1985 Mercedes-Benz G-Class


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  • Mileage 
    27 672 mi / 44 534 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
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1985 Mercedes Benz 300GD (460 series)
Year: 1985
Make: Mercedes Benz
Model: 300GD (460 series)
Body: 2-Door Convertible Wagon RHD
Odometer: Indicating 27,672 miles
Engine: 3.0Litre 5 Cylinder
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Colour: Yellow
Seats: 5
- Right-hand-drive UK example
- 100K restoration spent
- Photos of its restoration process
- Factory fitted Recaro tartan trimmed interior
- OM617 I5 3.0L 5-cylinder engine
- Introductory model of the three fully locking differentials
- Highly collectible – great investment opportunity

Presenting a rare 1985 Mercedes 300GD, factory built right-hand drive 5-seater convertible in an excellent overall and restored condition. It's believed that up until 1988, the G-Wagon 300GD was 1 of only 5600 sold.

Hand built quality and German engineering make for a popular vehicle throughout the world. They were never sold new in Australia and with very few right-hand drives built, they are a rare sight on Australian roads making them a highly desirable vehicle for the Mercedes collector.

Stored then imported out of the UK to Australia with previous ownership of a farmer, the vehicle has received a tasteful restoration upwards of $100,000 and features a bare metal re-sprayed in its Mercedes-Benz factory colour of yellow.

Its high powered I5 3.0L, 5-cylinder engine produced 65KW paired to 172NM of torque and was mated to a durable 4-speed manual transmission. Released as a mid-sized, four-wheel drive luxury SUV, it offers both a practical and a luxurious drive.

Optioned with the factory fitted 'Recaro tartan' trimmed interior was a rarity. This vehicle is also fitted with factory alloy mag wheels and side steps. The lights are assembled with brush guards, aftermarket LED driving lights and this example comes with a heavy-duty tow bar and chrome spare wheel cover to finish off the exterior.

Equipped with the reputable 'three fully locking differentials', it was named one of the best 4x4's of its era. Beyond its availability to the public, it was offered as a military vehicle in Greece, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries.

Accompanying this vehicle, are photos of its restoration and documentation of the vehicle's movements over the years. This very rare vehicle has come up for sale in Australia and is one for the true collector as it is suitable for club registration. This is a fun, practical classic that will make for a sound investment.

The Mercedes G-Class was first released in 1979 and it was the last thing the market expected from Mercedes, a brand known for their luxury and performance sedans. The off-road capabilities of the G-Class have made for an enduring legend that is still available new today. The G-Class was developed as a military vehicle, slowly over time seeing refinements such as central locking and a tachometer become standard on the vehicle from 1985. The use of the OM617 engine in the 300GD series had quickly made a name for itself as one of the most reliable engines every produced.

Chassis: WDB46031227037203

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1700