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Milspec Mercedes / Puch GE230 • WCXC

This matte-black, milspec G-wagen, a 1990 Mercedes-Benz/Puch 230GE, is the the upmarket G500’s bare-bones, older cousin. While locking front, rear, and center differentials, and legendary off-road capabilities, are baked into the G-wagen DNA, you’ll have do without the brawny V8, and front-and-rear heated, leather seats in this version.

Power, in this case, comes from a 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder, gasoline engine good for 125 hp and 141 lb-ft of torque. Whether that’s enough to motivate a long wheelbase (LWB) G-wagen, you’ll have to determine with a test drive. Out back it’s configured as a soft-top with seating for six, most likely via two, long, folding, bench seats (in addition to the two seats in the front, of course). The transmission is a 4-speed manual.

Mileage is listed as 69,300 km, but, if the odometer has only five digits, look carefully around the truck for wear to make sure the odo. hasn’t been rolled over. One good place to check are the rubber pads on the foot pedals. On a high-mileage car, they’ll be quite worn. Also make sure the odometer is running consistently and doesn’t cut out after five miles or so.

It’s listed at CN$26,500, which is a significantly higher price than I’ve seen elsewhere online (check the links below). If it’s a nice example though, you’ll surely be able to negotiate.

The truck is located in Vancouver, Canada, and is one year away from legal import status to the US (the 25-year rule).

Special thanks to WCXC reader Clay R. for spotting this one for us.

EDIT: Craigslist link fixed.

More photos after the jump.

Links:
Craigslist: 1990 MERCEDES / PUCH Military G-wagen
WCXC: G-wagens previously posted on Spotted

Swiss Army Vehicles: G-wagen page

GWOA (G-Wagen Owners Asso.): 230GE Buying Advice forum post

Steel Soldiers: 230 GE advice forum post

Wikipedia: G-Wagen

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OK, this has nothing to do with overlanding, camping, or travel. It’s the Ressence Type 3 mechanical watch and it’s amazingly cool. The Ressence’s sapphire crystal is filled with liquid. Through a trick of refraction, the crystal disappears and the hands and dials appear right on the watch’s surface. It’s a good trick. The watch looks like nothing else out there.

Ressence has taken things a step further and also dispensed with the crown. The watch is wound and set by rotating the clear case back.

To tell the time read minutes and date off the main dial, hours on the largest subdial, and seconds and day of the week on the two smaller subdials. Adding further interest, the minute hand and the three subdials orbit around each other ever so slowly as time passes. Here’s an animated illustration (set to the current time) showing how it works.

Is there a downside? Well, yes. The Type 3 sells for $34,000.

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Link: Ressence Type 3

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Photo: Bruce Dorn

Expedition Portal does a nice job of covering ARB’s latest Jeep Wrangler build with a good write-up and a gorgeous set of photos by Bruce Dorn.

Check out the article here: VFOTW: ARB-built Jeep Wrangler