SOLD! MERCEDES BENZ 310 4x4, 25‘000km - ex Firefighter Truck converted into unique Expedition Vehicle

travel2explore

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SOLD!!
We’re selling our custom expedition vehicle, perfect for off-grid camping and exploring remote places.

Mercedes Benz 310 4x4 from 1991 with only approx. 26’000km (16’000miles) driven

- 2,3l Gasoline engine with 105hp
- 4x4 from Oberaigner (Austria)
- low range gear and rear diff. lock (It‘s not a fast car but it can take you anywhere)
- 65l original fuel tank plus 125l extra custom tank
- Liftkit with extra leaf of spring and shockabsorbers, aluminium rims (from Mercedes G-Klasse)
- Custom raised and poptop roof, spare wheel carrier and balcony in the back from Tembo Travel Services in NL (founder of Twiga Travel Cars)
- 1020w Solar power, 320ah Lifepo4 Battery, 3500w 12v to 230v Victron converter (for the poptop and induction cooker)
- 110l freshwater tank
- Katadyn water filter system for drinking water
- Autoterm 2D fuel heater
- 19l hotwater boiler (can be heated up with the heater or the 230v converter).
- Thetford induction cooker
- Inside shower and Simploo compost toilet, plus outside shower
- Dometic CRX-50 Fridge
- Dometic windows
- Awning 2.5x2m
- Air compressor and many many extras…
- Lightweight Flightcase interior (Adam Hall)
- 150x210cm bed in the pop top, 120x175cm bed / convertible couch with Lagun swivel table in the back
- Very comfortable driver and passenger seats from a VW T6 with wivel passenger seat

Will be for sale in August 2022. Currently in Panama, the van could be shipped to the US or elsewhere or driven anywhere between Panama and Mexico.
The car is still in perfect condition. It used to be a firefighter truck in the austrian alps with perfect maintenance. We are the first owners after the fire brigade and bought it with 7000km looking like new.

More photos can be found on IG www.instagram.com/travel2explore.ch

Happy to answer any questions or video roomtour requests via email (info@travel2explore.ch)
 

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Erlenstar

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What a beauty! How do the interior and exterior dimensions compare to something I'd be more familiar with, like a low roof Sprinter 144? I assume there is plenty of headroom with the poptop up, but what's the interior height with it down?
 

travel2explore

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What a beauty! How do the interior and exterior dimensions compare to something I'd be more familiar with, like a low roof Sprinter 144? I assume there is plenty of headroom with the poptop up, but what's the interior height with it down?
Thx! :)
Poptop down there is still 185cm. Just checked the dimensions of a 144 Sprinter. Yes, its similar, the 310 its little longer/higher/wider, but not much..
 

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rruff

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- 2,3l Gasoline engine with 105hp
Wow, beautiful rig and a reasonable price... but such a tiny engine! Definitely a different paradigm compared to the US norm. It will be really slow going up steep mountain roads at altitude.

Elsewhere I've seen a figure of 14.5 mpg listed for a 310 with the 2.3l. Is that about right?

It's lighter than I thought. ~3500 lb original, with a 7000 lb max. https://autogidas.lt/en/auto-katalogas/mercedes-benz/310/602.012-1989-1995-k39957
 
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travel2explore

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Wow, beautiful rig and a reasonable price... but such a tiny engine! Definitely a different paradigm compared to the US norm. It will be really slow going up steep mountain roads at altitude.

Elsewhere I've seen a figure of 14.5 mpg listed for a 310 with the 2.3l. Is that about right?
Thank you!
And yes, it‘s definitely not the right car if you‘re a hurry, especially uphill… but gives you plenty of time to enjoy the views and look for nice offroad tracks 😉
we calculate with approx. 16l per 100km on highways. According to google equals about 14.5mpg
 

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