This Mercedes G-Class Took 1,000 Hours To Meticulously Restore

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You have to respect the amount of time and effort that went into this restoration project.

As one of the most capable off-roaders on the market, the mighty Mercedes G-Class can take a lot of punishment. As a result, there are plenty of old G Wagons that need restoring back to their former glory. Expedition Motor Company specializes in doing exactly that. This latest project, a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 250GD Wolf finished in Rubellite Red, took over 1,000 hours to meticulously restore, but the result is an achingly cool-looking G-Class capable of doing some serious off-roading.

"Our 250GD G-Wagen restorations are amazingly versatile, and Expedition Motor Company's new 1990 Rubellite 250GD rig is no exception," said Alex Levin, founder of Expedition Motor Company.

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"A vintage G-Wagen looks sharp just about anywhere it goes, and quickly sets itself apart from some of the other classic vintage trucks that have been commonly acquired by enthusiasts. Whether clients are in the city or out adventuring in the mountains or beaches, our trucks feature more modern capabilities in a sophisticated rig that immediately commands respect out on the road wherever it goes."

Powering the vintage G-Class is a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder diesel engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. As part of the meticulous restoration process, the off-roader is stripped down to the bare metal.

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Once it's been disassembled, anti-corrosive primer is applied before the components are completely restored and upgraded to modern standards, including the transmission, brakes, suspension and steering.

Inside, the interior is finished with brown vinyl-covered seats and doors complemented with bright orange stitching and a spartan dashboard that's period correct to the original 1990 build. To upgrade the cabin to modern standards, Expedition Motor Company has fitted new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and a modern entertainment system with Bluetooth, USB, and device plug-in support. The off-roader's original fold-down windshield and soft-top cabriolet configuration have also been retained.

Expedition Motor Company is selling this lovingly restored G-Wagon for $102,150 and is accepting commissions for other projects.

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