These restored G-Wagens are the coolest thing in the world
The G-Wagens, sometimes referred to as G-Wagons, you see here were built between 1990 and 1993, and now they've been fully restored by a company called Expedition Motor. They look tremendous, and you buy them if you want.
In the early 1990s, Mercedes-Benz supplied the Germany army with 250GD versions of the G-Wagen, which became colloquially known as the "Wolf." Now, this company based in New Jersey has begun a "little project", restoring these former military models with painstaking attention to detail. The G-Wagen you see here, for example, is a 1992 Mojave Silver 250GD and Expedition says each vehicle requires over 1,000 hours of work.
What they do is they start by disassembling the entire car, down to bare metal, and then they build back up again making sure everything is as it should be. They repair or replace anything and everything, meaning the five-speed gearbox is as good as new, and so are the axles, the brakes, the new springs. and then they fit LED headlights.
The cars were built when nomenclatures mattered, which is why under the bonnet of a 250GD, you'll find a 2.5 L diesel engine with brand new water pump, belt and pistons. You can choose between a variety of colours, new bumpers, new grilles, a front winch, and even a jerry can if you want one. The car you see here comes with vinyl interior in brown, which is as vintage as it gets.
Expedition Motor Company says the process takes 12 to 16 weeks, with prices starting at $90,000 (£73,500) for the finished product. It sounds reasonable, doesn't it?