Rare Restored Military Specification 1997 Mercedes G Wagon G Class SWB 290D LHD

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A stunning and comprehensively overhauled Left Hand Drive Mercedes G290D that is a factory military spec with uprated chassis and many other enhancements.

I bought this from a specialist supplier in Holland and have spent much time and money turning it into my dream ‘G. I wanted it to be usable as a daily driver so upgraded a few areas to make it more usable. It has the desirable and super durable 5 cylinder 2. 9 litre naturally aspirated diesel mated to the equally tough 5 speed manual gearbox that is a pleasure to use. The transfer case and locking differential are also in fine order.

The bodywork is in great condition with no rust or major marks and it has been fully repainted in iconic Audi Nardo Grey and looks stunning. Various exterior trim components have also been restored and professionally powder coated meaning this car looks very sharp and cohesive. Inside the floors have been painted in colour matched Raptor paint for an ultra tough and durable finish and have been fitted with heavy duty rubber floor mats. In the back the foldable rear jump seats are in great condition also. The front seats are also in great condition with their original period fabric still in great condition and commensurate with the low mileage.

Everything works as it should with no noises, smoke, smells etc and it drives beautifully with no slack or wear anywhere. The mileage is 76,000 kilometres (47,500 miles) and the interior surfaces and materials are testament to this low figure. The overall suspension, power assisted steering and bushes are also in great shape. It has a reinforced military / government spec construction which is tougher than the standard G Wagon set-up (already itself pretty bomb proof) and this model includes special hooks to allow it to be lashed down to a pallet for transport or to be attached to a helicopter and flown to areas over the battlefield. This particular G Wagon has had an easier life though, originally being an event car for the Amsterdam police force.

The original heavy duty reinforced 16” steel wheels have been refurbished and fitted with uprated higher profile dual purpose tyres. There are also extensive upgrades to the exterior lighting to make driving at night safer especially in remote areas. I have fitted a high quality LED dipped and main beam headlight kit to provide great visibility and a more modern, higher specification style which is complimented by an upgraded set of fog / daytime running lights, again powered by LED’s. I have fitted a new sound system including a new head unit featuring USB and Aux connections.

When I got it I had it fully checked over and serviced using high quality filters and the correct synthetic oil (nothing further due for at least another 10,000 miles and even then it will only be a minor oil service) The coolant, brake, transmission, differential and axle fluids were renewed at the same time as well as the front brake discs and brake pads. The internal sections have also been waxoiled and the underside of the car undersealed.

I have loved building and using this car, it has turned out better than I’d dated hoped and drives brilliantly.

Viewing and inspection is available is Cheshire and if you have any questions please feel free to ask and thanks for looking.

Specification: Rare Restored Military Specification 1997 Mercedes G Wagon G Class SWB 290D LHD





Drive Side

Left-hand drive

Safety Features

4-Wheel Drive, Immobiliser, Rear seat belts

Country/Region of Manufacture


Previously Registered Overseas


In-Car Audio

AM/FM Stereo

Interior/Comfort Options

Power-assisted Steering (PAS)



Metallic Paint





Tow Bar

V5 Registration Document


Independent Vehicle Inspection




Engine Size










Previous owners (excl. current)


Body Type



4 WD


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