Military-Spec Mercedes G-Class Gets A Second Life From Legacy Overland

All 4×4 fans like a restored Mercedes G-Class, but there’s a special appeal to those that started their lives as military vehicles.

Legacy Overland’s latest creation is a completely restored 1990 ‘Wolf’ 250GD finished in Sandstorm Yellow and featuring an upgraded interior.

The meticulous restoration process included having the chassis and various components powder coated, as well as having the engine galvanized for protection. The seats, door cards and steering wheel are dressed in vegan (…) leather. The integrated roll cage is body-colored, as is the jerrycan, the headlights and taillights are now LEDs and there’s a five-speaker Pioneer audio system with Bluetooth.

The restored G-Wagen sits on 16-inch wheels wrapped in 315/75 Cooper off-road tires and features a military style snorkel, steel bull guard and grille covers for the fog lights, while the chassis sits on a Raptor suspension lift.

The powertrain remains stock from what we can tell, meaning Mercedes’ famously reliable five-cylinder diesel engine paired to a five-speed manual gearbox and, of course, a selectable four-wheel drive system.

Unlike the modern G-Class, which has understandably softened up over the years, this classic Geländewagen is a rugged off-road machine ready to become dirty and a reminder of what the G-Class started life like.

And the best part is that, despite making some updates, Legacy Overland respected the original character of this ex-military G-Class and kept things (very) nice and simple.

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  • Howfarr

    All that work, and a stock drivetrain…

    • Mr. EP9

      If it isn’t broke why fix it?

      • Howfarr

        So the entirety of the rest of the truck was broke?

  • Bash

    I like the tyres, and the color of the seats.

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