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Mercedes Off-Roader G-Wagen Convertible W463 SWB

Very rare 1990 Mercedes G-Wagen Short Wheel Base Truck

This is an off-road purpose built vehicle which is capable of going on any trail in North America.
It has been used extensively, but always with all maintenance and repairs done as needed on several backcountry expeditions and trail runs.

It is in need of a paint job and some light body work where we have brushed up against elements on the trail and so forth.
Please see photos.

The body and under-body are not rusted, the car has always been garaged and always had all components pressure washed topside and underneath after all trips. No dirt or mud ever allowed to collect in areas G's are known to rust. The floor pans are very nice and not rusted, same with rocker panels, rear corners, etc.

The vehicle can be sold with hardtop as shown in photos, which is removable and has rear hatch as well as sunroof (glass).
Or it can be sold with bikini top. We will give a $1700 credit in negotiated price if you don't want the hard top.

The vehicle has front and rear differential lockers on the axles and they work as they should. It also has a 3rd transfer case differential locker.

The automatic is a completely shift-able transmission meaning you can run in auto or shift yourself (you have to take your foot off the gas when you do it)

Engine: E300 M113 Inline 3.0 liter 6 cylinder with no emissions equipment, higher flow top end, no cats, and very unrestricted exhaust.

Transmission: Mercedes G class 4 speed automatic with off-road torque converter

Transfer Case: Mercedes/Steyr-Puch VG150 with double reduction shift on the fly low range and 50/50 split locking differential.

Axles: 4.3:1 Ring and Pinion Gears from Mercedes. Entirely rebuilt in 2011 with all new bearings and seals.

Suspension: Special Order 2.5" lift Mercedes factory springs including progressive coil diameter rear springs
Bilstein front and rear shocks

Protection: 4x4labs/Gwagen Preserve front and rear bumpers. Front bumper includes Warn M8000 winch, D-ring shackles, and 2" tow receiver, vents for cooling.... rear bumper includes 7,500 2" tow receiver, shackles, and Halogen reverse lights. These bumpers were over $4,000 last year plus $850 for the winch.

Wheels: BBS 15x8 with BFG MT KM2 35x12.5x15 tires, there is also a 5th full size spare wheel and new tire, not shown in photos.

Brakes: Mercedes 463 brakes, new rotors and pads last month

Seats: Front seats are not original, they are from a 1980 Mercedes 300GD G-wagen with gray mb-tex. The rear seat is original, and it folds up forward and also is entirely removable to make the vehicle into a complete pickup truck when hardtop is off.

Maintenance: Driveshafts balanced, greased, T-case, axles, hubs, steering balls, greased and lube changed recently. Redline Synthetic always used and Delo 15W30 Oil. Mercedes ATF in the autobox.

This is a fantastic chance to acquire a low priced not rusty 463 convertible and paint it the color of your choice. We have a replacement windshield and seal that comes with the car for when you paint it, or we can install it for free if you want. We also have the new rear rubber moulding for the left side quarterpanel, in a box from mercedes.

Hardtop is missing some of its rubber seal material, can be bought at west marine or home depot I presume.
Has power windows in the front, both work, driver's goes up slow.

Has A/C but condensor got a branch through it on a trip, so it was removed and never replaced, all the other items are there.
Blower works fine, 4 speeds, defrost, etc.

All lights working, G500 rear lights, H4 fronts, Halogen reverse lights in bumper

Has complete DOT/EPA release paperwork. This car was a Europa import (previous official importer of the G vehicles from Mercedes).
It is not California Carb certified. It comes with a clear title from Florida currently in our family's name.

This G led the entire G-wagen club of North America rally last year, and travelled over 1,000 miles in one weekend on and off road to do so with no hiccups or problems. This G-wagen successfully has gone on the Rubicon trail and is the only 463 Gwagen to ever do so. If you want a show truck this is not it. If you want an almost completed trail-ranch or hunting Gwagen this is a great candidate.

Over $31,000 invested in this truck in past 24 months and owner needs to sell suddenly due to unforeseen circumstances.
Asking $26k or best offer... with or without the hardtop, and with or without the winch/winch bumper.
send in your offers or come visit the vehicle in person.

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