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
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.