Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Nik Greene’s years of G-Wagen ownership and experience; learn how to spot a bad example quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional.
Codenamed W460, the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, with its boxy, square edged no frills look, set out to be Stuttgart’s answer to the Range Rover. However, by going back to Gottlieb Daimler’s premise of ‘Nothing but the best’ it quickly took its place throughout the world as ‘The Best 4X4.’
The Essential Buyer’s Guide will navigate you through the various model changes, starting from the simple hand-built W460, through to the more luxurious market of the W463. You will find details of model changes, engine specifications, and issues that you may come across when looking to buying one of the best purpose-made vehicles around.
Nik Greene has written many feature articles and regular copy for popular classic car and club magazines in the UK and France, and his passion for Mercedes cars has steered him towards researching and writing for one of the elite motor manufacturers. Having restored many cars, his present stable of cars includes the Mercedes W126 S-Class 560SE and his beloved Mercedes G-Wagen, as well as several classic Citroens and Renaults.
Period Covered: 1979-2006
Models Coverd: Mercedes G-Wagen 1979 to 2006, Model 460, 461 and the 463 up to 2006, Includes AMG specials
Mercedes-Benz has been producing the G-Wagen for 40 years, and has delivered a total of some 300,000 units to customers around the world. Its still striking appearance, plus outstanding engineering, has secured this Mercedes-Benz off-roader cult status in the automotive world, and made it one of the most coveted vehicles of its type on the market.
This book will enable you to avoid the most common pitfalls and faults that otherwise can ruin the ownership of the mighty G-Wagen.
The Essential guide is packed with the sort of advice only normally obtainable from years of experience; it will act as your own personal marque expert.