1995 Mercedes 500GE Designo
Spotted for sale is a 1995 Mercedes 500GE Designo for $59,999 USD. The seller imported this car from Japan in the fall of 2018. As you may already know, the 500GE is a rather unique Mercedes model in the history of the W463 G Wagons. This is one of the first production V8 Gelandewagens ever produced, with fewer than 500 ever built in 1993/1994. These were never originally for sale in North America. It features a 5.0 M117 V8 (MB realized that the M119 didn’t fit in the W463 engine bay), 4 speed automatic transmission with high / low transfer case and locking center and rear differentials. The exterior is metallic purple with very few blemishes. The wheels are rare late ’90s AMG 18″ wheels with brand new Continental tires. The interior is in great shape (no rips or tears in the leather) and features power front heated seats, cold air-conditioning, and hot heat. All panels are the original Designo two tone black and gray leather. This one does nto come with the Webasto Heater which is positioned on the passenger side of the engine compartment just behind the headlight. These are not well known in the USA. They early G Wagons are a joy to own. We shall see whether the seller can get the asking price. I hope he does get it!
VIN is WDB46322817089735
Price $59,999 USD
No warning lights on the dash, no smoke from the exhaust, runs and drives well. No rust or rot.
Over $10,000 in recent service performed by a classic MB specialist in Minnesota (have receipts). I also have an English owners manual and annual inspection records from Japan.
Clean Minnesota title.