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|Address||Vancouver, BC V6H3R4
|For Sale By||Owner|
|Body Type||SUV, Crossover|
|No. of Doors||5|
|No. of Seats||5|
1993 Mercedes Benz 500GE G500 Series|
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: blue
title status: clean
500 GE 1993 limited edition
The limited edition 500 GE was never officially offered to the public. Mercedes Benz marketing folks doubted that there was a market for a 200,000 Deutschmark 4x4. So, instead of printing brochures etc and offering it to a large audience MB salesmen in Germany casually told owners of S-Class and G-Class about the prospect of a V-8, 240 HP luxury version of the G. Within one year they signed close to 500 contracts - without anyone ever seeing pictures or a vehicle on display.
So, pretty much salesmen's pitching and word of mouth sold this rare Gelaendewagen. Customers interested in this vehicle were given silver tie clipswith an engraved G silhouette when signing the contract. Later, with the delivery of the car they received a framed artist engraved rendering of the 500GE - numbered and signed!
The 500GE is the only Gelaendewagen without the obligatory 3 differential locks - it had only center and rear differential locks.
I had originally purchased the G-wagon as a long term vehicle, but plans have a way of changing when we least expect. So ...... unfortunately the vehicle needs a new owner.
I believe the vehicle is now ready for a Collector plate under the " Limited Production" section in ICBC's criteria which is available for Limit Production of less than 1500 units for worldwide production. But being a 93 its only a couple of years away anyways.
The vehicle has much work done in the last two years,
- all the camshaft's, rocker arms and lifters have been replaced
- fuel pumps, accumulators, and fuel lines replaced
- air/fuel mass flow regulator has been replaced
- O2 sensor has been replaced
- all hose and vacuum lines have been replaced
- brakes and calipers have been replaced
- new all season radial tires
- new snow tires mounted and extra rims
- Oil and filters have been changed every 5000km's since purchasing
- other maint and improvement items
Drives beautifully, and is a just plain fun.
The nice thing about the G-Wagon series is that everyone one made is built in the same factory in Austria, and is still the only Mercedes Benz model that continues to be hand built.
This is an excellent investment vehicle, I believe that this is one vehicle that is going to go up in value instead of down like most do. And with Collector plates it just makes good sense if you ever thought a G-Wagen was something you would like.
G500,500GE,G-Wagon, G-Wagen, SUV, Collector,
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