Thread: Mercedes 310D allrad 4x4

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    Default Mercedes 310D allrad 4x4

    Ebay Germany link - HERE
    Wow, anyone on here in Germany.??? This looks like a beast!
    Jeff

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    This is a Mercedes Benz 310 short wheelbase van,
    equipped with a drivetrain scavenged from a Mercedes
    Gelandewagen. Versions of this van design was produced
    from the mid 1980s until the present. It's called the
    Vario today.

    Factory 4x4 was available for the Vario some years ago.
    I don't know if 4x4 is still an option.

    Chip Haven

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    ...well, It IS legal age to import to Canada....
    hmmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by haven View Post


    This is a Mercedes Benz 310 short wheelbase van,
    equipped with a drivetrain scavenged from a Mercedes
    Gelandewagen. Versions of this van design was produced
    from the mid 1980s until the present. It's called the
    Vario today.

    Factory 4x4 was available for the Vario some years ago.
    I don't know if 4x4 is still an option.

    Chip Haven
    I'm under the impression that the Vario vans were all larger chassis, beginning with 5xx up to 8xx. I've never seen a 3xx factory 4x4 before. This is an interesting conversion and it must be pretty well done to pass the German TUV inspection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haven View Post
    [Factory 4x4 was available for the Vario some years ago.
    I don't know if 4x4 is still an option.

    Chip Haven
    Yes factory 4X4 is still an option for the Vario. Like the last poster I've never heard of a 310 Vario, with only a ~3-3.5 tonne GVW and ~100hp. Makes you think it's a Vario body on a SRW Sprinter chassis with the G-wagen axles??
    A check on the Mercedes International site shows this must be a Sprinter drivetrain, Varios only go down to 613 (6 tonne GVW, ~130hp).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattersonimages View Post
    ...well, It IS legal age to import to Canada....
    hmmmmmm
    Cheerleader Says: Go Jeff go! You can do it! I would love to see this in Canada.
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    I contacted the seller through ebay. I asked if he would consider selling/shipping to Canada. even as far as if he would allow a few extra days for me to get a flight over to get it organized ( flight attendant wife ... perk!!)

    He replied in broken english I believe saying - sorry will only sell in europe.

    so the only real option would be to have someone in Europe do the pick up for me and arrange shipping...
    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattersonimages View Post
    I contacted the seller through ebay. I asked if he would consider selling/shipping to Canada. even as far as if he would allow a few extra days for me to get a flight over to get it organized ( flight attendant wife ... perk!!)

    He replied in broken english I believe saying - sorry will only sell in europe.

    so the only real option would be to have someone in Europe do the pick up for me and arrange shipping...
    Jeff

    That's a cool van!
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    Hey Jeff, there is another Vancouver guy on Pointed Three gunning for it. Are you serious about importing this one?
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