MERCEDES-BENZ G-WAGEN: 1979 TO 2015

Brian Long Pub­lished 2016 by Ve­loce, which sup­plied the re­view copy ISBN 978-1-845847-77-7 Re­viewed by Mark Hol­man

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia -

An ear­lier book from the same pub­lisher and au­thor cov­ers the Mercedes-benz G-wagen. Al­though this square-rigged ve­hi­cle might not shout ‘clas­sic’ in the same way as a 911, it has many fol­low­ers. Not far from 200,000 ex­am­ples were built pre 2016.

Fol­low­ing the ex­am­ple of Range Rover and oth­ers, the once-util­i­tar­ian ma­chine be­came more lux­u­ri­ously equipped and pow­er­ful as the years rolled on. There was even a 2007 Pope­mo­bile built as an open car on a G500 chas­sis!

As usual, au­thor Long doesn’t miss much in these 208 pages, cov­er­ing the G-wagen’s long his­tory, its mar­ket­ing, model changes, and the com­pe­ti­tion. It adds up to a sur­pris­ingly in­ter­est­ing read.

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