This 1990 Mercedes-Benz 250GD restomod took over 1,000 man-hours to complete

It’s by Expedition Motor Company
by Tom Harrison | Sep 26, 2020
PHOTO: TopGear.com

While we can’t speak to the quality of the Expedition Motor Company’s work, its new-old 1990 Merc 250GD certainly looks the absolute business.

The New Jersey-based outfit, which specializes in restoring and modifying ex-military Mercedes-Benz G-Class units from the early ’90s, puts over 1,000 man-hours into each of its builds. It strips Gs down to their component parts, down to bare metal, then builds them back up using restored and upgraded components.

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This one uses a bulletproof OM602 five-cylinder diesel engine and five-speed manual transmission. Its bodywork is finished in Rubellite Red, which is still available on some modern Mercs, and inside, there are wipe-down brown vinyl seats with contrasting orange stitching. The dashboard looks period-correct, but incorporates modern A/C and a Bluetooth/USB-ready stereo.

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These kinds of builds rarely come cheap. This particular G will cost its new owner, for it’s yet to find one, $102,150 (P4.95 million). Which isn’t actually that bad if you think about it. Tempted?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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