This Beastly Ex-Military Mercedes G-Wagen Can Now Be Yours
— Updated on 29 January 2023

This Beastly Ex-Military Mercedes G-Wagen Can Now Be Yours

— Updated on 29 January 2023

Former military vehicles posses a special kind of charm. Like a nostalgic nod to the toy cars we played with as kids, there’s a bit of tongue-in-cheek utility to be enjoyed while cruising the big, bad streets of suburban Australia.

Now we’ve had our fair share of defence Land Lovers being converted into boot camp buses. But a Mercedes-Benz 240GD which once belonged to the Singapore Army is what’s earned our attention today — mostly due to the fact it’s currently being auctioned.

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The G-Wagen in question is a 1987 Mercedes-Benz (W460) 240GD “Wolf.” After serving however many tours with Singapore’s armed forces, racking up 14,500 kilometres, it now calls the United Kingdom home. 

The German 4×4 appears to have received a fresh lick of paint at some point (not a concourse job, by any means) and rides on a set of gloss-black 16-inch steelies. Factory goodies include a locking rear diff, headlight guards, towing couplings, hitch hook, folding rear seats, and a tailgate-mounted spare.

Inside, the cabin looks pretty untouched with only mild patina on the gauges, a bit of warping on the centre console trim, and some creasing to the seats. Like most metal trays that get used, there are scratches from sliding gear in and out and bits of light corrosion here and there.

Bidding ends soon, so we suggest getting a crash course in freight forwarding and throwing your hat in the ring. You’ve got some G63s to shame.

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Justin Jackie is an experienced freelance writer, with more than half a decade of expertise in the world of automotive reporting and reviewing. With a breadth of Australian-based and international experience, his by-line has appeared in the likes of the New York Times, T Magazine, Mr Jones, Prestige Online and more. 


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