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Overland Classifieds :: 1993 Mercedes Puch 230GE High Roof Camper

The classic G-Wagen, like the Land Rover Defender and Toyota Land Cruiser, is widely considered an overlanding icon. It is one of the 4WDs by which all others are measured and remains one of the best options for round-the-world travel. Even though they aren’t as numerous as Defenders and Land Cruisers, it’s no surprise that this legendary vehicle is a popular choice on our forum, with recent examples including this 1983 G-Wagen and a more contemporary 2007 G55 AMG. The G-Wagen, or Gelandewagen, is also a popular rig with the team here at Expedition Portal and was selected as an Overland Journal Project Vehicle. If you’d like a better idea of how this relatively compact 4WD can be outfitted for travel, then check out these feature pieces on EarthCruiser’s Mercedes Benz G-Pro Escape, and my personal favorite, 4×4 Panda’s 1998 Puch 290GD. Today’s low-mileage (34,000 miles) 1993 230GE is priced at a bargain $29,000 and has to be one of the best-value rigs we’ve seen in a long time. Less than 1,000 of these hardtop versions were made, and this particular example features a well-equipped camper conversion. If you’re interested, don’t hang around, as this will sell quickly.

From the Seller:

For sale is our 1993 Puch (Mercedes) 230GE with automatic transmission and 34,000 miles. Sleeps two comfortably, solar panels, sink. Lots of space in a small footprint. Needs nothing. Ready to go anywhere.”

1993 Mercedes Puch 230GE

The 230GE is fitted with a 2.3-liter motor that produces 121 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. A dependable engine is matched with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to a rugged 4WD system engineered by Steyr-Daimler-Puch. The company outfitted this G-Wagen with a dual-range transfer case and a locking rear differential. This vehicle was designed to be a hardcore military off-roader and thus is almost entirely void of driver comforts from the factory. That may sound like a negative, but it means there are fewer complicated electrical systems to go wrong.

Distinguishing Features

  • Mighty Max 100-amp-hour battery with two 100-watt Renogy solar panels
  • Falken Wildpeak A/T tires
  • LED headlights
  • Project-Camper magnetic shades

This 1993 Mercedes Puch 230GE High Roof Camper is listed for $29,000 and is currently located in Eastern Pennsylvania. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.