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1995 Mercedes 500GE Designo Found in Arizona

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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.

1984 Mercedes 280GE Bullet Proof G Class Found in Massachusetts

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1984 Mercedes 280GE Bullet Proof G Class

Spotted in Boston is a 1984 Mercedes 280GE Bullet Proof G Class for $50,000 USD. The seller states this it runs and drives well. It is completely armored and bulletproof. This vehicle is super clean, much recent service, low documented mileage, and has always been in climate controlled storage.

38k Miles, odometer reads in kilometers so its 61k km
280 6cyl
5 speed manual transmission
Walk on hood thick guage steel
Bullet proof glass and body
Kevlar floor protection
Explosion proof mesh in fuel tank
Bullet proof and deflecting grille
Thick guage bumpers front and rear
Bead lock wheels with ABS run flat inserts
A/C
360 degree rotating Recaro gunner seat
Gunner seat has Schroth 4-point harness
Seats 7 with seatbelts in 3 seats
Roof Turret
Offensive gun ports in side glass on 4 windows
New tires
Recent tune up
New battery
New fuel pump
New crank sensor
Runs and drives well
Hella fog lamps
Clean MA title

All Scheduled Maintenance.

Always garaged.

Custom wheels.

Looks & runs great.

Low mileage.

Must see.

New tires.

No accidents.

Non-smoker.

Runs & drives great.

Very clean interior.

Well maintained.

Would you want this bullet proof G Wagon ?

VIN: 00046023217901281

1993 Mercedes 500GE: Stainless Steel Brake Line Upgrade

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Mercedes 500GE: Stainless Steel Brake Line Upgrade

  I am in the process of planning my 1993 Mercedes 500GE restoration.  The 500GE has been a lot of fun to own and it is time to see what can be done to improve the braking system.  It has disc brakes up front but still has drum brakes in the rear.  I researched the idea of upgrading to disc brakes but it seems to be a very involved upgrade.   Unfortunately, I do not have access to mechanics with G Wagon expertise especially with this model that never officially came to the USA.   I have had the brakes flushed when I got the car just to establish a base line for my future maintenance work.   My  next task is to purchase stainless steel brake lines to see if that will help with pedal feel.   Its been brought to my attention that the correct brake line kit for the 500GE is the same as the G320 so I will start gathering the parts I need.  According to the diagram , the brake kit will include lines number 14 and number 35.  It is also recommended that I replace the differential hose which is another number 35 line.