This thing’s so beautiful you wouldn’t know it’s a direct descendant of a war machine. For sale by Performance Auto Gallery in Rockville, MD is this nut and bolt restored 1986 Mercedes-Benz 240GD Scout for an asking price of $95,000. This frame-off, bare metal restoration was said to be completed by European-spec G-Wagen restoration specialists, and if the detailed seller photos are any indication, they surely took their time and did this one right.
This rig’s coated in a matte military green color that looks superb against its black trim, accents, wheels, and soft top, and the interior boasts rich, dark brown leather with a rear passenger compartment accented by a wood flooring. It’s beautiful, and not surprisingly, under the hood and beneath the chassis looks just as immaculate. The cherry on top? It’s also had a full mechanical refurbishment as well.
Absolutely lust-worthy truck right here. If you can afford it, buy it.
The Legend of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class: The G-Wagen.
We love the G-Wagen as a general rule, but especially the European-spec W460 G-Wagen. The story of the G-Wagen is wild, and we’ll recount it from a previous 250GD Wolf for sale post:
“Back in the early 1970s, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s last Shah needed 20,000 desert-ready trucks to fortify the country’s military. The Shah, a man of massive wealth, an autophile, and also a Mercedes-Benz shareholder, went to the company about the possibility of fulfilling the order. They got to work creating the Geländewagen, often called “the Wolf” when used in a military context. It was a boxy beast capable of performing many functions, on or off of paved roads. At its core, it lives up to its name, which translates roughly to “terrain vehicle,” sporting low overhangs, a suspension ahead of its time and three fully-locking differentials.”
In a nutshell, the G-Wagen is a wolf in wolf’s clothes. It’s a badass truck that will take you wherever you need to go, but do it in true Mercedes-Benz style. Especially this one, which has had the good fortune of a complete nut and bolt frame-off restoration by a European-spec Gelandewagen restoration specialists.
"But Fourbie Exchange, Will It Really Off-Road?"
Oh hell yes, it will. Just watch, courtesy of our friends at Drive Hub.
Here are some of the specs of this super beautiful, ultra-capable 4x4:
- OM616 2.4-Liter Diesel Inline-Four Cylinder
- Four-Speed Manual Transmission
- Locking Front and Rear Differentials
- Matte Green Exterior
- Black Soft Top
- 15” Black Steel Wheels
- New 235/75/15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A Tires
- Black Steel Headlight Guards and Turn Signal Guards
- Black Bumpers
- Brown Leather Bucket Seats (Front)
- Continental Radio w/USB Connection
- Rear Inside Facing Leather Bench Seats
- Wood Flooring (Rear Passenger Compartment)
- Mercedes-Benz Rubber Floormats