A German tuner has just torpedoed your new car shopping list for 2020, because it’s offering used ex-military Mercedes-Benz G-Wagens from the ’90s from €15,200 (P850,000).
Time to cross off the Ford Fiestas you were planning on, one suspects. The used G-Wagens come via the German and Swiss armies, through to Lorinser. Lorinser is one of only 46 car dealerships in Germany able to use the ‘Mercedes-Classic Partner’ tag.
The ‘Puch’ G-Wagens being offered come in three-door long-wheelbase form, in either a convertible/eight-seat configuration, or hardtop/four-seat version, the latter featuring metal tables and two individual seats in the back, the former with folding seat benches. Said seats are covered in ‘robust’ leatherette. Well, of course.
Each G gets four-wheel drive and a four-speed auto gearbox, with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine...which may or may not have covered quite significant distance. Lorinser says that the prices range from €15,200 to €19,500 (around P1.09 million)—still a bargain in anyone’s book—dependent on mileage (45,000km to 202,000km) and the model year (1990 to 1996).
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.