1980 Mercedes-Benz 300GD SWB 4-Speed
Final bid:$7,500
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveEnded
6 bids, 4 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1980
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300D
  • VIN: 46033217004019
  • Mileage: 22,300km (TMU)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Green
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Huntington, NY 11743
  • Lot #: V-0036589

The 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300GD SWB was introduced to the civilian market as part of the W460 series in 1979. Revered for its short wheelbase and maneuverability, it also equips a robust 3.0-liter inline-five diesel engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Featuring rear barn doors, this 300GD was imported from Poland and is now being offered for auction out of New York.

Featuring a short wheelbase configuration and rear barn-style doors, this G-Wagon comes finished in green with a black-finished front grille and rear spare tire mount along with matching bumpers, mirrors, and bodyside moldings. It rides on 16” slotted steel wheels with Mercedes-Benz logo center caps and Bridgestone Dueler A/T tires. Aftermarket roof-mounted lamps and additional taillights have been fitted. The seller notes that the exterior was likely refinished, the weather seals appear to have been painted over, the headlights are mismatched, one rear barn door is not opening, and some paint imperfections are present as well as dings and dents. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin is upholstered in grey patterned cloth with a black vinyl dashboard and center console as well as matching door panels. Equipment includes a two-spoke steering wheel, VDO instrumentation, an analog clock, a passenger footwell-mounted fire extinguisher, roll-up windows, and door storage pockets. The seller notes a few burn marks on the driver’s seat and the speedometer is currently the only functional gauge although the horn, wipers, and lights are working properly.

The 300GD equips a 3.0-liter OM617 inline-five diesel engine rated at 87 HP and 127 lb.-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The seller recommends bleeding the brake system based on the pedal feel.

This sale will include a clean title.

The seller would like you to know: This is not a perfect car, but a driver's car. It's charming and always gets attention on the roads, at car meets, and at events like cars and coffee. It needs standard maintenance and will continue to be a great entry-level G-Wagon collector car. The short wheelbase, barn door variant is rare and desirable in the G-Wagon community.”

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $7,500
  • Auction End: Nov 16, 2023 08:17:08PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 6
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Comments (10)

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  • Boostah 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • oldschoolporsche39 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • Boostah 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • oldschoolporsche39 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $2,651

  • Corgsofwar 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $2,401

  • vintageautoimports (seller) 7 monthsago

    @Rockster80 It appears that the center console was pushed in, but it may have broken tabs. I've tried to adjust it back a few times unsuccessfully. The speedometer and fuel gauge appear to be the only working gauges within the cluster. There is no RPM gauge on this cluster/model.

    I cannot say for certain there is no rust/bubbles, but it appears the entire car was repainted in a *truck* style. It's not the greatest when up close, but it presents well. It also appears that many bushings and suspension components were replaced and the entire undercarriage has been coated in a rust-preventative film.

    Regarding the stuck barn door, my best guess is that one of the latches is stuck. I tried to force the bottom bolt (where it's stuck) into an upward position and started to notice it bending. Therefore I stopped. It could be a very simple fix, but I'm not an expert.

  • vintageautoimports (seller) 7 monthsago

    @Jsachs71 Hi, the vehicle does not have A/C equipped.

  • Rockster80 (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Good morning,
    Interesting ride....especially with the cloak clak of a diesel.
    Photo 58.... the lower section of the center console that houses the vent adjuster appears broken...or was it just pushed in too far?
    To confirm, the Clinometer as well as the ancillary gauges in the main cluster...fuel...temp..rpm etc do not work...only the speedo?
    No signs of rust or bubbling anywhere?
    In your opinion...is the non functioning barn door due to being painted shut...or corroded hinges?

  • VantageAuto 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • Jsachs71 (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Does the vehicle have air conditioning?

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300GD SWB 4-Speed
Final bid: $7,500 Ended
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