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.”
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