I have been working on Gwagens for my whole 18 year career as a mechanic with an independent Mercedes repair and restoration shop. I know these trucks well enough to know which one I wanted. This is it. In my view, the 463.241 is the purest (yet civilized) most radical stock off-road machine, period. Built like a tank, by hand with top materials. There is a big difference in my experience between the American Market G's and these previous. The Europa trucks have always felt to have a little more power and the steering has always seemed to offer better feedback. The interior feels roomier without a bulky center console and door panels. The transfer case shift is manual which leaves no doubt that you're engaged without having to rely on an often faulty electrical motor. There are no switches or computers in the doors to get soaked with rain. There are no c-class climate control buttons to break off and get lost. This being an early 2000, the instrument cluster is similar to an early 210 chassis which has only one central LCD display that rarely goes bad or loses pixels. The steering wheel is similar to those from late 140 chassis without buttons that get sticky and gross. Under seat compartments and an accessible battery by the cargo door rounds it all out. I have had a great three years enjoying the G experience on and off road but now I need a pickup because it can't fit enough bags of cement and lumber for my recent projects.
- Rebuilt top end of engine at around 80,000 miles soon after purchase (previous owner overheated it.) New head gaskets, valve stem seals, valves were cut and lapped.
- Spark plugs, crank and cam sensors, fuel filter, air filters, waterpump, thermostat, idler pulley, belt and tensioner.
- auxliary waterpump, heater valve and air conditioning compressor
- motor mounts
- tie rod, drag link and steering damper
- brake rotors front and rear with flush at 90,000 miles
- differential lock accumulators and switchover valves
- set of 5 BFG All Terrains (75% tread left)
- windshield and seal
- all 4 new door seals
- offroad hella e-code headlights with piaa extreme white bulbs, piaa yellow ion foglight bulbs, all new side markers with LED bulbs and newest LED license plate lights.
- transmission service at 100,000 miles with new conductor plate and pilot bushing
- Amsoil Synthetic gear lube in all 3 diffs.
- Front military tow pin bumper
- MB 7000 lb Trailer hitch with functioning American electric hook up
- modified exhaust with Thrush glass pack, all on the right side. (many compliments on the sound).
- No RUST.
- outer lower side moldings coming apart
- scratches in paint touched up
- small scratches on side window tints and rear cargo door tint
- stains on headliner around sunroof from previously clogged drains
- cracked left rear taillight lens sealed with silicone
- one auxiliary fan doesn't sound right
- dings around on the doors
- right rear bumper cracked slightly
- no spare tire cover
- some dark grease starting to show on front axle ball seals
Buyer is responsible for pickup and delivery.
The vehicle is located in Tenafly, NJ 07670
Sold AS IS. No Warranty. Make no mistake, this is MY truck, for sale by me, NOT my boss.
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