Gelandewagen Chalenge — the strangest tuning projects

Alex BestAdvisor
Feb 24, 2017 · 4 min read

The Mercedes G-class was developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by the Shah of Iran to Mercedes and offered as a civilian version in 1979. The G-wagen is characterized by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It uses three fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature.

But modern Mercedes Gelandewagen exudes an aura of excellence in luxury automobile. This German luxury car SUV become a dream for many people around the world. But what to do if you don’t have enough money for car starting at $90,000, and which costs more than an average sports car from Porsche or Jaguar.

The cheapest way to get luxurios Gelandewagen is make it on your own.

Here you are — a very rare, large, heavy-duty four wheel drive vehicle Toyota Mega Cruiser, which turned in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class by setting the other body panels. Now this car is sold in Kazakhstan, the issue price — $39 000 .

It looks like normal Gelandewagen, but due to the fact that he has retained enormous proportions of Mega Cruiser, the car looks very weird. This is technically an Toyota SUV.

There is an 135-horsepower 4-cylinder turbodiesel under the hood, working together with the 4-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. In addition, the SUV featured front, center, and rear differential locks, as well as four wheel steering.

Another two strange Gelandewagens are made on the base of LuAZ. LuAZ-969 “Volyn” — a Soviet passenger utility terrain minicar vehicles, manufactured at the Lutsk Automobile Plant from 1966 to 2001.

This cabriolet Gelandewagen was made for hunting.

Gelandewagen was made as a cortege car for VIP. As you can see it has flashers.

This Galendewagen was made by using agregates of Soviet analog of military car UAZ. The UAZ-469 is an off-road military light utility vehicle manufactured by UAZ. It was used by Soviet and other Warsaw Pact armed forces, as well as paramilitary units in Eastern Bloc countries. In the Soviet Union, it also saw widespread service in state organizations that needed a robust and durable off-road vehicle. Standard military versions included seating for seven personnel.

Some metal and a lot of welding work — and a cheap luxury SUV is ready.

Here video of another project of transforming UAZ into G-class.
GAZ-69 is another Soviet military vechile which can be turned into G-class
G-wagen with face from E-class
Gelandewagen has face from Mercedes-Benz W108
Frankenstein G-Wagen is based on a 1979 280 GE 5.6 with a V8 engine under the hood. The Frankenstein kit includes a red leather interior and a matching exterior graphic, with golden grille and wheels.

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