1987 Mercedes-Benz 230 GE

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Marine Blue | SUV 4x4 | 4 Speed Automatic | 2.3 litre 4 Cylinder | 87,692 kms | SOLD

 

When you've produced and sold a trail blazer continuously for 40 years, odds are it must be pretty good.

The most fun, sylish and practical analogue adventurer money can buy the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, short for Geländewagen is a refined mountain goat that doesn’t bat an eye at chugging up canyon trails and over dunes yet still manages to look good parked in front of the Opera House.

Refreshingly old-skool, there's no cactus button or off-road cruise control. There are 4WD High and Low settings mechanically engaged by a knob slightly below your hip, the centre and rear differential controls spring up from the centre console like mushrooms, its short wheel base is ideal for city cruising and there is nothing around today with a vantage point, premium quality and seat-of-the-pants feel that this classic delivers. Not even a Jeep Wrangler.

The car offered here is an original right-hand drive 1987 Mercedes-Benz 230 GE Short Wheel Base in Dark Marine Blue over Grey Plaid trim presented in outstandingly well-preserved condition. A very rare find.

Featuring what Mercedes call the High-Output 2.3 litre fuel injected inline and single overhead cam 4 cylinder engine producing a peppy 125hp, mated to the optional 4 Speed Automatic this rarely available to own modern classic was privately imported from Japan in 2012 by a Mercedes-Benz specialist.

A very original car still featuring its optional Recaro bucket style front seats, air conditioning, blacked out protective headlamp grills, central locking, Silver arrow stamped alloy wheels, and new for the 1987 model year tachometer all tell-tale signs point to a truly cherished car.

A must experience, the drive of this G-Wagon is sensational. With full 360⁰ views of the outside world around you, a “go-anywhere” short wheel base handy and practical in the big smoke and presented time-warp condition these are the tpyes of classics we love to find.

Availaible with original Mercedes-Benz brochures and import documentation, this “technical masterpiece” 230 GE is one for the savvy collector as interest and values take center stage for this landmark car for one of the worlds largest automakers.
 
 


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