skid plate.
MECHANICAL
—Good running five-cylinder OM617 diesel with an aftermarket Garrett turbo (OEM supplier for Mercedes-Benz); it moves this two-ton beast around rather nicely. Fuel economy is ~20MPG, ixed driving. No leakage, as told one of the previous owners did a complete re-seal.
—Five-speed manual transmission shifts fine and keeps RPM’s in check at highway speeds.

—Differentials and transfer case are quiet; rear one has slight wetness, ormal for a 26-year-old vehicle.

—Brakes work properly, ithout drags or any vacuum leaks.

—Exhaust has been rerouted from an unsightly side discharge to the factory rear discharge configuration.
—All lights (front, ear, ides), nstruments (odo, uel gauge, lowplug, emp), nd dashboard indicators work as they should. Only the aftermarket radio is non-operative; a refurbished Becker unit would be a respectful, orrect replacement. Central locking only applies to front doors.
—The truck does not come equipped with factory A/C. Factory and after-market kits are readily available.

—Some oil seepage on left ball sphere, ear axle and turbo; normal for the age of the truck.

—Tie rod end boots are worn; if the truck sells at BIN price, hose will be replaced accordingly.

—Fully functional, mooth-to-operate hydraulic factory lockers, tock on all W460 Gelandewagens.


INTERIOR
—All door panels are stock grey fabric, ithout rips or tears, s are the rear seats and the 3rd row bench seats.

—One of the previous owner replaced the original front seats with a more comfortable set that I got upholstered in original Mercedes “Rodeo Gray” plaid fabric, lack vinyl, nd new foam. They are fantastic to sit on, nd they have neat storage compartments underneath.
—Headliner is fine, s are all the door panels. One hairline crack on the dash and some wear on the dash handle. Recently replaced some of the inner door handle trim with new for all door panels to be perfect.


Accesories/Options:
—Aftermarket fire extinguisher, ecured behind the driver's seat.

—Troop carrier style 3rd seats, ith seatbelts —factory option.

—Hydraulic bottle jack.

—Operational land meter.


Final Assessment

This Gelandewagen is ready to be enjoyed by a discerning Mercedes-Benz enthusiast. Our advice would be to address those few rust spots and get some nicer-looking wheels; a set of Hella fog lights and a Warn winch would not hurt either. Most importantly, t is ready to drive and comes with a clear Florida title. Again, hould you need more detailed pictures, ou can find them in this album; if you don't find what you are looking for, lease ask us and we'll gladly take a shot. The previous owners and I have taken very good care of this truck and hope that it accompanies the lucky new owner in many adventures and memorable GTG’s.
Purchase Terms
—This truck is sold in an as-is, here-is condition without any warranties. I have done my best to describe it faithfully, o if you have any questions or picture requests, lease ask away! Remember we have a detailed album with plenty of high resolution pictures, ook at it before bidding!

—If you would like to take it to your favorite mechanic, e will honor that request, rovided that you cover transport costs.

—Please abstain from joy-bidding or flaking in the last minute. All bids are final, o please place yours if you are really, eally sure.

—We can assist finding you a good shipper to all continental USA. Cross-country is $1-1200, outh-to-North is about $750-900.

—A $1,000 USD non-refundable deposit is due via PayPal at the end of the auction. The rest shall be paid via cash or bank transfer.