The Mercedes G-Wagon is assembled by hand in Graz by Puch. Originally ordered as a military vehicle during the seventies by the Shah of Iran, a great shareholder of Mercedes Benz at that time. It has been in non-stop production since 1979. It’s design is the everlasting timeless type and the off-road capabilities are legendary. This car has truly become a cult car worldwide.
It’s a 1984 280GE with the Mercedes 2.8 M110 engine installed, which is known to be one of the most reliable petrol engines around. It’s not controlled by computers or sophisticated electronics, meaning you can work on it yourself and it’s more reliable during overland expeditions.
Why petrol? Because it’s less polluting than diesel, has a more comfortable ride & can be outfitted with LPG to make this beast more macrobiotic acceptable and cheaper to run.
I figured since the pope has got one , why can’t I have one?