Honest and reliable 280GE
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: G-Class
- SubModel: 280GE
- Type: SUV
- Trim: 2 door
- Year: 1985
- Mileage: 139000
- VIN: 00000000000000000
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 2.8-Liter Inline-Six
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Grey
- Drive side: Right-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1985 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2 doorMy 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280GE is a right-hand drive, two-door wagon that was imported from the UK to Florida before being purchased by me in 2014 for use as a daily driver in the District of Columbia. Power is provided by a 2.8-liter inline-six mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case. The fender flares and grille were painted to match the body under previous ownership, while I had the alternator, fuel system components, and shocks replaced. It is an honest, reliable car my wife and I drive almost daily. There are rust spots on the body and some on the undercarriage, but nothing that impacts the structural integrity - it is cosmetic. I am selling it due to an upcoming move overseas and will provide the ownerâ€™s manual, service records, and a clean District of Columbia title in my name. This car gets more attention than the exotics at local car shows - it is very cool and a pleasure to own.
The exterior is finished in silver, and the fender flares and grille were painted to match the body by the previous owner. There is a bit of corrosion at the bottom of the cargo door, below the taillights, in several body seams, and along the sills. A gap is evident between the left front flare and fender.
Painted 16â€³ alloy wheels are shod in 31â€³x10.5â€³ Primewell Valera HT tires, and a covered spare is mounted at the rear along with a tow ball. The front end features driving lights, a bumper-mounted recovery point, and headlamp guards.
Stock tartan door panels are present inside, as are custom-ordered cloth seat panels used in Mercedes-Benz SEL models. The truck is equipped with manually-operated windows and seats, window tint, vinyl front floor covers, and a cloth cargo mat.
The five-digit odometer has rolled over and shows 39k miles, approximately 25k of which have been added during the my five-year ownership. An older Sony cassette stereo is fitted in the dash, and the truck is not equipped with air conditioning. The driverâ€™s door squeaks when opened and closed.The 2.8-liter M110 inline-six sends power to the rear or all four wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case. Maintenance performed under the sellerâ€™s ownership reportedly included replacement of the alternator as well as the fuel pump, filter, and lines. The shocks are also reported to have been replaced under current ownership.
I am happy to answer questions to the best of my ability. I love this truck and know whoever buys it will be getting one of the coolest cars on the road.