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FS: 1983 280GE Geländewagen (w460 G wagen)

Hello all. I'm selling a 1983 280GE, recently imported from a very arid region of Spain, but now in Virginia with a clear VA title and copies of all relevant DOT, EPA and Customs/Border patrol documentation. It is a very nice truck and has ABSOLUTELY NO RUST. Details are as follows:

- 280GE with four-speed manual transmission.

- 119,000 original miles.

- Fresh "weissengelb" ("wheat yellow") paintwork over black and gray plaid cloth and black vinyl interior.

- Factory Alloys with nearly new BFG All Terrains

- 2.8L DOHC inline 6-cylinder gasoline engine and 4-speed manual.

- No rust.

- Mechanically excellent with freshly rebuilt fuel distributor, new injectors, exhaust, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, cold start sensor, and more. Cruises easily at 110kp/h with plenty more in reserve. No smoke, idles smoothly and accelerates very well. No leaks. All lights and gauges work correctly.

- Trailer hitch with electrics (EU specification).

- Interior original, and showing some wear, but no substantial damage.

NEEDS: There is one crack in the center console, near the levers for the locking differentials, the windshield wiper switch works only on high speed (likely needs a new multifunction switch) and the factory air conditioning doesn't work.

I recently completed a long road trip around Spain in this 280GE, and you can read about how I bought it and more about how it drives here: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280GE ? Valencia Classic Vehicle Consulting

Price is $21,500 and it will be sold through a licensed Virginia used car dealership in Richmond, VA. You are welcome to come and drive it, have a pre-purchase done, etc.

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I love this truck, and would be happy to speak with anyone about it. I can be reached by telephone if needed, but I am currently living in Spain, so send me a message if you want and I will forward my telephone number.

Thanks, and attached are some photos...
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Paul Misencik
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1977 Ford Escort Mk2
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A friend of a friend drove it this weekend and I heard it was amazing! Not sure why he didn't buy it.
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Cool looking truck! The 4-speed manual is certainly a nice touch.

Good luck with the sale!

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Thanks for the kind words! I think it's a really honest, clean, correct, and mechanically sorted 280GE. No surprises.
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I absolutely love the story you wrote on the truck. I saw this on Bring a Trailer not too long ago. Is this still available?
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280 GE (wheelbase 2.850 mm, station wagon)
Body: 460588 10
Engine Nr: 110994 10 003765
Gearbox Nr: 711101 10 003819
Transfer case: 750602 10 029215
Front axle: 730300 10 7029810
Rear axle: 741502 10 7529645
Steering box: 765502 10 003338
Paint: 1681 - Weizengelb
Dealer: 577 - Spain
Rims: Suedrad
S.A. codes (options):
A70 - locking front diff.
A71 - locking rear diff.
C70 - divided two-part rear bumper
F66 - lockable glove compartment
G75 - adapted speedometer
J38 - tachometer
L66 - additional interior lamp (above rear-end door)
P39 - enlarged fenders
Q58 - tow-off coupling, front
R78 - light alloy wheels
S30 and S32 - headrest for driver and front passenger seats
V18 - interior trim in black color
V24 - interior trim in the rear
Z98 - special order

SAA codes (S.A. version):
Z98:
28015/01 - additional fuel tank (with short filler neck, in right wheelhouse)
28020/02 - flush mounted shift lever boot
28026/02 - license plate bracket on bumper (with one-wing rear panel door)
33031/01 - spring clamping plate split

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I absolutely love the story you wrote on the truck. I saw this on Bring a Trailer not too long ago. Is this still available?
Yes, it is. We held it for three weeks for a gentleman who said he was going to buy it. (I think it was the gentleman referenced in one of the messages above.) He paid for an independent pre-purchase inspection, which the truck passed with flying colors. Then after three weeks he came and test drove it, and didn't buy it. None of us knows why. We don't have any hard feelings or anything, because obviously everyone can buy or not buy anything they want, and the request to hold the truck for so long was one we agreed to. But it was confusing, to say the least.

So yes, it is still available, and a very nice truck. I'm sure we could forward the results of the pre-purchase to anyone who wants them, and it is available to test drive and check out pretty much at your convenience.

Oh, and Chris at Japanese Classics took some more photographs. You can see them here:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/124019670@N03/tB54Y3

Cheers,
Paul

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Price reduced to $20,500...

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SOLD! Thanks, all...

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