Welcome Guest. ( logon | register )   
FAQ Member List Albums Today's Posts Search

PointedThree :  Vans, Trucks, SUVs and Other Forums : G-Class Photo Forum : My "New" 1995 G320

Page 1 of 1 1
My "New" 1995 G320
Topic Tools Message Format
Author
Posted 12/8/2016 4:28 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
My "New" 1995 G320

I picked up this very low mileage G320 from Germany earlier this year. It was imported with the help of a German acquaintance. Shipped to Long Beach California and federalized in Sacramento. It was 7 months from when I purchased it and finally received it in Portland Oregon. The last owner had turned 80 years old and stopped driving. He bought the car in 1996 and owned it for almost 20 years. The rear seats are the split leather bench that looks like they have never been used.

I pulled off the Atik rims that had a lot of flakey paint and put on a set of ET43 18" Ashtaroths with 33" tires. The 215 HP of this little in-line 6 m104 motor pushes the big tires around no problem. I have been working on some small deferred maintenance issues, but the car is in amazing condition.

I drove to Bend yesterday to pick up the rebuilt transaxle for my 78 Bus and visited with Kent and Kelly there as well. They bought my old beauty 460 300GD in 2008. I got a few nice pics at a stop on the Deschutes River just south of the Warm Springs reservation.


Edited by otiswesty 12/8/2016 4:31 PM




(River1.jpg)



(River2.jpg)



(River3.jpg)



(River4.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments River1.jpg (334KB - 1 downloads)
Attachments River2.jpg (342KB - 0 downloads)
Attachments River3.jpg (327KB - 0 downloads)
Attachments River4.jpg (303KB - 0 downloads)
#234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 12/8/2016 5:36 PM
gbenzer
Extreme Veteran




Date registered: Dec 2006
Location: Georgia
Vehicle(s): 2007 G-500, 2017 Audi Q7
Posts: 391
300
RE: My "New" 1995 G320

Very nice! Now you need to bring it east and ride with the boys here.
BTW do the 33" tires scrub at all?
#234728 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 12/8/2016 9:27 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
RE: My "New" 1995 G320

275/70/18 no rubbing
Would be fun to drive it around the country bumming beers from all the G community


This is the same tire on my old G500

Edited by otiswesty 12/8/2016 9:35 PM




(275-70-18.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 275-70-18.JPG (168KB - 0 downloads)
#234729 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 12/9/2016 8:28 AM
Inkblotz
Expert




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Georgia
Vehicle(s): 90 300GD "Thundering Turtle II", w/ 603A turbo
Posts: 3062
2000
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

Great looking truck. How are you enjoying the SWB? Drives and handles like a little sports car doesn't it.

Glad it worked out for you without any complications.
Enjoy it my friend.

Mark
#234730 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 12/9/2016 2:56 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

Ya, the handling is totally different than the LWB.
I really like it and use it as my DD.

The importation and RI process is frustrating and prolonged. It was hard to predict all the costs when the initial purchase decision was made, but the end result was still a good value overall. It is not hard to see how one could get potentially burned at various stages of the process though.
#234731 - in reply to #234730
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 12/11/2016 10:39 AM
amgtestdrivernj
New user


Date registered: Oct 2016
Location:
Vehicle(s):
Posts: 2

Re: My "New" 1995 G320

Otis that thing is sweet!
#234752 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 9/5/2017 3:40 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
RE: My "New" 1995 G320

A couple of recent pics with the new plates



(IMG_20170901_111032-750x1000.jpg)



(IMG_20170901_111016-1000x750.jpg)



(IMG_20170901_111045-1000x750.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_20170901_111032-750x1000.jpg (305KB - 1 downloads)
Attachments IMG_20170901_111016-1000x750.jpg (317KB - 0 downloads)
Attachments IMG_20170901_111045-1000x750.jpg (364KB - 0 downloads)
#237140 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 9/10/2017 11:25 AM
DUTCH
Administrator Doppelgänger




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: US, GA, Atlanta
Vehicle(s): 2000 G500 NMLE, 2015 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI
Posts: 9766
5000
RE: My "New" 1995 G320

otiswesty - 9/5/2017 3:40 PM

A couple of recent pics with the new plates


Did you move to Californicate?
#237160 - in reply to #237140
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 10/24/2017 10:55 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
RE: My "New" 1995 G320

I have family in southern California and figured it would be a better place to register it for future resale value. It is parked off the street and not driven much, so the California plates are not an issue here.

Last picture in Germany on the way to Bremerhavn. My friend Mario was driving it. He has been all through the Americas in his poptop 290 GD,
http://www.martinamario.de/





(Germany.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Germany.jpg (151KB - 0 downloads)
#237427 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 11/19/2017 4:32 PM
HolsonY
Member




Date registered: Oct 2017
Location: San Francisco
Vehicle(s): 18 G550
Posts: 18

Re: My "New" 1995 G320

<p> </p><p>What a beautiful G! I decided to order a LWB g550 but will be on the lookout for a sweet SWB like this. I had a rusted out 2 door XJ Cherokee that was one of my favorite cars and I think this its fancier German cousin. Does this have the M104 Dohc I6?</p><p>BTW, What color is your (I assume?) LWB in the background in one of the pics?</p>

Edited by HolsonY 11/19/2017 4:33 PM
#237670 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 1/4/2018 10:56 PM
H1LM002G55
Expert




Date registered: Mar 2010
Location: S Florida / Geneva / Jeddah
Vehicle(s): 500 GE, G55, G63, LM002, H1
Posts: 1773
1000
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

Beautiful!!! Congrats!!!
#238047 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 3/5/2018 4:34 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

HolsonY - 11/19/2017 1:32 PM

 

What a beautiful G! I decided to order a LWB g550 but will be on the lookout for a sweet SWB like this. I had a rusted out 2 door XJ Cherokee that was one of my favorite cars and I think this its fancier German cousin. Does this have the M104 Dohc I6?

BTW, What color is your (I assume?) LWB in the background in one of the pics?


Yes, it has the I-6 m104. Takes regular gas too.

The LWB behind is Capri Blue Metallic MB5366 color code
#238671 - in reply to #237670
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 11/6/2018 1:53 AM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

This went to a new owner in Virginia at the end of summer. It was definitely a fun car and we enjoyed owning it. I know the new owner appreciates that it is a rare special vehicle. The SWB 463 are going way up in value, especially recently, the short BA3 body was discontinued in 2011.



(Virginia.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Virginia.jpg (178KB - 0 downloads)
#240018 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 11/28/2018 11:48 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

Oops, make that Alabama. Birmingham Alabama to be exact.
Enjoy Chris
#240150 - in reply to #240018
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 12/18/2018 2:55 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
RE: My "New" 1997 G300

Well last year, I bought a SWB green G300 in Europe with the help of Guido Matthes. It is a diesel and is a nice driver. The condition is excellent with a black leather interior and I added a couple of nice options to it before shipping to save on freight costs later.

I picked it up from the registered importer Autostadt West in Sacramento last August. They did the RI work on the G320 as well. I made the original purchase in September 2017. I have yet to receive my Oregon title which is "in process." Another many month slog to be fully street legal. It is sitting back down in Calif right now on temp tags waiting for it's full glory in Oregon.



(G300td.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments G300td.jpg (155KB - 0 downloads)
#240255 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 12/31/2018 11:07 PM
RSF.Gunney
Regular




Date registered: Nov 2016
Location: Qatar
Vehicle(s): W460 - 280ge
Posts: 63
50
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

Wonderful wonderful little G.

I have an option on one of these right now 1991 300GE with original 80,000km on the clock, probably the only one in the country.
Single owner from new with full-service records from Mercedes, with some paint issues (nothing major and no rust) and a cracked windscreen, but the guy want $ 22,000 for it.

I've told him $19,000 and I'll take it (still a steep price), but these photos are not helping!
#240303 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 1/2/2019 6:19 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

RSF.Gunney - 12/31/2018 8:07 PM

Wonderful wonderful little G.

I have an option on one of these right now 1991 300GE with original 80,000km on the clock, probably the only one in the country.
Single owner from new with full-service records from Mercedes, with some paint issues (nothing major and no rust) and a cracked windscreen, but the guy want $ 22,000 for it.

I've told him $19,000 and I'll take it (still a steep price), but these photos are not helping!


Wow, nice low miles!
My G320 was low miles, but the G300 has seen a lot of pavement. With this age car it is a lot about condition as much as the mileage..

The 300GE seems like a good deal. Keep working him on the price for a few months.
#240311 - in reply to #240303
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 3/20/2019 4:05 PM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
RE: My "New" 1995 G320

Sticking with the vintage plate theme, I picked up a set of old style Oregon plates



(463BA3.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 463BA3.jpg (87KB - 0 downloads)
#240536 - in reply to #234725
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 5/14/2019 5:00 AM
TPONZ
Member




Date registered: May 2018
Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Vehicle(s): 93 W463 G300 SWB, BMW 535D MS & Porsche 944S2
Posts: 19

RE: My "New" 1995 G320

Hey just looking at these pics you posted a while back, Yes real nice car. I have to ask what size wheel spacers are you running ? Cheers
#240681 - in reply to #234728
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Author
Posted 5/16/2019 1:09 AM
otiswesty
Expert




Date registered: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle(s): G500
Posts: 2673
2000
Re: My "New" 1995 G320

No wheel spacers. It is a US spec 18" alloy from my old 2002 G500. The tire is a General Grabber AT2 tire in 275/70/18. A little over 33" tall. No interference, so no spacer required.
#240687 - in reply to #240681
Top of the page Bottom of the page
« View previous thread :: View next thread »
Page 1 of 1 1
Forum Jump :
All times are EST.  The time is now 5:48:25 PM.

Execution: 0.734 seconds, 108 cached, 18 executed.