G-Wagens are just as ubiquitous in the overlanding realm as Land Rover Defenders and Toyota Land Cruisers, and for good reason. They’re military-grade trucks built to last and engineered to take on almost any terrain you can throw at them. But if you want one, you don’t need to spend $122,400 on a brand-new 2017 G 550 (base). Got $8,500? A beautiful 1984 230GE 4×4 LWB awaits.
Despite being filled to the brim with luxury appointments and being driven more regularly a status symbol, the modern G-Wagen is still incredibly capable off-road. But if you’re looking to travel down more fire service roads than city streets and you can do without heated seats, wood trim and radar-guided cruise control, this particular 230GE is your car. It’s a rebuilt beast with a new and incredibly pretty Mercedes-Benz Granite Gray paint job and original plaid interior. It’s spartan, to say the least, but that’s half the charm. Which is enough to make you overlook the fact that the A/C doesn’t work. Hey, it’s under $5,000. Just think of the $117,400 dollars you have left put into a new unit. Also, maybe cupholders, if you need to be that pampered.
Editor’s Note: The price listed reflects the bid at the time of publishing.