DT: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 240GD Military-Spec

Available for auction is this highly original 1987 Mercedes-Benz W460 240GD 4x4. Representing the original “Geländewagen”, the W460 was built from 1979-1992 and is regarded as the purest expression of the G-Class with its rugged utilitarian design.  It was developed as a military vehicle following the suggestion from the Shah of Iran to Mercedes-Benz and has been employed by various militaries around the world ever since.  This right-hand-drive 1987 example is said to have been owned by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) while spending most of its life as military surplus in storage.  A true time capsule and a rare collector’s item, this G-Class is now being offered for auction by its owner out of the United Arab Emirates while showing only 425km on the odometer.

The military-spec olive-green matte finish is retained and shows patina from years of storage. The seller notes that some rust spots are visible and that some of the plastic pieces have been aged from sun exposure. Additional photos are provided in the gallery. The exterior comes equipped with an array of rugged accessories including headlight and turn signal guards, rear mud flaps, a rear-mounted spare tire carrier, gas can holder, and an integrated roll-over bar. The 16” steel wheels are finished in matching olive green and are wrapped in original off-road tires.

The cabin is upholstered with military green vinyl and features folding rear jump seats. Additional equipment includes a metal storage bin mounted behind the front seats, a passenger glovebox, and analog instrumentation including a speedometer, tachometer, amperage, fuel, and temperature gauges. Factory operating instructions remain affixed along with the original VIN tag.

The OM616 2.4L diesel inline-four engine was originally rated at 71 horsepower and 101 lb.-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. The seller notes that original factory fluids are in use and that the vehicle remains in running condition.

A true preservation piece, this 240GD offers a very unique opportunity for Military collectors and Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts alike.

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Comments (17)

  • UAE (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Wags it's old but basically new being driven for only 450km

  • Wags (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @UAE nice old car

  • Peterout 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,500

  • UAE (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Thanks guys for bidding but it seems that it is not even getting close to the reserve although I reduced it way below my initial value.

  • KPW415 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

  • Zarco 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • Wags 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,750

  • KPW415 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • Wags 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,750

  • KPW415 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • Wags 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • UAE (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I noticed that similar vehicles were used in the chase at Fast and the Furious 9 movie. This is exciting.

  • Zarco 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,250

  • Wags 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,750

  • Zarco 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,500

  • maseratidema 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • UAE (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Hi everyone,

    This is a unique opportunity to own this barely used G Wagon. The title is a civilian car title that can be registered and driven on the roads legally.
    Other than the age, this car is basically new. You can drive it and have fun. It has one of the most reliable bullet proof engines that MB made those days and can run for life with ease of maintenance. I did my best to take sufficient pictures and videos. Wish you a joyful bidding and Everyone,please be safe.

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DT: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 240GD Military-Spec
Buy Now: $25,000 Final Bid: $11,500