Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1980 Mercedes-Benz 250GD Cabriolet, finished in Signal Yellow with a black soft top and a grey plaid interior. Although developed as a military vehicle in the mid-1970s, the W460 civilian Geländewagen models were first sold in 1979 and have been popular ever since among well-heeled buyers who can afford the exclusivity of a hand-built Mercedes. The short wheel base convertibles like this one are, in this writer's opinion, the most charming and versatile of the lot.
Paint shows to a good driver standard. Like any G-Wagen from this era that hasn't undergone an expensive restoration (and with a stratospheric asking price to match), this truck does have some rust. It's more solid than most at this price point -- the most significant trouble spot is the rear valance, beneath the tailgate where the spare tire carrier latch is located. A replacement panel is included with the sale. Interior has seen diamond plate added the floors but is otherwise stock, with original plaid upholstery on the door panels and seats.
Air conditioning? Stereo? Cruise control? Ha. If you want those conveniences get a new G550. But what you do get with a classic G-Wagen is the only vintage 4x4 of its kind with three locking differentials,a five-speed manual transmission and a normally-aspirated Diesel that while admittedly slow, will run, literally, forever. This example runs and drives great and is ready for whatever adventures you want to throw at it. For more information about this 1980 Mercedes-Benz 250 GD for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.