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where in the middle east?
I live in the UAE
 

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I am in both Lebanon and Algeria. There are a lot of countries in the Middle East, where are you at?
 

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Love to have something like this to drive through the winter, but import regulations for the USA make it very expensive and time consuming. I'd guess importing would be $10K US or so on top of purchase and shipping.... Then it would be several weeks once it arrives to make it through federalization and customs.

Nice trucks, wish they had sold them stateside in the 80's, there would be more available to us here. GLWS sale anyway...
 

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Hi all,

I thought I posted a reply yesterday but it doesn't look like it went through.


ohollenbeck, if you want to go ahead and make me an offer, after calculating your costs, then go for it. Who knows you might get yourself a bargain!

For everyone else. I said I would post pictures so here they are:













 

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how much are you asking for it? in USD please
 

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i live in abu dhabi....im going to be honest here...you're not going to like the offer im going to give you
 

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Ok....taking into account the age of the car and the condition stated and pics iv seen and the fact that im going to have to drive to Jeddah, put the car on export plates and take it back and pray to god nothing happens on the way back....im aiming at 1000USD
Told you, you arent going to like the offer im giving you
 

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Erm...

Okay, not quite what I was expecting.

I was aiming a little higher than that!

But I was also hoping to get the car as close to its original condition as possible before I sell it.

I have a good few months before my contract is over so I'm not desperate to sell it straight away.

As the car is now I would be aiming at about 15,000USD but willing to negotiate with the right person.

Is that your final offer?

If it is, then I will let you know what else comes my way. Who knows, maybe no one else will make me a good offer. In that case, I give it to you because you were first.

If not, then if you want to make me another offer I will sell it to you once you've made the offer.

Considering that you wouldn't be paying any shipping costs or taxes I think it would be cheaper than bringing it in from Europe.

Also, just out of curiosity, how would you get it from Jeddah to Abu Dhabi?
Would you drive it back or cargo it?
You mentioned export plates. Why do you need them?

Sorry, never really moved a car around the gulf before, but one of my friends drove to Dubai and he didn't have his plates changed.

Also, just out of curiosity again, are you an expat? Your English is too fluent to be a local.
Yeah...told you, you wouldn't like the offer... im going to drive the car back to Abu dhabi, and i need export plates in order to register it here, your friend drove it in and back out to KSA... This car is hopefully staying here in Abu dhabi if everything goes as planned. ohh yeah and yes i am an expat!
 

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by the way...for future reference, the price you are aiming for is quite high, for that price you can get a 96 G wagon as these cars (as in old age, no insult to the G) are quite unpopular....a 95 BMW 850CI will set you back $3800 while my 92 SL300-24 cost me close to $2300 and thats considering its a 3rd owner with full service history up to 99....
 

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That's okay spitfire, thanks for the advice.

I'm looking to sell it by the end of February.

You didn't mention if it was your last offer.



Sorry, curiosity getting the better of me... Where are you from? What do you do in Abu Dhabi?

Whats your reason for buying a G Wagon?

The options are limited...

a) You know its reputation and have to have one.
b) You love off-roading.
c) Its a head turner.
well....unless if i struck oil...then im sorry, thats my last price....Im originally Iraqi but born in Ireland and raised in England...iv lived in Abu Dhabi for the past 16 years and now im studying Management Finance in Dubai hence the limited spending budget...well...if i wanted a head turner i would go for the W463 (2010 G Wagon), offroading and reputation (as in its a no nonsense SUV thats not a boulevard cruiser but designed to tow and do things SUV's were meant to do)....in my opinion...only the Range Rover can match the G on every level...and...end of my rant
 

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yep, the G is a very popular car in the western world especially a W460 (your model year) but here....its sort of frowned upon for a car of that age...seriously? never seen a G in Saudi?!....i find that VERY strange. I love my car...as far as im aware...its the only baby blue one in all of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Lebanon, as regarding to changing plates...im unaware of the procedures in Saudi but here, you come to the DMV and sign off on ownership of the car along with the necessary papers, then you are given an export plate which makes the car temporarily road legal, the new owner will then go to the emirate (state) of his choice and finish with the DMV to receive his full number plates...in the case of a successful sale to me (fingers crossed)...you sign off on the car and money is handed over to you in Saudi and then im off to Abu Dhabi to complete the registration...a quick q though...iv driven lots of G's but never a pre 90's one and all the info on the car are vague at best....does your car come with ABS or power steering?
 
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