1986 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen 280GE LWB

Lot: 834

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2.8L 1986 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen 280GE LWB automatic that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The much sought-after, classic G-Wagen (W460 variant).

This example has benefitted from a full, bare-metal, glass out respray in its original Metallic Blue. The vendor has and carried out many essential upgrades including the important (and very costly) genuine Mercedes-Benz plastic fuel tank upgrade with all new fuel pumps and lines and necessary parts. It also boasts brand new BF Goodrich AT tyres, which have been fitted all-round on the genuine factory option 15" alloy rims.
A custom stainless steel exhaust system has been fitted (and sounds incredible!), and the brown and beige (Burberry check) vehicle interior is genuine and in very good order without rips and tears.

The odometer displays 40,600 miles, but Mercedes records show a replacement engine being fitted at c70,000. A genuine and honest example offered in an unmolested original state and in great all round cosmetic condition. An appreciating classic Mercedes.


Lot Details

Registration: C492 NAW RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1986 Engine size: 2.8L
Make: Mercedes-Benz Odometer reading (miles): 143000
Model: G-Wagen 280GE LWB MOT expiry: 2017-05-09
Warranted: No Chassis number: WDB46023327046059

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Very fine for age and mileage.  The fresh paint gives a consistent shine.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


In very fine order throughout.  This is clearly a well cared for car as the seats and carpets are exceptional.

There are no cracks or damage to the dashboard.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Currently running a replacement engine which records suggest has covered just 70,000miles.  


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Smooth and precise gear changes.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Brand new tyres.  The underside of this car is indeed very good.


Minor: Major:


All working and in order.

Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history