The Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen is a staple in the realm of overland travelers. It's known for it's excellent fuel economy when equipped with the reliable 4-cylinder engine, it's stout construction, and of course, for it's front, rear, and center locking differentials. The mere mention that the G-Wagen has become the vehicle of choice for desert explorer Tom Shepard helps to describe it's credentials. The model listed here has under 40,000 miles - and appears to be in great shape, just think of the travels you could have in this low mileage machine.
Here's what the seller had to say about the vehicle:
1989 Mercedes G-Class Right Hand Drive SWB 4x4 10th Anniversary Edition Very, Very rare.
History: Germany/ England/ Canada Registered, licenced and insured by owner in British Columbia, Canada
5 speed manual transmission with HI/Lo 4x4 Transfer Case.
Economical 4 Cylinder
Short Wheel Base
New front Rotors , brakes and muffler. Excellent condition for year
Normal body wear. repainted cosmetically. A door scratch passenger side and rear passenger mud guard.
Interior, above average condition.
New leather tilting, front buckets and stock fold down rear bench seat.
Factory trailer hitch.
Starts, runs and shifts, smooth and tight. A pleasure to drive.
Will deliver to Canada or the US (cost paid by buyer)
Otherwise FOB Vancouver, Canada.
On Apr-11-12 at 23:29:08 PDT, seller added the following information:
The frame and suspension components on this G Class, described in one word "massive" or two words "impressively massive."
Mercedes has made a silky smooth shifting 5 speed close ratio manual transmission combined with a strong clutch setup,
Standard on this model is the factory passenger side floor bracket for easily accessible replacement filter storage (x2).
On Apr-12-12 at 06:53:05 PDT, seller added the following information:
Conditions of sale:
Buyer is purchasing a used 1989 vehicle with no warranty stated or implied other than the vehicle is currently licenced, insured and driven in the Province of B.C. Canada. As of today, the speedometer reading is 36883 miles. ( given the age of the vehicle, the actual miles may be different)
I have added a photo of dashboard,this date. Red light to right of VDO (in dash photo) is Parking Brake indicator "on"
The buyer has the opportunity to question the Seller via Ebay or by email at tiobrent hotmail com previous to close of auction.
Bill of sale, licence and registration will pass upon confirmation of sales proceeds received and cleared properly. i.e Paypal,Bank Draft.etc.
If cash is used for final sale, transfer will occur in a local chartered Royal Bank or Credit Union.
For Canadian buyers, buyer may organize seller to deliver vehicle at buyer's expense. i.e. gas, lodging, return airfair to YVR.
Please note: Seller is located 35 minutes from YVR (Vancouver Int'l Airport), 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver, B.C.and 45 minutes to Blaine, Washington, US border crossing.
On Apr-12-12 at 08:10:35 PDT, seller added the following information:
Shipping note: A recent shipping quote (this morning from,a California based carrier) door to door from Vancouver, B.C. Canada to Long Island, New York USA was $ 1,950.00 + 1% Bond Fee, 3% Duty and $ 100.00 Brokerage Fee (US Funds) Costs may be substantially less to other locations as this shipment is from sea to sea across North America.
On Apr-12-12 at 11:29:03 PDT, seller added the following information:
NOTE TO BUYERS: AFTER REVIEW WITH MERCEDES BENZ CANADA, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURING YEAR AND DELIVERY OF THIS VEHICLE TO ENGLAND WAS 1984 APRIL. ( AND NOT AS 1989 AS REFLECTED IN AD).
I will maintain the sale in any event. To this point, (April 12, 2012 11:30am PST) any bidder that has already bidded will be notified of this error.
An approved Letter of Compliance from Mercedes Benz Canada will be provided as condition of sale to US buyers. Mercedes Benz Canada has confirmed the original VIN as VIN # 46023827035445. As is required in North America i.e Canada and United States, the Vin was reassigned to 17 digits.
Other than the year error, the description is now accurate. Sorry for any inconvenience.