ExPo: G-Wagen Registry

Scott Brady

1995 463 3.2L

Originally a Europa import, purchased new from a friend of mine. The truck was already well traveled before I took ownership, driving all the way to Saint John's in Newfoundland. I have owned it since 2009, and used it for everything from daily driving duties to MARSOC training. . .

The week I got it:

As it looks today:

1995 W463
3.2L Straight six with AMG head and exhaust. Recently rebuilt to factory specifications and AMG head.
4-Speed Automatic
ORC purple springs and Bilstein shocks
Factory tow pin bumper
G-Wagen Accessories winch plate with Viking 9,000lb winch and synthetic line
Factory front, center and rear differential locks
Factory 18" aluminum wheels with Falken Wildpeak 265/75 R18 tires (Road set)
Front Runner rack
Baja Designs HID lights (two spot, two driving)
Hood blackout panel (light glare)
G-Wagen Accessories sliders and exhaust protection
Front Runner interior net
G-Wagen Accessories rear bumper
G-Wagen Accessories antenna mount
G-Wagen Accessories rear ladder
G-Wagen Accessories spare tire locker
National Luna fridge
HK USP .45

Planned Accessories:
Hutchinson wheels and 8.25 Michelin XZLs or 255/85 R16 tires
HK MP5 ;)

Vehicle modification specification designed and installed by Thor at Thor Motorworks.


My rolling fridge


1982 300GD
617A 5 cylinder turbo
4 speed auto
Otherwise bone-stock
Oh, and the air horn
..and the dual Odysseys
..I think that's it.

photo #2 and #3 by Karl Volger.
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Don Raptor

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2003 G500
Front Runner roof rack
G-Wagen Accessories rear ladder
G-Wagen Accessories trailer hitch for the bike rack
ARB roof top tent

more on the way (winter is long in Michigan...)


My first G was a 1984 280GE which I ordered built new and picked up in Stuttgart. The shot is on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria shortly after we took delivery.

I kept it from 1984 to 2002 and a total of 111,000 miles. Unmodified, it took me to some pretty neat places.

My second and current G is a Europa Int'l G500 NMLE which I purchased used in 2002 and have added 67,000 miles till now. It, too, is stock except for 16" Atik wheels.

In my experience, the G is quite capable right out of Graz.


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2002 (MBUSA) G500
M113 5.0-liter V8 with 5-speed auto transmission
Front, center, and rear differential locks
Front brush guard

Purchased used in 2011 with less than 70,000 miles

Photo at dealership before purchase

Current modifications:
Removed factory running boards
Removed headlight grills
Powdercoated (black) turn signal guards, front and rear
MB mud flaps, front and rear
Front swaybar collars
VTS rocksliders
MB yellow/orange 2-stripe front and rear springs
King shocks with compression adjusters, front and rear
MB AMG pedals
MB Atik wheels, 7.5x16H2 with ET 63mm
BFG All Terrain KO, 265/70R16 117S
Garmin Nuvi 2757LM (7" screen)

Future modifications:
Cargo/storage system
2-meter amateur radio
Front Runner storage net system
VTS aluminum pulleys
VTS transfer case skidplate
Dual-battery system

Current configuration

Rear King shock installed

Front King shock installed (reservoir hose has not been secured yet in this photo)
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Our 2007 G500

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-Front Runner Full Size Roof Rack
-FR axe mount
-FR shovel mount
-OEM front brush guard (Black)
-Custom rear cargo area
-33" BFG Tires (275/70r18)
-Viking 30mm urethane spring spacers front and rear
-Viking Tow hitch and harness
-Rear ladder
-Front runner safe
-Rear seat covers in gray
-Front Runner grill cover for the spare
-Front Runner double gas can holder
-FR Wolf pack storage
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1984 300GD

Recently repurchased my 1984 G still working through all the parts. Basics are 300 Turbo Diesel, 5 speed transmission, Hannibal Roof rack.... many more extras


Low range

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Great thread, love seeing G's from all parts of the world.
From down south in Australia I have a 1982 280GE, its an auto and has the Mercedes auxiliary fuel tanks. Suspension is King springs and Koni shocks with 33" BFG mud terrains.
On the short term to do list is a 40mm body lift and 35" mud terrains, longer term is an OM606 engine transplant