The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed

| 4 Dec 2020
Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed

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There’s something very cool about classic working vehicles and this 1983 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen is no exception.

A 280GE that’s done just 18,700km, from its steel wheels and flat-red paint to its checked upholstery, it’s every inch a classic 460-series G-Wagen.

But with its sirens, kitted-out interior and the hose transporter hitched to the back, it is ready to go to work.

Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed
Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed
Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed
Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed

The fact it’s received attention from respected, long-term Mercedes-Benz specialist Lorinser is reassurance that it doesn’t just look good, it is in top condition, too.

The 460 is the original generation of G-Wagen, built between 1979 and 1992, and with its 2746cc, straight-six M110 engine, this fuel-injected 280GE was the most potent available.

Plus, it has power steering, as well as diff locks on the front and rear axles.

And now it could be yours… for €55,000.

Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed
Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed
Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed
Classic & Sports Car – The classic Mercedes G-Wagen fire truck you never knew you needed

“It doesn’t look like the vehicle saw too much rough action, though, because it is in excellent technical condition,” reports Lorinser’s Managing Director, Marcus Lorinser.

Despite this, the firm treated the body and wheels to a fresh lick of paint.

Open the split tailgate to reveal an organised, hard-wearing storage area. And if you thought that hose-hauling trailer hitched to the fixed towbar looked old, that’s because it’s from 1965 – it is 18 years older than the vehicle towing it.


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