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SOLD: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

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JimGee
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SOLD: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#1 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:20 am

PRICE: $35,000 USD or Best Offer.
Imported from Austria to Canada in January 2010 as a Fire/Rescue Vehicle with 39,950 kms. It now has 63,600 kms (39,520 miles)
2.3L I4 Stock Gas Engine with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission
4x4 Conversion performed new in Austria by Oberaigner Powertrain GmbH, an approved upfitter/partner for Mercedes-Benz. The 4x4 system is based on the W460/461 Series Mercedes GWagen and includes:
711.110 Iron Box 5 Speed with 1:6.15 first gear and 1:1 fifth gear.
VG-080 shift on the fly GWagen Transfer Case, operated pnuematically by an on board compressor system.
Heavy Duty, Wider Commercial/Military GWagen axles with 1:4857 (34/7) differential gearing, including a rear hydraullicly activated locker.

The Custom Pop-Top was designed, built and installed by GTRV here in British Columbia.
Highway fuel economy averages: 16.5L/100km, 17 mpg/Imperial, 14.5 mpg/US.
Tires are Cooper Discoverer 235/85-R16 A-T3 with 15,800 kms (10K miles).

This is unique vehicle and would be an exceptional platform for an Expedition Grade Camper.
As it is mostly unfinished inside, it is a blank canvas for a creative custom interior. Westfalia Syncro on Steriods anybody?
I had lower front fender and inner/outer rocker panel rust removal professionally done in January 2014. Photos of work done are available. The body is sound with very minimal rust and the chassis, mechanicals and electrics are all excellent.
Available separately if wanted is a desireable diesel engine for this vehicle. 90% of these Vans produced were the 310D model, which utilized the 2.9L Mercedes OM602 NA 5 cylinder diesel. The gas engines were more commonly used in KLFA Fire-Rescue Vans to enable a higher top speed.
In 2013 I purchased a near new (10 running hrs) UL90/100 Unimog OM602.948 Engine with the ultimate intention of installing it in the Van. I haven't done so as I have since determined that selling a vehicle into the USA with a non-stock engine is problematic.
This engine will require some adaptation to install. A front sump oil pan with associated pickup tube, Van specific downward facing oil filter housing, oil cooler and lines, motor mounts, belt driven accessory reconfiguration and dip stick relocation are required. This is being done by an Independent Mercedes
Specialist Shop locally. Engine placement is essentially a drop in as the Van was designed for this engine. Fuel lines, throttle linkage etc. will need attention.
The 2.9L diesel engine and the 2.3L gas engine share the same bellhousing bolt pattern so the 711.110 manual transmission is a direct bolt up.
Included with the engine is an Aerodyne/Aerocharger Variable Vane Turbocharger. This will produce a substantial increase in power and if the boost is kept conservative (i.e. 15-20 psi) the engine will maintain its known longevity. The turbo is a 143/300 trim unit and can support up to a maximum of 160 hp in a diesel engine application. Custom turbo plumbing, intercooler fabrication, IP tuning etc. will be necessary. Engine Price: $4500 USD

Thanks to CLUBGWAGEN Administration for the permission to post this GWagen related Vehicle ad here.
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1992 Mercedes 310 4x4 Austrian Fire/Rescue Gas model Van with OM602 Turbo Diesel Conversion Currently waiting in the wings.

JimGee
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#2 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:23 am

GWagen Underbelly Pics
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1992 Mercedes 310 4x4 Austrian Fire/Rescue Gas model Van with OM602 Turbo Diesel Conversion Currently waiting in the wings.

JimGee
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#3 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:27 am

Some more Pics
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JimGee
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#4 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:29 am

Pics
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JimGee
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#5 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:35 am

These are Pics of the OM602 when I got it, still in Unimog trim. I should have the engine back from the shop, reconfigured for installation in the Van shortly and will post those Pics then.
Also a couple of Pics of the Van when I originally bought it.
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blueg
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#6 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:56 pm

G-Rand van. Talk about driving something unique.
I would jump if I didn't already have too much to process before I croak.

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vadimivanovich
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#7 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 pm

This. Thing. Is. Awesome.
"The way you think is the way you live"

JimGee
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#8 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:44 pm

The New Selling Price of the Vehicle is $28,000 USD, a drop of 20% to spark some interest. It is in superb condition and is available with or without the separate OM602 Diesel Engine.
1992 Mercedes 310 4x4 Austrian Fire/Rescue Gas model Van with OM602 Turbo Diesel Conversion Currently waiting in the wings.

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apple
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#9 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:02 pm

What a great Sprinter 4x4 alternative. How is the on-road performance with the current petrol powerplant? You mentioned "highway" use...

JimGee
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Re: FS: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 310 4X4 POP-TOP VAN

Post#10 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:16 pm

If you find a 230 G/GE acceptable then it is comparable. Not fast but acceptable. It all depends on your expectations and experience. If you're used to driving a Westy then this may be an improvement. Highway cruising at 60mph is comfortable, 70mph is ok but is starting to rev the engine a little high. Over that is not it's comfort zone. It has 1:4.86 diffs and a 1:1 fifth gear in the manual transmission. Mountain passes gets you into 4th (or even 3rd) doing 50mph. You could do the Pan-American Highway, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Southern Chile well enough but you won't win the race.
1992 Mercedes 310 4x4 Austrian Fire/Rescue Gas model Van with OM602 Turbo Diesel Conversion Currently waiting in the wings.

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