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Posted 2/21/2009 5:47 PM
megadiesel

Date registered: Dec 1899
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Potential 300gd owner

Hi guys how's it going? I am new here, I hang out alot on benzworld.org. I am thinking about picking up a Mercedes 300gd in the future. I want one that has the 617 motor in it. Living in USA how had are these to find? What years came with that motor? Any information is appreciated.
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Posted 2/22/2009 6:46 AM
Inkblotz
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Georgia
Vehicle(s): 90 300GD "Thundering Turtle II", w/ 603A turbo
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Re: Potential 300gd owner

Megadiesel

The 300GD came from the factory with the 617 engine. This is the Non-Turbocharged engine. The most common upgrade was to replace it with the 617A (aspirated IE turbocharged) engine from the sedans of that era. 1982 -85: 300D, 300TD, 300CD, 1979-85 300SD. Pretty much a direct swap. From the factory the 300gd never had the 617A in it.

They come up for sale on EBay every once in a while and check here for a site dedicated to G-wagons: http://www.clubgwagen.com/classifieds/ads.php

Go here for a little more history: http://www.g4rce.net/engl/models.html

Fill in your profile and peruse the G-wagon area for a lot of valuable information.
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Posted 2/22/2009 11:54 AM
megadiesel

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Thanks Inkblotz I appreciate the information...Happy Driving.
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Posted 3/12/2009 6:28 PM
Ed Mclass
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Vehicle(s): 1958 180a, 2010 GLK, 2000 G 500, 2005 SLK 350
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Re: Potential 300gd owner

I owned a 1985 model. 5-speed. Great fun, just don't be in a huury.
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Posted 2/2/2011 3:09 PM
longtallsally
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Date registered: Dec 2010
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Vehicle(s): '85 300GD
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We've got a 1985 300GD cabrio that we like quite a bit. However we're in Germany which is where we got it but hope to bring home...
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Posted 11/9/2016 7:54 PM
bluegg
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Date registered: Nov 2016
Location: Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle(s): 1985 300GDT, 2003 Beetle 1.8t S, 1982 F350 SC Dual
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It's not so bad once you realize you have to scrounge your engine parts from mid eighties 300D models or deal with the dealership who won't even know the 300GD existed unless he was a rapper fan. The good thing though is the mid eighties Mercedes were well cared for by the real mechanics of that era. Gone are those days.
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