The Mercedes G-Class, also known as the G-Wagen, is a luxury off-road SUV that has been in production since 1979. Originally designed as a military vehicle, it quickly gained popularity among civilians for its ruggedness and luxury features. Throughout the years, the G-Class has undergone several updates and upgrades, but its iconic boxy shape and off-road capabilities have remained unchanged.
One notable model from the early years of the G-Class is the 1981 G230 with the 2.3L petrol engine. This was the first model to be offered with a petrol engine, which was a significant departure from the diesel engines that had been used in previous models. The 2.3L engine offered a more powerful and refined driving experience, making the G230 a popular choice among luxury off-road enthusiasts. The 1981 G230 is also known for its advanced features, such as the new dashboard design, power steering and the option of a 4-speed automatic transmission. This model was considered as one of the most advanced and luxurious off-road vehicles at the time and still considered as one of the most desirable model among collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Introducing our 1981 Mercedes G230, a true classic off-road SUV that has been beautifully maintained and kept in a really original condition. This lady is a true head-turner with her striking red paint job, which is the original launch color and was repainted recently. The new convertible soft top adds a modern touch to her classic elegance, making her perfect for sunny days and open-air adventures. To add comfort, special covers were made for the frame of the convertible roof.
Her original cloth interior is in pristine condition, a true testament to her well-cared for past. Most of them were delivered with a black interior, so seeing an original interior in a different color is quite special. She received a major service in 2018, including the replacement of most fluids, a new water pump in 2019, and 4×4 pumps revised. Also her carburetor was revised back in 2019. Her rust-free and clean body are a true rarity and her mechanics are in great shape, making her ready for the road and her next chapter with her new owner.
This G230 is not just a car, she’s a piece of Mercedes-Benz history. Her previous owner was a Dutchman and the owner before that was the president of the G Club in Italy. This G230 has been well-loved and well-maintained throughout the years. Her number plate Hel 1 (Hel één in Dutch) is a special touch, as it was chosen by her recent owner as a tribute to his daughter named Heleen. She is currently registered in Belgian and comes with the original booklets.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to own a piece of Mercedes-Benz history and a true classic off-road SUV. With her striking red paint job, her new convertible soft top, and her rust-free and clean body, she will be sure to turn heads wherever you go.