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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 GD (W463)

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  • Mileage~116,500
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.0L
  • LocationLeamington Spa

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 GD (W463)

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Introduction

Kulraj Singh Salh
COO

Short wheel base, boxy good looks, and that rugged all terrain build quality propelled the "G" into popularity.

The Geländewagen as it was once known, now G-Wagen in popular culture, was first designed and built for use by the military (the first reported to be the army of Argentina). The W463 variant, like this one, was produced as a civilian car and marketed as a "Luxury SUV" to compete with the likes of the Range Rover.

The particular example is a UK RHD model, a 3 door short wheel base version, and comes with a whole host of provenance. It's the 300 GD, featuring a straight six diesel engine and manual gearbox.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Kulraj after meeting Surjit the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

This is the third one i've owned... what can I say, I like G Wagens!

Surjit definitely fits the category of "petrolhead". He's been lucky enough to own a whole host of cars over the years, and has a habit of collect ones that he knows inside out.

He's going through a bit of a change now with regards the cars he owns, focusing a bit more on relaxed GT cars, but he'll be keeping one of his G Wagons as a workhorse for a long time to come.

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Exterior

Utilitarian styling at its best, the short wheel base G-Wagen's classic looks are timeless.

Wheels and Tyres

16" 5 spoke wheels all around, and wrapped in proper off road Continental CrossContact AT tyres.

The tyres have loads of tread and look in very good condition, the same for the wheels too. The 16" sizing gives loads of room for travel when using this car off road, just what it was designed for.

Bodywork

Even in the SWB format, this is a big car. Big panels with that distinctive styling.

We didn't notice any imperfections in the bodywork when we photographed and video'd the car, a very fine example indeed. Looking over all the panels, leading edges etc, no sign of any corrosion either. Take a look at the extensive video review to see the detail.

Paint

Finished in a beautiful dark blue known as "Nautical Blau", the colour actually makes the car look more modern than it is.

The finish on the paint is excellent, even in finish and colour across all the panels. Colour coded panels and trim really finish off the look on this one.

Glass and Trim

All the trim looks good, we noticed some bits of plastic needed a bit of thorough cleaning for, but all in place and looking good.

Surjit fitted some smart protective grills for the headlights on this car, and the glass is looking good across the car. On the offside rear window, there appears to be a bit of light scratching as you'll see in the photos.

Interior

The W463 was Mercedes-Benz's entry in to the "Luxury SUV" market, gone was the panel van rear.

Seats and Carpets

A smart grey cloth interior finish on this example. The car is fitted with rear seats too, accessible via a clever lift and tilt mechanism on the seats.

Matching grey carpets present in good condition. The passenger seat has some spillage marks on it as observed in the images, but all the other seats look very clean and in great condition.

Dashboard

An unmistakable Mercedes dashboard, with the controls for the 3 locking diffs front and centre on the central console area.

Everything presents in very good condition, in line with the cars mileage and age, take a look at the video review to see the detail.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Nothing fancy here, this is a utilitarian designed vehicle after all. A classic big Mercedes-Benz steering wheel, and controls for the gears in a similarly unfussy black finish.

Both present in good condition, no defects just showing their age in the form of some patina. Watch the video review for a closer look.

Mechanics

Designed for all terrain use, one of the only vehicles to feature 3 fully locking differentials to make sure you're never caught short.

Engine and Gearbox

This car features the straight six 3.0L diesel engine, pushing out some 111BHP and importantly 141 lb ft of torque.

The engine sprang into life on the cold start video, and after a while settled down to a smooth tick over. Some smoke coming from the exhaust on cold like you'd expect on a diesel of this age, we also recorded the car at norma operating temperature with no exhaust smoke present.

Suspension and Brakes

Big wheel arches allowing for all important travel when off road in this G-Wagon.

You can get a good view of the underside suspension components in the media we've taken, and we didn't observe and knocks or rattles from the suspension at all.

The Drive

We took the car on a little off road lap around our office, captured at the end of the video.

These cars were built to handle much greater challenges than what we put it through, but it still felt good to put it through a bit of a test.

Electrics and Other

All operating as they should do to Surjit's knowledge.

Although marketed as a luxury SUV, the early models like this one don't have a whole host of features like the later models. This one has been fitted with hand-free phone connections etc.

History and Paperwork

A UK RHD example, lots of history and provenance to show that this is a well cared for G-Wagen.

A very smart G-Wagen, you'll often see examples that are starting to show their age through rust and tired interiors, but this is clearly an example that has been cared for.

Coming with a full set of keys, and nice touches like the original Mercedes-Benz toolkit and emergency kit in the boot, there is also a whole host of invoices with the stamped up service book charting the life of the car.

Please note, the private registration number will not be sold with the car, it will be returned to the original registration number.

We've carried out our usual seller and car checks verifying the V5, HPi clear, and ID of the owner.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
10.08.1991 Service 812
11.11.1991 Service 4,541
10.04.1992 Service 12,127
09.08.1992 Service 15,027
25.11.1992 Service 19,456
01.06.1993 Service 23,201
15.09.1995 Service 27,952
07.02.1996 Service 29,405
08.03.1997 Service 35,840
22.06.1998 Service 39,640
12.08.1999 Service 44,282
09.05.2000 Service 52,532
18.09.2002 Service 55,140
15.01.2003 Service 59,435
15.03.2010 Service 88,159
27.07.2010 Service 92,830
04.06.2012 Service 96,830
27.10.2017 Service 109,088
Key Details
  • ModelG Wagon 300 GD
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.08.1991
  • CC3.0L
  • Mileage~116,500
  • HistoryVery Good
  • ColourNautical Blue
  • Interior ColourGrey
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #WDB46332727077643
  • Engine #60393120001705
  • Former Keepers6
  • Tyre BrandContinental
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Key FeatureCondition







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£13,700 bid by iggyathwal 27.09.2020 @ 19:51:09
£11,000 bid by xsjungle 27.09.2020 @ 02:10:54
Michael Whyte
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Michael Whyte

Has the spring tops ever been replaced? Any corrosion on the sils? Any bubbles on the body it looks like it was painted ? Have your record of what and how it was done?

£10,500 bid by cobiciloh 26.09.2020 @ 17:28:11
£9,900 bid by Shami 26.09.2020 @ 12:34:13
£9,500 bid by swinley 24.09.2020 @ 22:15:57
£9,000 bid by cobiciloh 23.09.2020 @ 05:11:18
£8,500 bid by Richh 22.09.2020 @ 21:20:48
salshafi2000
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salshafi2000

Hi would it be possible to view the vehicle ?

Kulraj Salh
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Hi salshafi2000, please give us a call on 01926 426 635 to help organise. Best, Kulraj

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