1988 Mercedes-Benz 240GD Wolf
Final bid:$18,500
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveEnded
12 bids, 12 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1988
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 240GD
  • VIN: 46131017061118
  • Mileage Shown: 44,939km (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Green
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Huntington, NY 11743
  • Lot #: V-0035859

A military off-road variant of the first-generation G-Wagon, the Mercedes-Benz 240GD Wolf has gained recognition for its strong chassis and rugged construction featuring full-time 4-wheel-drive, locking differentials, and solid axles. This 1988 example boasts military heritage with its current shade of green and matching canvas top, 16” steel wheels, and black vinyl upholstery. Reportedly an original Denmark army vehicle, this example was relocated to Poland before being imported to the United States. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York.

This Wolf variant comes finished in green with a matching removable canvas top and frame. Its boxy and angular bodywork is outfitted with a fold-down windshield, pronounced fender flares, a rear-mounted spare tire, rear mudflaps, and black-finished bumpers, mirrors, and side moldings. It rides on black-finished 16” steel wheels dressed in BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires. The seller states the vehicle was likely refinished at one point, and some spots of corrosion are noted which is most apparent on the rear passenger-side fender well. Additional images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin equips black vinyl-trimmed front seats, folding rear seats, and a rear storage box. Appointments include a 4-spoke steering wheel, VDO instrumentation, a passenger-side grab handle, center console-mounted differential controls, rubber floor mats, and a tool carrier behind the front seats. The upgraded Blaupunkt stereo is currently inoperable, and the odometer occasionally gets stuck. The seller reports that the key to open the passenger door and hatch is mismatched and currently locked, preventing those doors from being opened.

Power is derived from a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter OM616 diesel inline-four driving all four wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission. Performance features include locking front and rear differentials and power-assisted brakes. The seller notes an oil leak is present although the source has not been identified.

This sale will include a clean title. 


The seller would like you to know: “The car is charming and looks very cool. I've only driven it about 150 km and have attended a couple of cars and coffee with it.  Everyone loves it and asks what it is! It's a head-turner everywhere you go. It runs strong and needs some odds and ends sorted, but once they are, it should be an even better car than it currently is. A gateway G-Wagon for enthusiasts!”

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $18,500
  • Auction End: Nov 09, 2023 07:51:36PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 12
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Comments (24)

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  • Flo43 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $18,500

  • samaustin 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • seniormints83 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Flo43 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • seniormints83 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Flo43 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • samaustin 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • Flo43 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,200

  • JCP964 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,250

  • vintageautoimports (seller) 8 months, 1 weekago

    @ionyota I appreciate your constructive criticism, I've been as upfront as possible with all of my listings. Everyone thus far who has taken delivery has been more than satisfied. I do not advertise these cars as show pieces, or restorations. They're good-working, utilitarian, drivers cars. While not perfect, they are charming, and lots of fun to drive around and bring to shows.

  • vintageautoimports (seller) 8 months, 1 weekago

    @Christian.ross I believe the last time I commented on the price in one of my previous listings, the comment was removed. You can use resources like classic.com to see what the history of sales has been.

  • zink14 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • ionyota (registered bidder) 8 months, 1 weekago

    @seller, you can obviously do what you want, but if you’re going to import cars to flip it sure would be nice to have a more complete picture of the vehicle. It will also get you a better sale price.

    Having things in the listing such as: “it has an oil leak, but we don’t know where it’s leaking from”, and “I don’t want to test the lockers because I’m not sure if they work” is lazy and does not inspire confidence in the condition of the vehicle.

  • Christian.ross 8 months, 1 weekago

    @vintageautoimports For me it was more a question,
    What selling price do you expect?

  • vintageautoimports (seller) 8 months, 1 weekago

    @ionyota Unfortunately I'm not in a position to do those videos with the amount of time left, but I did successfully drive this car to PCAR Market headquarters and assisted in the photoshoot. It's about a 40-minute drive, with 30 minutes on the highway from where the vehicle is currently stored. All functions that you mentioned are working. Horn, Wipers, Lights, HVAC, Windows, etc.

    I do not feel comfortable testing the lockers since this car has no vehicle history, and I do not want to compromise getting it in a stuck position.

    The rattling is most likely the radio antenna/shovel/and jump seats moving around. The car is bare bones, with no insulation, etc. as pictured. It's a utilitarian former military vehicle.

    I hope that helps. Thanks for your interest.

  • vintageautoimports (seller) 8 months, 1 weekago

    @Christian.ross I'm unsure of what you mean regarding the price range. You would need to find a broker, pay their fee, shipping/transportation, and I would assume that you need to pay a customs/duty fee. In the US I believe it's 2 or 2.5% on the invoice amount, not sure about Canada. Then your province's registration, titling, etc. (Again, I have 0 knowledge of how this works in Canada) Hope this helps.

  • Flo43 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $2,800

  • CJWRacing33 8 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $690

  • ionyota (registered bidder) 8 months, 1 weekago

    @seller, can you get a complete driving video…acceleration, braking, turning, showing the vehicle at speed. You mentioned it cruises at 70. Let’s see all that and see the vehicle driving for a few minutes.

    Can you also show functionality of all dash controls, wipers, directionals, transfer case and lockers.

    What is rattling in the driving video every time you hit a small bump?

  • Christian.ross 8 months, 1 weekago

    @vintageautoimports Thanks for the answer.
    Year is 1988 so maybe possible to import, I will check, because of military version.
    What price range do you think?
    I am Very interested and can not write Zhou in private… is there a possibility

  • vintageautoimports (seller) 8 months, 1 weekago

    @Christian.ross Hi Christian, Im not sure what the export/import process is in Canada. I’m sure it’s possible. The transmission and clutch operate smoothly.

  • Christian.ross 8 months, 1 weekago

    Please contact me
    I am interested and have some questions.
    Is it possible to import the car to Canada,
    What production year is it?
    And any issues with transmission clutch or so?

  • vintageautoimports (seller) 8 months, 1 weekago

    @Jack1954 I'm sure other owners can answer, but generally, I don't like traveling faster than ~70mph or ~100-120kph

  • Jack1954 (registered bidder) 8 months, 1 weekago

    What is the usable speed in one of these in high gear?

1988 Mercedes-Benz 240GD Wolf
Final bid: $18,500 Ended
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