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Please buy this incredibly cool restored Merc G-Wagen

The Expedition Motor Company put over 1,000 hours into the restoration of this old G

Published: 25 Sep 2020
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While we can’t speak to the quality of the Expedition Motor Company’s work, its new/old 1990 Merc 250GD certainly looks the absolute business.

The New Jersey based outfit, which specialises in restoring and modifying ex-military Gs from the early Nineties, puts over 1,000 man-hours into each of its builds. It strips Gs down to their component parts, down to bare metal, then builds them back up using restored and upgraded components.

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This one uses a bulletproof OM602 five-cylinder diesel engine and five-speed manual transmission. Its bodywork is finished in Rubellite Red, which is still available on some modern Mercs, and inside there are wipe-down brown vinyl seats with contrasting orange stitching. The dashboard looks period-correct, but incorporates modern A/C and a Bluetooth/USB-ready stereo.

These kinds of builds rarely come cheap. This particular G will cost its new owner, for it’s yet to find one, $102,150, or about £79,000. Which isn’t actually that bad if you think about it.

Tempted?

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