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    Default SOLD - 1996 Mercedes G320

    Here is a sweet Mercedes G320 that is ready for a new adventure. In nearly stock condition, with the exception of slightly larger BFG A/T tires, and an aftermarket stereo. It is a clean slate, ready for overland preparation. It is available in Portland, OR. Check out my local Craigslist ad for more details.

    Price: $29,500 or best offer.

    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2981329927.html

    Picshttp://imgur.com/a/nLP5e

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    nice G!! Does it have an OBDII port? In NC post '96 needs to be diesel or have said port. Thanks
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    not likely and it has the straight 6. great motor, sketchy wiring in the engine harness and tb.

    that truck is about 12,000 over priced.

    dont do it.....
    boring

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    The engine wiring harness was originally made with biodegradable insulation, this is a serious Achilles heel of any Mercedes built in this era. The insulation would break down prematurely, literally falling off the wire. This truck has had the faulty harness completely replaced with a brand new (non-biodegradable) harness. Anything that this truck has needed, it has received. Mechanically and cosmetically this truck is in top notch condition. Everything is up to snuff, and I invite potential buyers to have it inspected to verify that. The asking price reflects the condition of the truck, having said that, it is best offer. If you think it is over priced, inspect it, and make an honest offer. You never know what could happen.

    Toby
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    She is a 'perty' truck. It is a bit much $$- especially after the last one I was after... Thanks Zimm!!

    Toby- got your email, thanks. Are you the orig owner, or how long have you had it? I had a '04 G and loved it but was still suffering from the green oval disease and went back to a Defender, sadly.

    Another attribute is this is an easy petrol to diesel conversion down the road should one be so inclined.
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    This is one of the very best responses to "your rig is overpriced" I have seen. Well done. Our once little community is protective and we have grown to be thankful for the Zimm's and the Haven's that keep up honest. Best of luck on your sale!

    Quote Originally Posted by tpond View Post
    The engine wiring harness was originally made with biodegradable insulation, this is a serious Achilles heel of any Mercedes built in this era. The insulation would break down prematurely, literally falling off the wire. This truck has had the faulty harness completely replaced with a brand new (non-biodegradable) harness. Anything that this truck has needed, it has received. Mechanically and cosmetically this truck is in top notch condition. Everything is up to snuff, and I invite potential buyers to have it inspected to verify that. The asking price reflects the condition of the truck, having said that, it is best offer. If you think it is over priced, inspect it, and make an honest offer. You never know what could happen.

    Toby
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    All cowardice comes from not loving, or not loving well, which is the same thing. EH

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    Thanks fro the kind words. The truck is sold locally, and the new owner is very happy!
    Quote Originally Posted by Schattenjager View Post
    This is one of the very best responses to "your rig is overpriced" I have seen. Well done. Our once little community is protective and we have grown to be thankful for the Zimm's and the Haven's that keep up honest. Best of luck on your sale!

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    I'm the guy that bought it and I couldn't be happier! The truck is in OUTSTANDING condition! Although I miss the "extra" two cylinders of my '99 G500, I am a big fan of the inline 6 and will get used to it quickly. Immediate plans are to paint the top buff white and powdercoat the Hutchinson military beadlocks I got with it the same color (with factory gray bolts) and mount 'em up! To the guy who thought it was overpriced--I made a reasonable offer and got it. Try to find another one in this condition! Thsnks again, Chad and Toby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfandson View Post
    I'm the guy that bought it and I couldn't be happier! The truck is in OUTSTANDING condition! Although I miss the "extra" two cylinders of my '99 G500, I am a big fan of the inline 6 and will get used to it quickly. Immediate plans are to paint the top buff white and powdercoat the Hutchinson military beadlocks I got with it the same color (with factory gray bolts) and mount 'em up! To the guy who thought it was overpriced--I made a reasonable offer and got it. Try to find another one in this condition! Thsnks again, Chad and Toby!
    Bitchin!! I hope you're bringing it to G-Treffen.

    PS--Hi Toby and Chad and S/D/P crew!
    A vehicle’s worth is not what you put into it, but what it put into you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfandson View Post
    I'm the guy that bought it and I couldn't be happier! The truck is in OUTSTANDING condition! Although I miss the "extra" two cylinders of my '99 G500, I am a big fan of the inline 6 and will get used to it quickly. Immediate plans are to paint the top buff white and powdercoat the Hutchinson military beadlocks I got with it the same color (with factory gray bolts) and mount 'em up! To the guy who thought it was overpriced--I made a reasonable offer and got it. Try to find another one in this condition! Thsnks again, Chad and Toby!
    Way to go Eric, it is in good hands for sure. Be sure to post up a couple of pics in the Gwagen forum once you get the paint done and wheels installed.
    Eric H
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