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Posted 5/31/2006 7:48 AM
G350DT

Date registered: Dec 1899
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Anyone know this South African G

We want to get a G for the farm in RSA and I found this on ebay
Anyone Know it or is the seller on here.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-G-Class-Mercedes-G-Wag...

Edited by 230G 5/31/2006 8:08 AM
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Posted 5/31/2006 9:26 AM
Bier
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Vehicle(s): 1999 290GDT W461
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RE: Anyone know this South African G

Yes,

The owner is Andrew St Pierre White, well known in South Africa for his 4x4 websites http://www.4xforum.co.za as well as several books and DVDs. For more details on his G wagon see http://www.4xforum.co.za/cgi-bin/farmshop.pl?TP=g_class.html&ID=657... The only issue with that vehicle is the fact that it is registered in Lesotho, and he ran into problems trying to legally import the vehicle into South Africa.

I spoke to him about 3 weeks ago, and apparently the vehicle is in a very good condition. As far as I know, he only wants to sell because of the import issues. If you want to use the vehicle in SA, you will most probably also struggle to legally import the vehicle. A fair price for a late model W461 in South Africa is around US $50,000.00.

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Posted 5/31/2006 10:00 AM
G350DT

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So I take it that it is not in South Africa at the time ? ? ?
If it is I can just use it on the farm and it would not be on the road.
Then again in the Zululand area where the farm is 90% of the cars up there are not regestered.
I was driving down the N2 one night after dark and ran up on a PU Truck that had not one light working. Talk about a WOW WEE

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Posted 5/31/2006 10:01 AM
amzimmy
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: South Africa/Italy
Vehicle(s): GD300 1981, Alfa GT 3,2 V6, Alfa Brera Q4 3,2 V6.
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RE: Anyone know this South African G

230G - 5/30/2006 1:48 PM

We want to get a G for the farm in RSA and I found this on ebay
Anyone Know it or is the seller on here.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-G-Class-Mercedes-G-Wag...

230G, I guess the best is to put two lines in our G-Club in SA,

http://www.gwagenclub.co.za/

however, I can give you some connections if you are looking for a G here in SA. send me a PM and I will reply.

amzimmy
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Posted 5/31/2006 10:33 AM
Johann
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Date registered: May 2006
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Vehicle(s): 99 LWB 290GDT 81 SWB 240GD+ Cabrio
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Hi 230

We also have a farm in KZN close to Pongola. You should be able to pick up that G at a good price as it has been for sale over a year now.
If you NEVER officially go on to public roads it should be fine
Not sure how you are going to bring the G into the country though. Maybe as a tourist and just never take it out again?

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Posted 5/31/2006 10:37 AM
G350DT

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I may be able to but my wife is still holding a South African Passport so she is a tourist in the US ha
I will give him a ring and see what the deal is and if it is possible to move forward.
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Posted 5/31/2006 10:49 AM
Johann
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Date registered: May 2006
Location: Centurion, South Africa
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Good luck. If you ever need any assistance feel free to PM me.
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Posted 6/2/2006 5:31 PM
petermerle
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Date registered: Apr 2006
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RE: Anyone know this South African G

Richard,
IF you are looking for a G here you can also look at the autotrader website www.autotrader.co.za - browse the "Mercedes " section. There is also a yahoo group ( 115 members ) for South AFrican G owners at http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SAGW/.
PEter
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