MERC 300GD 1994 R330k?!





Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kyalami
    Posts
    590
    Thanked: 1

    Default MERC 300GD 1994 R330k?!

    Is this car really worth it?! Seems very expensive for 260k km on the clock

    http://www.frey.co.za/forsale/merc300gd/default.htm
    --Kar

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Centurion
    Age
    35
    Posts
    4,430
    Thanked: 25

    Default

    I personally think he is smoking very good stuff!
    Adriaan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Centurion
    Age
    33
    Posts
    871
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    It even has a removable bullbar...

    Mind you, I would not mind having it!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Centurion
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,820
    Thanked: 74

    Default

    Price aside. That is one good looking vehicle!
    2011 VW Amarok BiTDI DC 4Motion
    (Ex) 2007 Mitsubishi Triton 2.5 DID DC 4x4
    (Ex) 2001 Mitsubishi Colt 2.8 TDI DC 4x4

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,684
    Thanked: 19

    Default

    Those G class mercs are very sought after, thus the price. A 198something bastard with ford motor, holden gearbox and opel seats easily go for R150k+

    I would love one. Merc Benz are building a few for the Aus army in RHD and are bringing it to SA. Has a 2.8 CDI No word on price last I heard but we were looking at R800 000

    For that $ I would have a Disco4
    Sold Land Rover 110 Tdi Hard top.
    Crank driven compressor http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=42059

    Sold: 2000 Discovery2 V8 Auto

    Current: 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R: Mommy wagon, strapped to a rocket. What a car!

    Orra call sign B226

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South of the Lentil Curtain
    Age
    40
    Posts
    507
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    It's mine now! I didn't pay R330k for it though.

    Condition is good for a '94. Mileage aside but it is a NA 3L straight six diesel so I expect a few more kms from her yet.

    Put some Kumho KL71s 31x10.5x15s on it and had to do a few things to it but she is going well. 83kW is not a lot but better than I thought. Parts prices are half of my ML and much easier to work on.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Johannesburg
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,082
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    Speek to ZuluCowboy he runs that same motor on veg oil. I thought the 300D was a 5 cyl though.
    Godzilla - 1997 Range Rover 4.6 HSE
    Monty - 1972 Series 3 LWB (moved on)

    "Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    -John Wayne

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kyalami
    Posts
    590
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by munga View Post
    It's mine now! I didn't pay R330k for it though.
    Condition is good for a '94. Mileage aside but it is a NA 3L straight six diesel so I expect a few more kms from her yet.
    Put some Kumho KL71s 31x10.5x15s on it and had to do a few things to it but she is going well. 83kW is not a lot but better than I thought. Parts prices are half of my ML and much easier to work on.
    How much did you pay?
    --Kar

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Kempton Park
    Age
    52
    Posts
    13,857
    Thanked: 977

    Default

    5 cyl diesel
    Turnkey Construction Projects, Commercial, industrial, Domestic
    Importers: Diving gear, Compressed air cylinders for diving and airgun industry, 4x4 equipment.
    Manufacturers: Pofadder Kinetic ropes, Recovery kits, Synthetic winch ropes
    Vehicles: Modifications and installations, Special application vehicles
    Driver training: 4x4, Defensive
    [email protected]
    +27824453301

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,684
    Thanked: 19

    Default

    Welldone!! Enjoy her
    Sold Land Rover 110 Tdi Hard top.
    Crank driven compressor http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=42059

    Sold: 2000 Discovery2 V8 Auto

    Current: 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R: Mommy wagon, strapped to a rocket. What a car!

    Orra call sign B226

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hillrise, Kempton Park
    Age
    65
    Posts
    1,635
    Thanked: 692

    Default

    Congrats
    You now own the best 4x4 ever built. Voted the best 4x4 international last year AGAIN.

    I had one for 14 years, (a 1981) model, sold it due to old age (the G!) and missing it ever since. If I could afford I would've bought it too. Remember this one is the permanent 4x4 model! The new edition is available in SA already and starts at above R700k. This is one vehicle one cannot appreciate if one did not own it.

    The best. THE BEST

    Mine on an earlier excursion in the Klein letaba River

    Here we dug in deliberate to show how the double diff locks saves one... every time!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    42
    Posts
    68
    Thanked: 21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    5 cyl diesel
    ZuluCowboy runs the 5cyl OM617, the 300GD discussed here is the OM603 6 cyl.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South of the Lentil Curtain
    Age
    40
    Posts
    507
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Ja the OM617 is legendary for longevity. I have had 2 W123 300Ds. Still got one. But only 65kW.

    OM603 is a 6 cylinder with an aluminium head. They also have a good reputation for longevity. Only 83kW in 2.4 tonnes does not a sports car make. She does go nice though.

    The way that I see it is that this car is a W463 and replacement would be the G350 Bluetech at R1.3Mil. She can run on 500ppm and relativley few electronics and easy to work on.

    Mercedes also makes it quite easy to get parts and the logistics and backup is excellent which makes owning an older car a pleasure when you can get parts (sometime less than you would think, not always though ). Not always apparent when making choices on what car to buy and putting a value to it.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South of the Lentil Curtain
    Age
    40
    Posts
    507
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ne3M View Post
    How much did you pay?
    How much would you have paid?

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kyalami
    Posts
    590
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by munga View Post
    How much would you have paid?
    I dunnow, must I answer this with another question?
    --Kar

  16. #16
    martct Guest

    Default

    great 4x4...love to have one...

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    37
    Posts
    2,450
    Thanked: 35

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by munga View Post
    How much would you have paid?
    That one was in gr8 nick - tough to put a value on such a car. Depends on how much the buyer wanted it. Personally 150k would be my cut-off for a 300 g-wagen of that vintage.
    Kia Sorento 2.2d A/T
    Honda CRV 2.0 A/T



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South of the Lentil Curtain
    Age
    40
    Posts
    507
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Only know of one that sold at an absolute bargain price of R110k but was a '91 model. Mine is a '94 with a slightly better spec.

    I got a valuation for R225k for mine which my insurance company have accepted...
    Last edited by munga; 2011/05/12 at 01:02 PM.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South of the Lentil Curtain
    Age
    40
    Posts
    507
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ne3M View Post
    I dunnow, must I answer this with another question?
    I am just interested in what you think a fair value is for it based on the above statements?

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South of the Lentil Curtain
    Age
    40
    Posts
    507
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Swys14 View Post
    That one was in gr8 nick - tough to put a value on such a car. Depends on how much the buyer wanted it. Personally 150k would be my cut-off for a 300 g-wagen of that vintage.
    I wanted it bad but not R330k bad... Remember this 300GD is not the 460 (with om617 motor W123 era) series it is the W463 (luxury) series with OM603 motor (W124 era). I don't think you will get one very easy for R150k. As stated earlier by someone else these cars are quite rare and have a kind of cult following so people tend to pay a premium for them when they do come up for sale especially in good condition.

    You will get better all round value for a 100GX 'cruiser/Prado or Patrol IMO. As I have said before I find it difficult to get excited by a car built by a man who gets excited about harpooning whales and buying used school girl underpants. I prefer my cars bolted together by men in leather pants! Doesn't make the car any better or worse. This was a totally paasion buy on my behalf. I have always wanted a G wagen.

    Different strokes for different folks, I guess?
    Last edited by munga; 2011/05/12 at 01:10 PM.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How likely is your vehicle to be stolen?
    By mvcoller in forum The 4x4 Pub
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 2010/12/18, 03:10 PM
  2. Hardbody vs Merc vs Trop Skape
    By Kreefstert in forum The 4x4 Pub
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 2010/07/14, 02:32 PM
  3. G-wagon 300gd
    By JJP in forum Mercedes
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 2009/11/08, 11:52 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •